Mercy Health Names Phyllis Doulaveris as its First Chief Nurse Executive

(CINCINNATI; January 12, 2016) – Mercy Health, a Catholic Health Ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, has named Phyllis Doulaveris, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ as the organization’s first-ever chief nurse executive. In addition to serving as chief nurse executive, Doulaveris will also serve as system quality officer for the health ministry. Doulaveris reports to Brent Asplin, Mercy Health Chief Clinical Officer, and assumed her role in September 2015.

“Nurses provide our hospital patients with the great majority of their direct care and they also hold great responsibility for the quality of care our patients receive,” said Asplin. “Phyllis’ position as our first chief nursing executive acknowledges the tremendous role our nurses play in ensuring that our patients receive the best quality care possible.”
Doulaveris served previously as chief nursing officer and senior vice president for patient care services for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s Iowa market. During her tenure there, she led implementation of a shared governance model, improved budget performance while maintaining high-quality outcomes and created Nurse Peer Review and Nurse Residency programs.

Her background includes years of leadership in nursing, clinical data and informatics. Before moving to Wheaton Franciscan, Doulaveris was system director of Nursing Informatics and Staffing & Resource Management at Inova Health System in Northern Virginia.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Maryland and her doctorate of nursing practice degree at Marquette University.