Paul Coyne Named Chief Nurse Executive for Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the leading academic medical center specialized in musculoskeletal health, has named Paul Coyne, DNP, MBA, MS, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, as Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive (CNE). Dr. Coyne joined the HSS nursing staff in 2017. Most recently, he served as vice president, clinical practice & chief nursing informatics officer. His work pioneering improvements in patient safety and satisfaction and creating efficiencies in the healthcare setting has earned him “40 Under 40” recognition from Crain’s New York, and “Top 25 Innovator” from Modern Healthcare. 

At HSS the Chief Nurse Executive leads a team of more than 1,500 specialized nurses across the continuum of care at locations in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida, overseeing support and advocacy for nursing quality, patient safety, nurse engagement, physician collaboration, and patient satisfaction.

“I am inspired by the vision of HSS to grow and achieve unprecedented excellence in all aspects of musculoskeletal health and look forward to navigating the complex health challenges in current times,” said Coyne. “I am passionate about helping others through patient care and am honored to be an advocate for the nursing profession at HSS.”

WittKieffer’s Rachel Polhemus and Lisa DeSimone Arthur led this search.

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