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Published on December 09, 2019

PIH Health Announces Ramona Pratt and Ceonne Houston-Raasikh as Chief Nursing Officers of PIH Health

Ramona Pratt, MSN, MSHCA, RN, and Ceonne Houston-Raasikh, DNP, MSN, RN, have been named PIH Health Whittier Hospital and PIH Health Downey Hospital chief nursing officers (CNO). Pratt will be responsible for executive oversight of PIH Health Whittier Hospital nursing practice and operations and Houston-Raasikh will be responsible for executive oversight of PIH Health Downey Hospital nursing practice and operations.

Pratt has worked for PIH Health for nearly 40 years, and has served the organization in executive roles since 2007. Most recently, she held the position of vice president of Oncology Services. Prior to that, she served as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer of PIH Health Downey Hospital. Other executive positions she has held include, chief operating officer of PIH Health Physicians and vice president of Nursing Operations at PIH Health Whittier Hospital. She became CNO in November 2019.

“In my many years with PIH Health, I have been given the opportunity to grow within the organization and work in several different roles,” says Pratt. “Now I will be working with front line staff and nursing leadership to ensure we continue to provide outstanding care as we expand our presence in Southern California.”

Pratt is a registered nurse and has a Master of Science in Nursing and Healthcare Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach.

Houston-Raasikh became CNO in August 2019, and previously served as vice president of Nursing Operations for the PIH Health Downey Hospital campus since March 2018. She joined PIH Health Downey Hospital in 2017 as clinical director of Outpatient Surgical Center, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, and Gastroenterology Services, and quickly advanced to administrative director of Surgical Services.

“It is a pleasure to contribute to an organization that stands true to its vision of putting patients first,” says Houston-Raasikh. “In my role as chief nursing officer, I will ensure that our team of caregivers maintains a high level of care for every patient that walks through our hospital doors.”

Dr. Houston-Raasikh is a registered nurse and holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of San Francisco, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles.