Lisa Schepers, MBA, has accepted the position of vice president and chief nursing officer for OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center. She started in her new role this week and she will report directly to Jerry Rumph, president, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center.
“There is a rich culture at OSF Saint Anthony’s that embraces you from the moment you walk through the door and I am so grateful to be a part of this incredible team of Mission-driven individuals,” said Schepers about her choice to join the leadership team. In her new position, Schepers is accountable for leading the nursing operations at OSF Saint Anthony’s to achieve key results and drive superior clinical outcomes. Together with other members of the leadership team, Lisa will establish quality standards and develop policies and procedures for the nursing staff. She will ensure that adequate staffing levels are maintained through the development of continuing education programs.
“We are very excited to add Lisa to our talented team of Mission Partners at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center. She lives the Mission of OSF HealthCare to ‘Serve with the Greatest Care and Love,’ and we are delighted to welcome her to the OSF family,” said Rumph.
Schepers most recently served as chief nursing officer at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. Prior to that, she was the director of Acute and Critical Care at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Some of Schepers recent accomplishments include leading a Zero Harm initiative to build a culture of excellence and quality, redesigning nursing units to create disease-specific departments with dedicated staff and decreasing nursing turnover in the first year by 9 percent.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Deaconess College of Nursing, Schepers earned her Master of Business Administration from Webster University, also in St. Louis.
Schepers and her husband Jeff have two children, Jason and Ashley, and three grandchildren, Courtney, Kayne and Nevi, and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys supporting the St. Louis Blues hockey team, reading and spending time with her family.
Schepers fills the role most previously held by Colleen Becker who last month accepted the position of vice president, Academic Operations, OSF College of Health for OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony College of Nursing in Rockford and Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria.