Julie Diodene’s nursing career began when she was a nursing assistant at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans while studying to become a nurse. In 1996 she earned her Associates degree in nursing, and for the past 23 years has worked as an ICU Nurse, Nurse Director and now Chief Clinical Officer where safe patient outcomes and patient satisfaction are her top priorities. Julie was recognized by her peers in 2012 as one of the “Great 100 Nurses” in the state of Louisiana, and in 2014 she was recognized as a “Top Nurse” by the Northshore District Nurses Association.