Senior Vice President/System CNE

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to partner with Memorial Hermann in their search for a SVP/System CNE

Memorial Hermann is a comprehensive, integrated health system with more than 270 care delivery sites, including 17 hospitals, 4,386 licensed beds and numerous specialty institutes, programs, and services.  Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center serves as the primary teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. The Health System is committed to delivering safe, high-quality, patient-centered care and offers clinical expertise, innovation, and cutting-edge technology to all patients.  Nationally recognized for quality and patient safety, Memorial Hermann operates Memorial Hermann Life Flight®, the largest and busiest air ambulance service in the United States.  The Memorial Hermann Physician Network is one of the largest, most advanced, and integrated physician organizations.

The SVP/System CNE will:

  • Establish and execute new staffing and care models and lead nursing along the full continuum of care.
  • Collaborate with physician leadership to drive standardization and reduce unnecessary clinical variation utilizing evidence-based medicine.
  • Work with Information Technology as well as Digital & Analytics to create a virtual care model and implement supporting technologies to streamline care support processes.
  • Team up with Consumer Experience to create and execute the ideal patient/consumer experience.
  • Elevate the role, practice, and reputation of nursing locally, regionally, and nationally,
  • Establish relationships with nursing colleges and work with them to evolve nursing practice/models,
  • Develop a career track for nurses and nurse practitioners,
  • Provide oversight of regulatory, licensure and accreditation requirements related to all aspects of nursing.
  • Encourage creativity, demonstrate fiscal responsibility, and promote the development of a high-reliability culture.

Opportunity Highlights:  

  • The opportunity to lead 5 Magnet designated hospitals and 12 hospitals with Pathways to Excellence.
  • Lead a large complex healthcare system into the future.
  • The opportunity to develop new models of care across the continuum.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, one of which must be in Nursing, DNP or PhD preferred.
  • RN licensure or eligible for licensure in the state of Texas.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience, preferably in a complex health system.
  • CNO experience required; experience in an academic medical center strongly preferred.
  • The ability to develop talent and build a strong pipeline of leaders.
  • Knowledge of process improvement methodology and systems thinking.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Livonne Engebrecht

Sr. Executive Recruiter


Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Vice President 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.