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McCaffrey Joins CMHS as Chief Nursing Officer

Ventura, California, 02/27/2009

Community Memorial Health System has hired Bobbie McCaffrey as its Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.

McCaffrey, whose career in healthcare spans over 30 years, comes to CMHS after serving the past two years as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Beverly Hospital in Montebello. Previously, McCaffrey was Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Calif., from 2000 to 2005 and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas from 1995 to 2000.

In her new post, McCaffrey’s duties include:

Providing executive nursing oversight, standards of practice, nursing leadership and excellence in patient care for CMHS’s two hospitals, Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and Ojai Valley Community Hospital as well as the Centers for Family Health.

Serving as a key member of CMHS’s senior management to participate in strategic planning for the system.

Meeting regularly with CMHS administrators in Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Planning and Managed Care, Marketing and Development, Community Relations as well as the Medical Director and the system’s Board of Directors.

Working with community, regional, state, and national nursing organizations in order to review trends and improve the quality of patient care services and to market nursing excellence at CMHS.

Working with colleges and universities to develop a positive profile enhancing recruitment of new nursing graduates.

McCaffrey received her nursing degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and her master’s degree in Nursing Administration from New York University. She completed her nurse executive fellowship training from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 2002. McCaffrey is a board certified nurse executive in advanced nursing administration.