Helene Burns, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Services, Jefferson Health New Jersey
With more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry, Helene Burns is Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Services at Jefferson Health New Jersey. Dr. Burns has overall responsibility for patient care services and nursing operations at the three Jefferson New Jersey Hospitals, with oversight of its more than 1,400 Registered Nurses and Department of Nursing staff. She has been instrumental in the development and success of several programs and has championed many key initiatives linked with both patient and employee satisfaction including hourly nursing rounds, improved beside communication, nursing mentor programs, and shared governance councils. Under her leadership, Jefferson Health New Jersey is on the Magnet Designation Journey®.