Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Noble Hospital’s Diane Brunelle to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award at Elms College Commencement

Diane Brunelle, MSN, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Noble Hospital, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Elms College Commencement ceremony at the MassMutual Center on Saturday, May 19th.

Diane Brunelle '84, MSN, was a member of the first RN to BSN class at Elms College. She has been incredibly successful, both personally and professionally, since graduating from Elms. Diane always credits her alma mater for her many successes.

Since 2006, Diane has served as Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Noble Hospital in Westfield. The community hospital offers critical care to Southwick, Westfield, Agawam, and beyond. Since arriving at Noble, Diane has increased patient satisfaction to its highest levels in the Hospital's history, and is currently working on a five-year strategic expansion of the Hospital.

Throughout her career, Diane's goal has always been to create and foster an environment where patients feel as though they are receiving the best care possible. For years, Diane has been a leader in the medical community. She recently met with an eager group of Elms College students in an effort to offer them guidance, support, and strategies for successful networking with professionals in the healthcare field.

Diane received a Master's Degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1992. She is a 2005 graduate of the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program through the Wharton School and Leonard David School of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds advanced board certification in Nursing Administration from the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She has been published numerous times, and lectures at various nursing workshops and seminars about obstetrics and nursing leadership. Diane is currently a board member for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce and Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western Massachusetts.

Diane exemplifies the type of person the Elms wish to see their students become. She is an example to students and alumni alike, and a leader in her profession, community, family, and church.

For more information, please contact the Community Development Office at or 413-568-2811 x5520.

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