Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive, SSM Health St. Mary’s hospital – Madison

  • SSM Health
  • Madison, WI

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SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI is seeking a Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Apply within!Based in Madison, WI, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison is the 440-bed, level III trauma, tertiary care, flagship facility and referral hospital for the SSM Wisconsin Region. From pediatrics to senior health, SSM Health St. Mary’s consistently offers the latest advances in medical services through individualized patient treatment.

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital has earned a 5-star CMS rating, and was named a top 100 Hospital by both US News & World Report along with Truven Health Analytics. Recent winner of Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence and Pinnacle of Excellence awards, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Madison earned Magnet re-designation for the fourth time representing a commitment to high-quality nursing and is among an elite group of only 30 hospitals in the world to have achieved this distinction.

Position Overview

SSM Health is seeking a Chief Nursing Officer to join the dynamic executive leadership team at St Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI. This highly visible leadership position, located at the flagship hospital will provide strategic leadership and reinforce a culture of patient safety along with standardization of clinical operations and care processes.

Reporting directly to the hospital President with indirect reporting relationship to regional CNO, the CNO is responsible for driving strategic growth in alignment with overall system initiatives with emphasis on day-to-day operations.

The ideal candidate will be a strong operational and strategically focused nursing leader with the ability to navigate a highly matrixed organization, promote teamwork through positive relationships, and lead with effective problem-solving skills.


  • Bachelor’s in Nursing
  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Business or Healthcare Administration
  • Ten years of healthcare experience, with 3-5 years in nursing leadership
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