Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to partner with Winchester Medical Center (WMC), part of Valley Health, in their search for a Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer (VP/CNO).

A 495-bed regional referral facility and Level II Trauma Center, WMC offers an unusual breadth of services including neonatal intensive care, advanced heart and brain surgery, chest pain center, advanced primary stroke center, Level 4 epilepsy center, Level III NICU, and comprehensive physical rehabilitation. A not-for-profit hospital, WMC is consistently recognized for clinical excellence, patient safety, innovation, and compassionate care. WMC is the flagship hospital of Valley Health, a regional system that consists of six hospitals, a heart and vascular center, a cancer center, behavioral health, long term care, lab services centers, urgent care, physician practices, wound care, and wellness centers.

The VP/CNO leads the Nursing Division and supports the practice and advancement of Nursing at WMC. As a member of the Acute Care executive leadership team, the VP/CNO reports to the Chief Nursing Executive and has a matrixed reporting relationship to the SVP Acute Care Hospitals and WMC President. The VP/CNO supports and facilitates an interdisciplinary team approach to the delivery of care including creating an environment in which collaboration is valued and excellence in clinical care, education and research is promoted and achieved. The VP/CNO provides a framework for planning, directing, coordinating, providing, and improving healthcare services that are responsive to community and patient needs and that improve patient health outcomes. An active participant in the performance improvement process, the VP/CNO ensures consistency in the standards of practice across clinical settings and throughout the continuum of care. The VP/CNO also ensures plans are in place to improve patient satisfaction, employee retention and engagement, and patient/staff safety.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • Join a three-time Magnet designated organization with level II trauma, and a level III NICU
  • WMC is ranked among the top five hospitals in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.


  • Bachelor’s in Nursing and Master’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Business, or related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible nursing leadership experience in an integrated healthcare system.
  • Demonstrated success with development and implementation of patient care delivery systems.
  • Experience collaborating with medical staff and participating in interprofessional committees and task forces to improve patient outcomes.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Jocelyn Clarke, BA

Executive Recruiter


Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Vice President Search Services



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