Franciscan Health (formerly Franciscan Alliance) is partnering with Witt/Kieffer in the recruitment of the system’s inaugural Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Franciscan Health is a trusted leader in providing faith-based, integrated health care. As a 14-hospital integrated delivery system, it brings together the latest technology, innovative procedures, and the brightest, most compassionate people to serve their patients in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Beyond their 14 hospitals, Franciscan Health also offers a number of nationally recognized Centers of Healthcare Excellence as well as a 670 employed physician medical group, Franciscan Physician Network (FPN).
The System Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) role is the next evolution of nursing leadership at Franciscan Health. She/he will be responsible for the professional practice of Nursing across the system by ensuring the highest levels of quality and consistency in the standard of practice across all clinical settings. As a member of the executive team, the CNO will support and facilitate an interdisciplinary team approach to the delivery of care, including maintaining collaborative nurse/physician relationships. The CNO will provide leadership for organization-wide nursing activities directed at improving the safety, quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of patient care delivered throughout the clinical enterprise.
The ideal candidate will be a proven leader who holds themselves and others accountable, and leads through influence, collaboration, and persuasion. The ability to execute in a complex, matrixed environment is highly desired. The new System CNO will be a nurse executive with a passion for clinical quality and experience in hardwiring quality and process improvement at his/her organization. Candidates should also feel comfortable working in a faith-based environment. Candidates will be Master’s prepared at a minimum.
For more information, nominations and expressions of interest, contact Melaney Arruda, preferably via email at FranciscanHealthCNO@wittkieffer.com.