HCA Healthcare Chief Nurse Executive Dr. Sammie Mosier named to Modern Healthcare’s Top Women Leaders list

Headshot of Dr. Sammie Mosier

Our efforts to unlock new possibilities in innovation, healthcare technology and care practice would be virtually impossible without HCA Healthcare’s 93,000-plus nurse workforce, led by Dr. Sammie Mosier, senior vice president and chief nurse executive. Dr. Mosier’s work was recently recognized by a national industry publication – highlighting our organization’s focus on nurse advocacy and leadership, staffing and care team support, education, academic partnerships and professional practice. Learn more about the honor below…

Galen College of Nursing joined HCA Healthcare in 2020, bringing together two leading nursing organizations and creating the country’s largest academic practice partnership. This partnership has increased access to education and provided nursing career development opportunities. Dr. Mosier is supporting growth plans for our Galen College of Nursing, which currently has campuses in Kentucky, Texas, Florida and Ohio.

Dr. Sammie Mosier, HCA Healthcare senior vice president and chief nurse executive, was recently recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2022’s Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare.

The 2022 award program honors women who are advancing care delivery, community health and gender equity at major provider and payer organizations, Fortune 500 companies and national associations. Many of the honorees have played significant roles in the COVID-19 pandemic response and vaccine rollout, including Dr. Mosier, who has helped HCA Healthcare care for more than 271,000 COVID-19 positive inpatients as of December 2021, more than any other health system in the country.

“As Chief Nurse Executive for HCA Healthcare, it is my responsibility and privilege to be an advocate for more than 93,000 nurses. Leadership in healthcare requires educating hospital operators on the realities and needs of the nursing environment,” said Dr. Mosier. “I emphasize strong advocacy skills and establishing key partnerships as important leadership abilities for all leaders — whether new to leadership or seasoned in their careers. We aren’t alone in healthcare; it requires a resilient and caring team. Authentic leaders can help others connect to the mission of patient care and inspire others to be part of the journey.”

HCA Healthcare’s Nursing Strategy

Dr. Mosier leads the nursing agenda to advance the practice of nursing among HCA Healthcare’s more than 93,000 nurses working in our hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other sites of care. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a strong focus on advocating for nurses, driving clinical excellence and colleague engagement, and supporting the professional development of leaders at every level. In 2022, she developed and is leading a Nursing Strategy that embodies those focus areas, and includes the following pillars:

  1. Advocacy and leadership: develop extraordinary leaders at every level and provide unparalleled opportunities for career advancement
  2. Staffing and care team support: create innovative and effective care delivery models to support care teams and meet patient needs
  3. Education and academic partnerships: access to industry-leading education and career development opportunities to positively impact patient care
  4. Professional practice: ensure ownership of evidence-based practice to elevate nursing excellence

Nursing leadership journey and influence

Dr. Mosier has been with HCA Healthcare for more than 25 years, and prior to assuming the role of chief nurse executive in 2021, served as vice president and chief nurse executive of HCA Healthcare’s National Group. She began her career with the company as a medical-surgical bedside nurse at Frankfort Regional Medical Center and held progressive leadership roles, including serving as the hospital’s chief nursing officer.

Headshot of Dr. Sammie Mosier
Sammie Mosier, HCA Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, earned her Doctor of Health Administration in 2018.

She assumed an enterprise role with HCA Healthcare in 2012 as assistant vice president of nursing practice and was responsible for the development and execution of both the Unit of Distinction and HCA Healthcare’s nursing recognition program. She holds a doctorate in healthcare administration, a master’s degree in management and leadership, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is a board certified nurse executive and medical-surgical nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

This year, as we focus on retaining and recruiting colleagues, best managing capacity, and using technology and data to streamline processes and care delivery models, Dr. Mosier’s deep understanding of our organization and insights into the needs of our nurses will help ensure nursing remains a differentiator for HCA Healthcare.

She is leading the largest nurse workforce in the country, and leveraging our organization’s data and scale to transform care delivery for both caregivers and patients. Further, she is leading growth plans for our Galen College of Nursing, which currently has campuses in Kentucky, Texas, Florida and Ohio, and is set to expand to 15 campuses by the end of this year, with a five-year expansion plan that will make HCA Healthcare the largest nurse educator in the country.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Mosier on her Top 25 Women Leaders recognition, and in thanking her for her visionary leadership during these unprecedented times.

And – to all nurses across our organization – thank you for working hard to raise the bar for our patients, our organization and the healthcare industry at large. We are immensely grateful for you.

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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