Mary Shepler, RN, BSN, MA
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
As the Chief Nursing Officer of Saint Joseph Hospital, Mary oversees all nursing operations including the general medical / surgical and critical care units, Women & Infants Care, Cardiovascular nursing services and the Professional Nursing Practice and Education program.
is responsible for the departments of Respiratory/Pulmonary Therapy, Performance Improvement andClinical Informatics.
Prior to her current position, she was the Chief Clinical Informatics Officer and Director of Performance Improvement for Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, where she was responsible for working collaboratively with the clinical departments and Information Systems & Technology in the design and implementation of clinical information systems as they apply to clinical practice.
As director of Performance Improvement, Mary was responsible for directing systematic hospital-wide performance improvement initiatives to continuously improve the quality of patient care.
Mary began her career with Exempla Healthcare over 20 years ago when she started as a registered nurse at Lutheran Medical Center.
uring her 20 year career at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center she has also served as interim Chief Nursing Officer; director of Clinical Information Systems & Technology; and director of Critical Care, Cardiovascular and Neuroscience.
Whether implementing clinical information systems or performance improvement initiatives, Mary
always emphasized patient safety elements, evidence-based practices, clinical outcomes, and patient and staff satisfaction.