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Jennifer Chiappa, MSN, Named St. John’s Health Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Clinical Officer

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St. John’s Health (SJH) CEO Jeff Sollis has announced that Jennifer Chiappa, MSN, has been selected to serve in the new lead nursing executive role of Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Clinical Officer. Chiappa has been in nursing at SJH since 2015, starting as a RN and clinical educator, and then assuming leadership roles as director of the Primary Care Unit (PCU), director of the inpatient physical rehabilitation program, and most recently as a nursing officer. As director of the PCU, Chiappa was responsible for the largest and busiest nursing department at SJH. “It became very clear to me during our competitive interview process that Jen is viewed by her colleagues as an excellent leader,” said Sollis. “As a candidate, she distinguished herself based on her communications skills and her deep understanding of the strengths, challenges, and unique opportunities we have at SJH.”

In the role of Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Clinical Officer, Chiappa will be responsible for all SJH nursing, as well as tasked with building deeper collaborative relationships among the outpatient clinics, the clinical ancillary departments, surgical services, quality, and clinical education. “It will be the top priority of the Chief Clinical Officer to coordinate our efforts, across all clinical departments, to reinforce a culture that is focused on positive patient outcomes, teamwork, and collaboration,” said Sollis.

Chiappa earned her BSN from Montana State University in Bozeman and her Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Management from Walden University. She has lived in the Tetons for 14 years and enjoys flyfishing and spending time with her two children.

“I’m incredibly excited for the future of St. John’s Health, and I am honored to be our first Chief Clinical Officer, in addition to Chief Nursing Officer,” said Chiappa. “I’m looking forward to continuing to enhance our quality care and service excellence while SJH supports and develops our workforce.


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