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.

About MUSC

Founded in 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges and has more than 17,000 employees. As the state’s only integrated academic health sciences center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $3.2 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $284 million.

As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2019, for the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina.