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Published on July 19, 2021

Jefferson Health - Abington Appoints New Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Stacey-Ann OkothABINGTON, PA (July 19, 2021)--Jefferson Health - Abington is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey-Ann Okoth, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, to the role of senior vice president & chief nursing officer. Okoth will assume her new role effective today.

In this capacity, Okoth will have operational and strategic oversight for nursing practice, patient care delivery and strategy for Jefferson Abington and Jefferson Lansdale hospitals. Okoth will work with senior leadership colleagues to advance quality, safety, experience and patient care delivery. In addition, she will collaborate closely with chief nursing officers and executive nurse leaders across Jefferson Health. 

“Stacey-Ann is a seasoned nurse executive with comprehensive experience and clinical leadership skills, coupled with a resolute commitment to patient safety, quality and satisfaction,” said Alison L. Ferren, MBA, president and chief operating officer, Jefferson Health - Abington. “Her impressive educational background confirms her commitment to lifelong learning.  We are very excited to welcome Dr. Okoth to our senior leadership team.”

Most recently Okoth served as the chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care Services for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Altoona and Bedford campuses. She has held nursing and service line leadership positions at the manager, director and associate VP levels for Geisinger, WellSpan and Kaiser Permanente health systems.

Okoth earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn State University, and holds a bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration degree from Strayer University.  She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University and recently earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Old Dominion University.

Okoth is active in the American College of Healthcare Executives, serving as treasurer, and currently is a member of the southwestern chapter of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders Board of Directors.  In 2020, Okoth was named one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Executives under 50.

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About Jefferson Health - Abington

Jefferson Health – Abington encompasses Jefferson Abington Hospital in Abington, PA, Jefferson Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, PA, and seven convenient outpatient facilities located in Blue Bell, Elkins Park, Horsham, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomeryville, Warminster and Willow Grove. More than 1,400 physicians are on staff at both Jefferson Abington Hospital and Jefferson Lansdale Hospital. Jefferson Health - Abington is part of Jefferson Health and Jefferson, an 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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