RWJUH names new chief nursing officer

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, has named Courtney Vose its senior vice president and chief nursing officer.

With more than two decades of clinical, C-suite, academic and management experience, Vose will oversee nursing operational clinical practice, patient experience, education and research at the academic medical center and children’s hospital at RWJBarnabas Health’s flagship facilities in New Brunswick.

Vose is a proven leader and expert in driving nursing excellence and research. She will draw on her experience overseeing nursing and patient care at nationally distinguished academic medical centers to advance care at New Jersey’s largest academic medical center.

“Dr. Vose’s energy and passion for nursing excellence will lift our Magnet nurses even further as we expand on our role as a premier academic medical center,” said Bill Arnold, CEO and president of RWJUH. “Her passion for developing nurse leaders, innovation and dedication to exceptional patient care is what this team needs as we move past the pandemic and continue to elevate the essential role of nursing in integrated health systems.”

RWJUH board of directors Chair Jack Morris added, “We are confident Dr. Vose will build on the legacy of nursing excellence at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and contribute significantly to the delivery of quality and safety, exceptional patient experience and clinical excellence for our communities.”

Vose joins RWJUH from New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York Presbyterian/Allen Hospital and New York Presbyterian/Ambulatory Care Network, where she served as vice president and CNO since 2014. She also spearheaded the Academic Practice Research Fellowship with the Columbia University School of Nursing, where she served as assistant professor of clinical nursing.

Vose has also held a number of leadership roles at Lehigh Valley Health Network, including administrator, patient care services, and director, emergency services. She started her career as a Registered Nurse in the emergency department at Temple University Hospital before joining Sacred Heart Hospital in both clinical and leadership roles.