Angela Igo, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer for Fitzgibbon Hospital, was named as the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders (MONL) “Leader You Should Know” for the month of April. The MONL was established in 1979 to encourage the advancement of effective leadership in nursing. The monthly newsletter is distributed to the members of the MONL.
“Angela is the essence of compassionate care and models this through her interactions with the nurse management team and nursing staff so that they can, in return, model those behaviors with our patients,” said Gina Glisson, RN, Coordinator of Quality Improvement at Fitzgibbon Hospital.
When asked what her position in leadership allows her to do, Igo said, “…to mentor other nurses and nurse managers.”
“I have experienced compassionate and supportive leadership throughout my career at Fitzgibbon Hospital, and my current position allows me to pay it forward,” said Igo.
The organization also asked Igo to provide her best advice to aspiring leaders.
“Listen. Focus on nurturing relationships with patients and all care team members. I believe that our healthcare system is safer when we work collaboratively and respectfully,” said Igo.
When Igo is not mentoring nurses and helping them to make a difference in the lives of the patients who receive their care, Igo loves to watch her kids care for their livestock on their farm. Something that many people may not know about her (which was one of the questions the organization asked her to respond to) is that she enjoys supporting her daughter participate in equestrian competitions with her horse.