Chief Nursing Officer Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to partner with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (SRN) in their search for a Chief Nursing Officer who will oversee Nursing policy and practice across this prestigious, academic teaching, and research organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

A member of the Mass General Brigham Health System, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) Charlestown, along with SRH Cape Cod, SRH Cambridge, Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton, and over 25 outpatient sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. An acclaimed teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and home to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding is recognized as a top residency program in the U.S. in the Doximity Residency Navigator.

  • SRH is ranked as the #3 rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2022/2023) and #1 in New England.
  • Recognized by the 2022 Disability Equality Index as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”
  • The only rehabilitation hospital in New England with the distinction to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1995.
  • A Harvard Medical School teaching facility and the recipient of multiple NIH grants, SRN offers groundbreaking research, clinical interventions, and emerging technology in the care of patients with neurological and rehabilitative conditions.
  • SRN is nationally and internationally recognized for treatment and research for spinal cord injury, burns and stroke.

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) reports to SRN CEO and works collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team at Spaulding and within the MGB system. Working as a member of a collaborative, interprofessional team, the CNO participates in strategic planning and the development of innovative programs and services. As the senior leader for the clinical practice of Nursing and Patient Care Services, the CNO will be at the forefront of discovery and innovative treatment for major disabling conditions.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • Advance the professional practice culture in a Magnet facility.
  • Serve as the executive responsible for nursing across all SRN inpatient, outpatient, and post-acute sites, programs and services.
  • Lead SRN within the MGH/Brigham System.
  • Along with the Chief Medical Officer, SRN, leads SRN’s quality agenda, with a specific emphasis on patient safety.
  • Work with the top residency program in the US in the 2020/2021 Doximity Residency Navigator.
  • Recognized by 2021 Disability Equality Index as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”


  • Licensed as a professional nurse in MA along with a Doctorate in Nursing
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience.
  • Experience working within a Magnet Designated Academic Medical Center and within a union environment


To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Wendy  Siegel

Senior Executive Recruiter                   

Dennis J. Kain, FACHE

Senior Vice President

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