Mansfield Joins MUSC Health Executive Leadership Team

Contact: Heather Woolwine

Sept 29, 2016

CHARLESTON, SC – Jerry A. Mansfield, Ph.D., RN, was recently named MUSC Health executive chief nursing officer and chief patient experience officer, assuming his new role in August. He joins the MUSC Health executive leadership team and is responsible for both the practice of nursing at MUSC and initiatives that will enhance the patient experience.

Mansfield brings with him a wealth and depth of experience from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He was appointed the first chief nursing officer (CNO) for the OSU Wexner Medical Center University Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital in 2012, after having served as interim CNO. He was responsible for 2,176 clinical and non-clinical staff for the 618-bed Level I trauma center and 150-bed heart specialty hospital in a multi-campus health care system. Both hospitals, under his leadership, achieved their third Magnet re-designation during his four years serving as the CNO.

Mansfield formerly served in the role of corporate administrator for the Health System Nursing Services for quality, research and evidence-based practice at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and as the first CNO for ambulatory services. He also held an appointment as clinical professor of practice at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and served as faculty lead for the graduate nursing administration courses. He received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and master’s degree in nursing administration, and Ph.D. in public health from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Mansfield is the president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Alumni Association and also holds an appointment as a member on the National Advisory Committee of the RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program.

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