St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital Welcome New Chief Nursing Officer

Dec 1, 2021

West Palm Beach, FL – St. Mary’s Medical Center & the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital appoint Jessica Miller as their new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). In this role, Miller will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital’s nursing departments. She will ensure that the hospitals’ tradition of delivering high quality patient care is consistently maintained. Miller brings extensive healthcare leadership experience and a demonstrated focus on patient-centered care, and performance improvement.

“This is homecoming for Jessica, as she is returning to Tenet Healthcare where she has spent much of her career, and she was actually born at St. Mary’s Medical Center, giving her strong family ties to this community,” said Cynthia McCauley, chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. “I am very excited about her vision for the nursing department, and I am confident that she will lead our clinical team to long term success.”

Prior to this appointment, Miller served as the CNO for former sister facilities, Florida Medical Center and North Shore Medical Center. She was also the lead CNO for the rest of Steward Healthcare’s Miami hospitals, which they recently acquired from Tenet Healthcare. She also served as the CNO for sister facility, Coral Gables Hospital. During her 13 years of service to Coral Gables Hospital, Miller led the quality, risk management, infection control and wound care departments. She was also responsible for overseeing numerous surveys from government and regulatory agencies, and played a key role in four of the hospital’s Top Performer in Key Quality Metrics recognitions from The Joint Commission. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Business Administration from Florida International University. Miller is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Miller is replacing Ruth Schwarzkopf, who is retiring at the end of the year after close to 20 years in a nursing leadership role with Tenet Healthcare.

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