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Leadership | SSM Health Wisconsin Regional Office | Madison, WI | Req #: 18016790

SSM Health-Wisconsin Regional Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
The Opportunity
The SSM Health of WI Regional Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of a culture of patient safety, the advancement of the profession of nursing, standardization of operations and care processes. The CNO is also responsible for nursing productivity, staffing management with fiscal responsibility within SSM Health Care - Wisconsin in accordance with the philosophy and mission of SSM Health Care. The CNO will lead the development and implementation of effective nursing practice standards and guidelines to assure the safe provision of quality patient care
This system position reports directly to the Wisconsin Ministry Clinical Affairs Officer with a dotted line to the SSM Health System CNO. This position offers an experienced executive nursing leader the opportunity to work in a highly successful integrated delivery network that is focused on exceptional patient care. As the clinical nursing leader, you will work collaboratively with executive leadership within both the SSM Health system and the Wisconsin ministry providing direct oversight of nursing recruitment, patient care quality initiatives, staffing levels, and elevation of clinical competencies of the Wisconsin nursing staff. Collaborate with regional and system leadership teams on strategic initiatives ensuring budgets are consistently met and costs are controlled.
The Benefits
Comprehensive benefit package exclusively designed for system leadership including immediate vacation time, retirement account with match, salary continuation, and company paid life insurance are just a few of the generous extras above and beyond the standard medical, dental, and vision insurance offerings.
For Immediate Consideration:
Jenny Nichols-Senior Physician and Executive Recruiter
SSM Health Dean Medical Group Wisconsin
Phone 608.260.3581.


  • Current unrestricted or ability to obtain license as a registered nurse in WI (BSN)
  • MSN/MBA/MHA required, DNP strongly preferred
  • Minimum of five years of progressive executive leadership experience in regional clinic operations, product line, or multi-site accountability in large healthcare organization.
  • Previous experience as either the Director of Nursing within the flagship hospital of a large system, or as the Chief Nursing Officer of a smaller hospital with multi-site responsibility.
  • Experience in development and implementation of a nursing model.
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Why SSM Health

At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

Employment Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • And more!

Diversity, Inclusion
and Equality

At SSM Health, diversity, inclusion and equality are integral parts of who we are and a reflection of our Mission and values. We believe that workplace diversity is essential to our success. We seek to foster awareness and appreciation of diversity among our patients, employees, physicians, providers, customers and communities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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SSM Health and SSM Health Dean Clinic have care centers in cities and communities throughout beautiful and progressive Wisconsin. Enjoy a quality of life that comes with a location known for its idyllic lakes, wooded acres and rolling farmlands. Wisconsin is a state that has long set a standard for good government and citizenship. Whether you’re planning to make a home amidst the backdrop of the high-tech businesses and acclaimed academic institutions in the progressive small city of Madison or within the rolling hills and fresh waters that lead people to the Wisconsin Dells every summer, you’ll find a friendly, affordable and peaceful quality of life that makes Wisconsin among the best states to live in the country.