Message from the McHenry Hospital CNE

A Message from the McHenry Hospital Chief Nursing Executive

Northwestern Medicine recognizes the important role nurses play in ensuring high-quality, safe, efficient and effective care delivery. Our nurses are valued members of the interprofessional team. Engaged in shared governance and collaborative decision making, our nurses contribute to the advancement of Northwestern Medicine’s Patients First mission. We are proud to be among the best.

Grounded in our organization’s core values of Patients First, Excellence, Integrity and Teamwork, our nurses leverage relationship-based care to meet the needs of our patients and their families. Northwestern Medicine nurses practice in a professional environment that integrates evidence-based practice, research and innovation. Our nurses are supported and their voices are heard.

Northwestern Medicine nurses are professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, collaborative and serve as patient advocates. Every nurse is a leader who has the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the health of our community.

We believe in ongoing professional development, continuously striving to be better. We encourage continued education, specialty certification and participation in professional organizations.

If you are seeking an organization that puts patients first in all that they do, please reach out to us about becoming a Northwestern Medicine nurse. We invite you to learn about nursing opportunities that exist throughout our organization.

Northwestern Medicine is proud of our nurses. It is an honor to serve with them each and every day.


Catie L. Schmit MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC
Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive
Northwestern Medicine, McHenry Hospital