Jerry Mansfield, PhD, RN

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    Jerry Mansfield

Chief Nursing Officer

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center

Columbus, OH

Appointed Chief Nursing Officer of University Hospital (618 beds) and the Ross Heart Hospital (150 beds), June, 2012; responsible for vision, strategic direction, and leadership (2,000 FTE, $485,000,000 annual operating budget); accountable for nursing standards of care and practice in all areas within both hospitals. Served as the interim Chief Nursing Officer since February (2012). Previously, served as the first Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Services - Health System; oversight of a matrix reporting structure 1000 FTE, forty clinics and 1.6 million annual visits. Developed a framework to assess ambulatory practices and analyzed the primary care network and produced recommendations consistent with the National Committee for Quality Assurance-designated patient-centered medical home. Executive sponsor of the revised ambulatory orientation program; standardized core competencies for medical assistants. University Hospital and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital were Re-designated Magnet Status (January 2015) by the Magnet Commission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Received his Diploma in Nursing from Saint Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Xavier University, a master’s degree in Nursing Administration and a PhD in Public Health from Ohio State. In his earlier roles, Mansfield was an administrator in Nursing Services for quality, research and evidence-based practice and served seven years as Chief Nursing Officer for University Hospital East. Mansfield holds an appointment as clinical professor of practice in The Ohio State University College of Nursing serving as faculty lead for graduate nursing administration courses; provides lectures in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. He currently serves as President-Elect of the RWJF-ENF Alumni Association. Recently appointed as Member, National Advisory Committee of the RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program.

The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country and the only academic medical center in central Ohio. The Medical Center has received the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Stage 7 Award. The Medical Center was ranked No. 3 among 104 academic medical centers included in the 2014 University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Quality Leadership Award, comparing performance against six key quality indicators: mortality, safety, effectiveness, equity, patient-centeredness and efficiency. Additionally, the Medical Center was named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission; one of only 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two years.