Vice President, Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH), a member of BJC HealthCare, is a nationally renowned, Magnet designated, academic medical center. BJH, with 1,346 licensed beds, is the affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). BJH was the first adult hospital in MO to be designated as a Magnet Hospital. For 27 consecutive years, since the inception of the process, BJH has placed on U.S. News & World Report‘s honor roll of America’s Best Hospitals. The Siteman Cancer Center, at BJH and the WUSM, is a nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Barnes-Jewish and Washington University Heart & Vascular Center has pioneered many procedures in heart transplantation and vascular surgery. BJH serves as the area’s regional referral center.

Vice President/ACNO Key Responsibilities:  

  • All inpatient nursing, the Emergency Department, Professional Practice, Research and Education, as well as nursing practice in Perioperative Services.
  • Leadership within BJC Healthcare executive team to develop the future direction of system-wide operations.
  • Support and mentor nursing leaders in the principles of sound fiscal and human resource practices.
  • Provide effective relationship-based leadership to achieve the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Build a culture of shared decision making and designing programs to support employee engagement.

Key Attractions:

  • Opportunity to work with an innovative COO/CNE.
  • Four-time Magnet designated academic medical center.
  • A mission driven organization.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, one of which must be in Nursing, Doctorate degree conferred or close to completion.
  • Broad scope leadership experience or service line leadership experience in an academic medical center or complex healthcare system.

For additional information or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Livonne Engebrecht at

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN
Vice President
Telephone: (610) 709-6434
Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN
Executive Vice President
(617) 514-0050

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