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CHI Health - Chief Nursing Officer

Omaha, NE

Job Description

CHI Health is seeking a Chief Nursing Officer for their regional healthcare system. The CNO will be responsible for the professional practice of nursing across the entire $2 billion, 15 hospital system. The CNO will report directly to the CEO and will be a critical member of CHI Health’s executive leadership team.

CHI Health ( based in Omaha, Nebraska is a regional health network with 15 acute care hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. They are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, a national health system based in Denver, Colorado. CHI Health is non-union with 16,000 employees and 2,820 licensed beds.  They are the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health science schools. CHI Health locations stretch from Kearney, Nebraska to Missouri Valley, Iowa. Four of the hospitals are Magnet designated and four are Pathways to Excellence, reflecting a strong dedication to excellence in patient care.

The CNO is a member of the executive leadership team, and will be responsible for the delivery of nursing care throughout the market’s continuum-of-care sites and programs.  The CNO will be a dyad partner with the Chief Medical Officer and will provide leadership and strategic direction for all patient care services throughout the region.

Previous experience as a Chief Nurse Executive is strongly preferred; however, candidates with senior level nursing leadership experience at a system level will be considered. Evidence of progressive experience in nursing leadership, including at least seven years experience in a large, acute care multi-site healthcare organization within a competitive and dynamic market is preferred. She/he will be Masters prepared at a minimum. The successful candidate will be a leader who holds themselves and others accountable and leads through influence. Experience in a highly matrixed environment is preferred.

Expressions of personal interest or nominations of candidates should be directed to Hans Henson of Witt/Kieffer at

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