Secretary, Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Role(s): TBD
Member Organization: Rush Oak Park Hospital
Angela Cooper, DNP, RN, CNL is the Associate Vice-President of Patient Care Services at Rush Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois, a community hospital in the Rush System for Health. She is Clinical Nurse Leader certified and was a Leadership Fellow through Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders. Angela completed the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Systems Leadership degree at Rush University in 2017.
She has worked at ROPH for 9 years and has been a nurse for 22 years. During this time, she has focused on successful transitions of new graduate nurses into the profession, empowering healthy work environments, shared governance, and a CNL-driven model of care. She is proud to announce that she was a member of the core team that led Rush Oak Park Hospital to its first ANCC Magnet designation in March 2016 and led the ROPH ICU to the AACN Gold Beacon Award in 2018.
Angela is a member of the Surplus project at ROPH since 2015, an initiative to donate excess hospital food to those faced with food insecurity. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oak Park and enjoys traveling, card making, flower arranging, and cooking in her free time.