Since January 2010 Nicolette Pacheco has assisted in several departments at College Hospital Costa Mesa. She has been a vital part of the Quality Improvement/Risk Management (QI/RM) Department since she began with the company; and has become a fundamental part of the organization as a whole. Nicolette’s outstanding attention to detail has allowed her to grow and excel professionally within College Hospital Costa Mesa.

As a team player Nicolette knows and values the importance of working together for the common goal, patient safety. As a well rounded Licensed Vocational Nurse and Surgical Technologist, she has shared her understanding, experience and extensive knowledge in the fundamentals of the Operating Room and Central Services Department. Nicolette successfully aided in the reconstruction of the department’s inventory process and assisted in the revitalization of the Operating Rooms to better service our patients. Nicolette attended West Los Angeles College and Orange Coast College. Nicolette is an active member of the Student Nursing Organization (SNO) and the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST).

Nicolette’s diverse background has given her the tools necessary to be a quality manager for the QI/RM Department for College Hospital Costa Mesa. She is responsible for regulatory compliance ensuring CHCM meets the standards of performance set by The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Mental Health. Nicolette is also responsible for coordinating all Performance Improvement Activities and serves as the Patient Safety Officer. She oversees all Risk Management Activities in coordination with the Corporate Risk Manager.

Nicolette is a native of Southern California, and enjoys spending time with her children at the beach.

Nicolette Pacheco, LVN
QI/RM Analyst
College Hospital Costa Mesa