Denise M. Peterson Selected After National
(Hartford, Conn. August 3, 2015) - Saint Francis Care has
M. Peterson, RN, MSHCA, NEA-BC, FACHE, as Vice President, Professional Nursing Practice
and Quality, Chief Nursing Officer, effective August 1, 2015.
her new role, she will be responsible for nursing education, nursing practice,
and staffing; and, in collaboration with Surendra Khera, M.D., Chief Medical
Officer/Chief Quality Officer, Peterson will have joint oversight of the
inpatient medicine units, hospitalist medicine, critical Care, respiratory
therapy. quality, performance improvement, accreditation, safety and high
reliability, pharmacy, case management, infection prevention and the patient
February 2014, Peterson has served as the Executive Director of Surgical
Services at Saint Francis.
resident of Middlebury, Peterson has 32 years of experience as a healthCare
executive. Prior to joining Saint Francis she was Vice President of Patient Care
Services/Chief Nursing Officer at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC),
New Britain. While at THOCC, she served
as the executive lead for the design and construction of a 100,000 square-foot
cancer center and medical office building.
Peterson also held the role as Director of the Oncology Service Line,
Pediatrics, and Stroke Center of Excellence.
earned her nursing degree from the Saint Francis School of Nursing, her
bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Hartford, and her master
of science in healthCare
administration from Rensselaer, Hartford.
She is a Fellow of the American College of HealthCare
Executives (FACHE) and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
(NEA-BC). She also earned a Green Belt
in Lean Six Sigma.
Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated healthcare
delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an
anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for
617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest
Catholic hospital in New England. Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners.
Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial
Hospital and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a
network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office
centers sited throughout the region. For more information, visit www.stfrancisCare.com.