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Published on September 07, 2018

Abington - Jefferson Health Names New Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Annmarie ChavarriaAbington, PA (September 7, 2018) – Annmarie Chavarria, MSN, RN has been appointed senior vice president (SVP) and chief nursing officer (CNO) for Abington – Jefferson Health.  A resident of Warminster, Chavarria brings more than 20 years of clinical and administrative experience to the role.

As CNO, Chavarria will focus on patient safety and quality by creating and supporting the key elements needed to maintain the standards of a highly reliable healthcare organization. Using her two decades of experience, Chavarria will empower other nurses and staff to uphold a professional, caring environment that fosters healing and well-being, using strategies proven to improve patient care and outcomes. Working with other leaders, she will help to streamline various processes at Abington Hospital and Abington-Lansdale Hospital in an effort to best utilize resources and improve overall workflow.

“During my tenure as CNO, my goal is to teach and inspire those around me about the importance of working as a team and treating each other and our patients and families with the kindness and respect Abington is known for,” says Chavarria. “People thrive in environments where everyone feels supported and everyone’s suggestions and contributions are valued. I want to help our staff learn and grow so that in turn, they can move our hospital from good to great.”

Chavarria joined Abington – Jefferson Health in 2005 as a nurse manager, and since 2015 has served as nurse director of Medical Services. During that time, she has been instrumental in developing the Geographic Coverage Model implemented on the medical units, has led patient experience training and contributed to other projects, such as Create a Safe Night, Bedside Report, and The Nurse Leader Rounding Program.

“Annmarie has always shown a commitment to patient safety and satisfaction throughout her career at Abington,” says Meg McGoldrick, president, Abington – Jefferson Health. “She is intelligent, ambitious and very dedicated to the quality of care our patients receive and the growth of our organization and staff. Annmarie is committed to a learning environment and the continuing education of nurses.”

Chavarria is pursuing a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) from LaSalle University, which she expects to receive in December 2018. She earned her BSN from Holy Family University and her MSN from Drexel University.

About Abington – Jefferson Health

Abington – Jefferson Health encompasses Abington Hospital in Abington, Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, two Urgent Care Centers located in Flourtown and Willow Grove, and six convenient outpatient facilities located in Willow Grove, Warminster, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomeryville and Elkins Park. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital. In addition, some physicians are members of Abington Health Physicians, an employed network of primary care physicians and specialists. Abington – Jefferson Health is part of Jefferson Health and Jefferson, a newly formed organization dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

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