Bon Secours Mercy Health announced today that Andrea Mazzoccoli, RN, PhD, chief nurse and quality officer, will retire from the health system in June, capping 15 years of impactful leadership with the organization and 40-year career in health care and nursing. A nationwide search for a system chief nursing officer has begun.
Mazzoccoli joined Bon Secours Health System in 2007 as the inaugural chief nurse executive and was promoted to chief nurse and quality officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health in 2018 when Bon Secours and Mercy Health merged to become one of the 20 largest health systems in the U.S., with 48 hospitals in seven states and Ireland. During her tenure, she was passionate about the advancement and recognition of nursing excellence.
“As chief nurse officer, Andrea represents thousands of nurses working across the continuum of care to ensure the highest standard for professional nursing practice and quality outcomes,” said Wael Haidar, MD, chief clinical officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health. “She created our center for nursing excellence and was passionate about the professional growth and development of our health care work force. Her impact will be felt long after her retirement.”
Prior to joining Bon Secours, Mazzoccoli worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in a variety of progressive leadership roles including serving as chief nurse of the academic medical center.
She earned a nursing diploma from the Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Carlow College, a Master of Science in nursing and business administration from Duquesne University. She also received her PhD in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh where she studied failure to rescue. In addition, she is a Robert Wood Johnson and a Johnson & Johnson Wharton fellow and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2006.
In 2022, Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Mazzoccoli as one of the nation’s top nursing officers that provided tireless leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on a strong culture of quality, patient safety and caregiver wellness.
In her retirement, Mazzoccoli will continue her role as adjunct faculty at the Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing.