Claire Mooney, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC has been named President and CEO, Jennersville Hospital, effective April 1, 2019; a role she has been serving as interim since November 19, 2018.
Dr. Mooney previously served as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Jennersville Hospital, overseeing the nursing department, improving clinical quality outcomes and patient experience. She joined Tower Health in 2016 as Senior Director of Nursing, Reading Hospital, where she led the cardiac bundled payment initiative to improve patient care. Prior to her time at Reading, Dr. Mooney worked as Director of Nursing, Lancaster General Health, where she successfully led the MAGNET journey of over 500 members of the nursing staff, and co-published an article documenting higher survival rates at Magnet accredited adult trauma centers as compared to non-MAGNET hospitals.
"Claire is engaging, visible, caring, and results-oriented. Her 20 years of nursing leadership experience is reflected in the value she brings to the Hospital in the form of quality patient care and leadership," said Clint Matthews, President and CEO of Tower Health.
Dr. Mooney also led Emergency Services at Chestnut Hill Hospital as Director of Critical Care and Emergency Services, where she decreased Emergency Room length of stay by 60 minutes within three months and increased suicide prevention screening by 25%. Leading up to her role at Chestnut Hill, she served as Nurse Manager of the Surgical Intensive Care and Progressive Care Units for Reading Health System, where she managed the Divisional and Organizational Education Council and implemented the just-in-time inventory process with the Operational Council. In addition to her clinical and administrative achievements, she is also the founder of NurseWorthy, LLC; specifically established to assist nurses in transitioning into leadership roles.
"We've thoroughly enjoyed working with Claire as interim President and CEO and look forward to collaborating with her on the future of Jennersville Hospital," said David Fitzgerald, Chair, Jennersville Hospital Board of Trustees.
Dr. Mooney earned her MBA from Alvernia University in Reading and a Master of Nursing in Leadership and Health Systems Management from Loyola University - New Orleans, La. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Loyola University - New Orleans, La., in 2018, during which time she obtained a grant from the Pennsylvania Crime Coalition to combat the nationwide opioid crisis. She is recognized as an accomplished local and national presenter on the latest nursing issues.
Dr. Mooney will continue to support both the Hospital's and Tower Health's business goals and objectives. Additionally, she will oversee current and future investments in the Hospital, spearheading the opening of the new pharmacy in December 2019 and introducing new Chemotherapy Infusion services. She will continue to work with local organizations to lead and implement recommendations identified in the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment.