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Becker named chief nursing officer at OSF Saint Anthony’s

Colleen Becker has joined OSF HealthCare as vice president, chief nursing officer, for OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.

She began her new role on May 30, reporting to Sister M. Anselma, chief operating officer.

becker coleenBecker’s responsibilities include leading the nursing operations at OSF Saint Anthony’s and working collaboratively with Dr. Dennis Sands, CMO, to achieve key results and drive superior clinical outcomes. Together with other members of the leadership team, Becker will establish quality standards and develop policies and procedures for the nursing staff. She will ensure adequate staffing levels are maintained through the development of continuing education programs. Becker  will serve on the OSF Chief Nursing Officer Council led by Lori Wiegand, chief nursing officer of OSF HealthCare.

Becker began her nursing career at OSF HealthCare, graduating from the St. Francis College of Nursing in Peoria. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Webster University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Louis University, and is currently completing the dissertation phase of her Ph.D. in Nursing from University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri. Immediately prior to joining OSF HealthCare, she served as executive director of Perioperative Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Throughout her management career, she has led a broad scope of both inpatient and perioperative nursing services. She brings passion for research, best practice, operational improvement and patient care.

She and her husband, Scott, have two daughters, Brit, 27, and Jennifer, 24, as well as one grandson, Matthew. Together, Colleen and Scott enjoy biking, skiing, hiking, watching sports and spending time with family. Additionally, she likes to spend her time reading and gardening.

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