Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Kirby Bates Associates has been exclusively retained by Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (TMC) to conduct a search for their next Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer. Memorial Hermann Health System is a non-profit, award-winning, fully integrated health system with 17 hospitals, eight of which are Magnet designated and 270+ care delivery sites. TMC, the flagship facility, is a Magnet designated Level I trauma center that serves as the primary teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School of UT Health, that provides leading-edge care in heart, neuroscience, orthopedics, women’s health, general surgery, and organ transplantation. TMC is a hub of innovation, with strong research, a collaborative team culture, a passion for successful patient outcomes and a strong commitment to the community. The Chief Nursing Officer is responsible for the TMC Hospital overarching nursing practice which includes TMC-Adult, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital as well as the Memorial Hermann Rockets Orthopedic Hospital. The CNO of the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has a dotted line collaborative relationship to the TMC, VP, CNO.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • U.S. News & World Report, ’22-’23 list of America’s Best Hospitals recognized TMC as No. 3 in Houston.
  • TMC was recognized by Vizient as a 2022 Birnbaum Quality Leadership Top Performer.
  • Participate in system wide initiatives to promote efficiencies and collaboration across system divisions.
  • Continue to build a positive culture with a visible and supportive leadership style.
  • Build/maintain academic and community partnerships that support the mission of healthier communities.
  • Create a culture that inspires people to generate novel solutions with measurable value; and encourages experimentation with new ways to solve problems and seize opportunities that result in unique and differentiated solutions.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree required, one of which must be in Nursing.
  • RN licensure or eligible for licensure in Texas.
  • Minimum of eight years of progressive leadership experience.
  • CNO/ACNO experience required; experience in an academic medical center strongly preferred.
  • Experience or knowledge of supporting Magnet designated principles.


To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Livonne Engebrecht, BA
Senior Executive Recruiter
707 921-5008                          
Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN
Senior Vice President,
Executive Search Services


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