New Sigma title equips and empowers leaders to envision, expand, and transform the current healthcare system

INDIANAPOLIS—COVID-19 exposed the faults and inequities in the global healthcare system and has subsequently Visionary Leadership in Healthcarecreated a paradigm shift. In Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s (Sigma) latest title, Visionary Leadership in Healthcare: Excellence in Practice, Policy, and Ethics, authors Holly Wei and Sara Horton-Deutsch discuss how leadership styles must evolve to go beyond an illness narrative to one that focuses on health and healing.

Visionary Leadership in Healthcare emphasizes collaboration and partnerships along with a call to move away from hierarchical forms of leadership to more engaged, open, equitable, inclusive, authentic, and caring leadership styles. In a book meant for both clinicians and academics, Wei and Horton-Deutsch, along with well-respected contributing authors, discuss leadership theories in organizations; fostering healthy work environments; applying novice leadership theories to practice, collaborating, leading change, and innovating; and envisioning the future of healthcare leadership. 

Author Holly Wei said, Visionary Leadership in Healthcare “addresses the leadership needs in the most challenging areas facing healthcare today, including organizational trauma, collective trauma, post-traumatic growth, disaster preparedness and response, work environment, and building workforce resilience.” 

Download a sample chapter from the Sigma Repository. A Facilitator Guide and Learner Activities Workbook are also available for classroom use/course integration.  

The book is available to purchase at

Visionary Leadership in Healthcare: Excellence in Practice, Policy, and Ethics
By Holly Wei, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, FAAN, ANEF
Published by Sigma, 2022
ISBN-13: 9781646480210
EPUB ISBN: 9781646480227
PDF ISBN: 9781646480234 
Price: US $59.95
Trade paperback, 634 pages
Trim size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/8 

About the authors:
Holly Wei, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is a Professor and Assistant Dean for the PhD program at the University of Louisville School of Nursing. Her research focuses on healthcare organizational culture, leadership development, clinician well-being, and patient care quality.

Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, FAAN, ANEF, is a Caritas Coach, a Professor, and the Director of the Kaiser Permanente/USF Partnership at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions, where she mentors the next generation of nursing leaders through the lens of Caring Science and values-based leadership.

About Sigma:
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members and 550 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. 
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