Chief Nurse and Quality Officer Andrea Mazzoccoli named a Top CNO to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review

Andrea Mazzoccoli RN, PhD, FAAN, Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) chief nurse and quality officer, has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as a leading chief nursing officer in the United States.

The 2022 list recognized the top 66 CNOs of hospitals and health systems to know for their example of outstanding leadership and tireless efforts of providing strong clinical leadership throughout the pandemic. Those recognized are strong leaders who have built a culture of quality, patient safety and caregiver wellness.

Since being named Chief Nurse and Quality Officer in 2018, Dr. Mazzoccoli has laser focused the delivery and execution of strategic goals that have transformed the way BSMH delivers clinical care across 1,200 sites in seven states and two countries.

She has worked to harmonize clinical quality measures, ensuring that all caregivers are working toward common goals. She has aligned system quality, safety and performance improvement plans, established coordinated Serious Safety Event classification and reporting, and worked to ensure that the entire ministry is focused on a culture of safety.  

In addition to her focus on aligned and improved quality metrics, Dr. Mazzoccoli developed a BSMH roadmap for nursing, commonly known as Destination 2023. This multi-year roadmap has established one vision and one mission for the nursing profession, with a focus on care transformation, improved nursing experience, nursing culture and leadership, and focused empirical and evidence-based outcomes. This vision is a first of its kind for BSMH, and it provides a clear path toward the achievement of defined goals. It provides nurses with a rally cry, ensuring at all times that the patient is at the center of every decision.

Dr. Mazzoccoli earned a nursing diploma from Shadyside School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and business administration from Duquesne University and a PhD in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship and is a Johnson & Johnson Wharton fellow and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Prior to joining Bon Secours Mercy Health, she served as vice president, patient care services and chief nursing officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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