McLaughlin Named St. Elizabeth’s Chief Nurse

Monday, March 28, 2011


McLaughlin Named St. Elizabeth’s Chief Nurse


BRIGHTON—Suzanne G. McLaughlin, RN, MBA, formerly the chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at a 330-bed Catholic hospital in New York, was appointed as chief nursing officer at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a member of Steward Health Care and a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She starts April 4.


“Suzanne is a tremendous leader with more than thirty years of achievements as a health care executive, and she quickly will prove to be a strong advocate and leader for our nurses and a valued member of our senior leadership team,” said St. E’s President John J. Holiver.


For McLaughlin, this marks a return to nursing leadership in Massachusetts. She had served as director and then vice president of patient care at the former Goddard Memorial Hospital in Stoughton from 1978 to 1993. She became the first vice president of Patient Care Services at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, which was established by the 1993 merger of the Goddard and Cardinal Cushing hospitals. Good Samaritan is a Steward Health Care hospital. For the last 10 years, she has been both COO and CNO at Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Poughkeepsie. N.Y.


“I look forward to working with the nurses, physicians and administrative leaders of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, which has a long tradition of providing high-quality care and advanced treatments to patients and families in one of Boston’s most vibrant neighborhoods,” said McLaughlin. “ St. E’s nursing staff play a significant role in delivering that care with compassion and skill, and I welcome this opportunity to join them.”


McLaughlin holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Saint Olaf College in Minnesota and an MBA in health care management from Boston University. She has been recognized with awards from community and business leaders, physician groups and nurses associations.


About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a major academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.  Areas of medical excellence include cardiology, neurosciences, bariatric surgery, women’s health, high-risk obstetrics, bone and joint health, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine and emergency medicine.  St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care, which is the second largest health care system in New England.  Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at

 About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is a community-based accountable care organization and the parent company of Caritas Christi Health Care.  Headquartered in Boston, Steward has more than 13,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in 85 communities.  Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne’s in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, and Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.  Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Physician Network, Caritas Hospice and Home Care, Labouré College, and Por Cristo.  Further information is available at


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