Chief Nursing Officer

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health (PMLGH) has exclusively retained Kirby Bates Associates to conduct a search for their next Chief Nursing Officer.  PMLGH brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community health care system. PMLGH offers a comprehensive network of care, including more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians; outpatient and Urgent Care services; and four hospitals with a total of 786 licensed beds: Lancaster General Hospital, a level 1 Trauma Center, Women & Babies Hospital, Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital, and Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital.

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for inpatient and ambulatory nursing practice across PMLGH (with the exception of the Behavioral Health Hospital). Reporting directly to the CEO, the incumbent will provide leadership, direction, and oversight for nursing operations and quality across PMLGH in coordination with Penn Medicine Nursing and quality leadership. The CNO will have operational accountability for nursing and patient care services in collaboration with Senior Hospital Operations Executives, the Chief Physician Executive, and other executive leaders to provide high-quality, safe, and efficient, patient-focused care driving a culture of high reliability.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • PMLGH earned national and statewide recognition from S. News & World Report for 2022-23.
  • Active member of the Penn Medicine CNO Council.
  • Achieved 5th Magnet Designation in 2021.
  • Named to Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals list for 2023.
  • Leapfrog “A” grade for Spring 2023 and 5-Star CMS.
  • 2018 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, one of which must be in Nursing.
  • Current or eligible for RN licensure in PA.
  • 10 years of experience in healthcare.
  • 5 years of progressive leadership experience in nursing administration.
  • Proven experience improving quality, patient experience, and employee retention.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Livonne Engebrecht, BA

Senior Executive Recruiter, Executive Search Services

707 921-5008

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Senior Vice President, Executive Search Services


Kirby Bates Associates is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our associates.