Chief Nursing Officer

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) provides strategic vision and direction as well as a strong executive presence. LGH is seeking a contemporary transformational leader who can create an environment focused on effective operations and management. LGH is seeking a CNO to lead a Nursing organization that provides integrated, effective and innovative evidence-based patient care. The CNO will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team, and work seamlessly with the Chief Medical Officer, Medical Executive Committee and other clinical leaders to deliver the highest quality compassionate nursing care and services. The CNO at LGH is accountable to develop and implement the hospital’s mission, strategic plans, patient care programs, budgets, resource allocations, operational plans and policies in an integrated manner.   As a member of Executive Leadership, the CNO will be a transformational leader, who fosters constructive partnerships and collaborative relationships within a complex health organization. Functional responsibilities include the direction of Clinical Directors, effective Education and Training programs, encouraging clinical nursing research and maintaining Magnet Program designation. The CNO assumes responsibility and oversight for maintaining comparable nursing care standards in all patient care settings including non-direct reporting area; such as Nurse Practitioners assigned to clinical departments, and Perioperative Services.


  • Bachelor and Masters’ degree one of which must be in Nursing. Active or eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania.
  • Ten years of progressive management/leadership experience.
  • Evidence of effectiveness in translating research-based interventions into effective clinical practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to support leaders to achieve national metrics for hospital indicators and superior patient outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Magnet designation process.
  • A strategic, flexible leader with knowledge of emerging models of care delivery.
  • Ability to build an inclusive environment for patients, families and employees.

The Location

Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania, 70 miles west of Philadelphia. With a population of 59,322 it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania’s cities. Lancaster City has been in the process of recreating itself, particularly since 2005, with a growth of specialty shops, boutiques, bars, clubs, and reinvestment in downtown institutions and locations. In 2005 the creation of “Gallery Row” solidified the status of Lancaster as an arts destination. The art community continues to thrive and expand. Built in 1889, the Lancaster Central Market is the oldest continuously operated farmers market in the United States, and many tourists come to purchase the handmade Amish goods that are not commonly found elsewhere. The city’s primary industries include healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services.

Please contact us for additional information about this opportunity or send nominations to:

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN, Vice President Search Services, (610-709-6434)

Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, Executive Vice President Search Services, (617-514-0050)