Executive Director Emergency Department

The Executive Director, Emergency Department (ED) provides strategic vision and direction as well as effective operation and management of the Emergency Department, Emergency Transport Team and the Trauma Program. Ensures development of staff and systems to provide outstanding patient care and service, meet all regulatory requirements, and achieve success in all key result areas. Partners effectively with physicians and staff to ensure outcomes are achieved. Provides leadership development to nurse managers, lead charge nurses and other management personnel. Accountable for creating a collaborative environment where all members of the healthcare leadership team work in partnership with the advanced practice providers and physicians. Candidates will have expertise in the identification and measurement of key operational metrics and plans for improvement. The Executive Director also partners with key hospital leaders and the community to assure a continuously improving patient experience. The Executive Director reports directly to the Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, one of which must be in Nursing. Eligible for RN license in MO.
  • Ten (10) years of progressive management/leadership experience.
  • Experience leading Emergency Services in a large academic medical center.
  • Experience with Magnet designation process.
  • A strategic, flexible leader with knowledge of emerging models of care delivery.
  • Experience with diverse/underserved populations and building an inclusive environment for patients, families and employees.
  • Ability to implement an overarching patient care delivery model that meets the needs of BJH patient population.
  • Demonstrated ability to support leaders to achieve national metrics for hospital indicators.

The Location
St. Louis, known as the Gateway City, is famous for its 630-foot arch located in the city’s downtown. St. Louis is bordered by the Mississippi River and serves as the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area, offering diverse theatre, music, art and sports. It is home to major corporations such as Anheuser-Busch, Express Scripts, Boeing Defense, Panera, and Edward Jones, to name a few. St. Louis has 79 different neighborhoods each with its own distinctive style and character. In 2006, St. Louis received the World Leadership award for urban renewal.

Procedure for Candidacy
Send resume and salary requirement, or nominations for this position to:

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Vice President


(610) 709-6434

Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN

Executive Vice President


(617) 514-0050