Experienced health care leader Christopher Jordan, MHA, RN, CPHQ, has been appointed Acute Care Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Vice President of Patient Care Services for St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP).
In this role, Jordan will maintain clinical and patient care standards, ensuring patient safety and access to care, as well as formulate and implement new nursing strategies across SPHP’s Acute Care facilities, which include St. Peter’s, Samaritan, and Albany Memorial hospitals.
Jordan had been serving as interim CNO for Acute Care since April 2019.
“In the short time Chris has been at SPHP, he has led the integration of the nursing leadership structure in line with our vision of becoming ‘One Acute,’ said Michael Finegan, president of Acute Care for SPHP. “Chris has worked closely with colleagues in all professions to standardize practices and protocols across all of patient care services and led the establishment of FirstChoice, our internal agency model to support future staffing needs across SPHP. We congratulate him as he continues this important role.”
Prior to joining SPHP, Jordan served as the administrator of patient care services at St. Joseph’s Health in Syracuse, providing administrative oversight for emergency services, acute behavioral health, and performance excellence. He also served as the system’s director of quality resources. Before joining St. Joseph’s, Jordan served four years as director for quality improvement and infection control at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Jordan earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University, and his master’s degree in health administration from George Washington University. He is Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Syracuse University. His nursing experience includes trauma critical care and medical-surgical critical care. Jordan is also a U.S. Army veteran, serving two years as a surgical technician, and six years as combat medic.
With more than 12,000 employees in over 185 locations, SPHP is the Capital Region’s most comprehensive not-for-profit integrated health care network, which provides high-quality, compassionate, and sophisticated care to thousands of people every day. St. Peter’s Health Partners is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems.