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Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive


Jane D. Englebright

Jane D. Englebright is senior vice president and chief nursing executive for Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. A nationally recognized nursing leader, Dr. Englebright provides professional leadership for facility chief nursing officers across HCA and approximately 80,000 nurses working in HCA hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other sites of care. She also leads HCA’s CNO Council in advancing a nursing agenda for leadership, operations and outcomes, and professional practice.

Dr. Englebright joined HCA in 1992 as a critical care nurse at Lewisville Medical Center in Texas and became chief nursing officer for San Antonio Community Hospital in 1996. In 1999, she joined HCA’s corporate quality department, where she founded the patient safety program, and in 2007, she became HCA’s first chief nursing officer. In 2014, Dr. Englebright led a team to successfully charter and implement an AHRQ-accredited Patient Safety Organization that further accelerated HCA's efforts in advancing patient safety.

A nationally recognized nursing leader, Dr. Englebright currently serves as the At-Large Nursing Representative to The Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners. Dr. Englebright is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and is a former chair of the Expert Panel on Informatics and Technology. Dr. Englebright has served as an investigator on numerous research projects, including large-scale intra-and inter-mural studies. She is broadly published in nursing, safety and quality, and is a nationally sought speaker in these areas. 

An adjunct faculty member at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Dr. Englebright is actively involved in mentoring graduate students in nursing, pharmacy, medicine and business programs at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. She was recently recognized in the Women of Influence program of the Nashville Business Journal. 

Dr. Englebright earned undergraduate degrees in nursing and education from Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. Her graduate degrees in nursing are from Texas Woman's University. Dr. Englebright is also certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) by the American Organization of Nurse Executives.