(CINCINNATI; October 31, 2019) - Mercy Health - Cincinnati has named Jennifer Jackson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of West Hospital. Dr. Jackson assumed the role earlier this year when Mercy Health named Stephanie Meade the Chief Nursing Executive of Bon Secours Mercy Health’s Mid-American Group and Mercy Health Cincinnati. Dr. Jackson reports to West Hospital President Michael Kramer.

Dr. Jackson is responsible for the leadership, direction and operations of patient care services at West Hospital, which employs more than 550 nurses. She’s a member of the CNO leadership council for the Mid-America Group and is part of the nursing recruitment and retention strategic planning team. 

“During her time with Mercy Health, Jennifer has impressed me with her leadership ability and has made significant contributions to the success of West Hospital by building productive relationships with our nurses,” said Kramer. “I’m pleased to welcome her to West Hospital.”

Before joining Mercy Health, Dr. Jackson was the interim CNO at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Ohio, where she led a staff of more than 200 nurses as well as the pharmacy and respiratory departments. She maintains her role as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, where she teaches the financial and business management course for the Doctor of Nursing Practice students.

Dr. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana, a master’s degree in nursing from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Cincinnati.