Portrait of Rochelle Johnson

Rochelle Johnson

Director of nursing, Regions Hospital Family Birth Center

Description

Rochelle Johnson has a passion for addressing the disparities that exist for people of color, especially maternal and fetal health outcomes. Largely thanks to Johnson’s efforts, the three-story Regions Hospital Family Birth Center that opened in St. Paul in July 2020 saw its highest delivery volumes in more than a decade in its first month. With more than 60 percent of patients coming from African American, Latin American, and Asian American backgrounds, Johnson has worked to build an inclusive environment at the center by training employees around the diverse needs of the patients via year-long equity trainings.