The American Hospital Association (AHA) named Maureen Swick, R.N., Ph.D., chief executive officer of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and senior vice president, nursing of the AHA, according to a press release from AHA.
For the past six years, Swick has been the senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year. Prior to that, she held a variety of nursing leadership and management roles at hospitals and health systems across the northeastern United States, the release noted.
In her role at AONE, Swick will lead a membership organization of more than 9,500 nurse leaders whose strategic focus is excellence in nursing leadership. She will play a leadership role in a number of key initiatives involving workforce, quality and safety, and future care delivery models. In addition, she will work collaboratively with the AHA to ensure the perspective and needs of nurse leaders are heard and addressed in public policy issues related to nursing and patient care.
“A highly capable and well-respected nurse leader, Maureen’s expertise is well known to healthcare leaders across the country. Her extensive healthcare background will be instrumental in promoting nursing leadership excellence and helping to shape public policy for healthcare for years to come,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO, AHA.
Swick served as a board member for both AONE and the AHA, and currently as the president of AONE’s board. Swick has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare.