HOUSTON (December 20, 2017)

Ann Szapor, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. As CNO, Szapor has executive oversight of regulatory standards, compliance, patient satisfaction, patient safety, quality of patient care, and employee engagement.

“We are excited to have Ann lead our nursing team. Her extensive background in team building and leadership is supported by a collaborative mentality that elevates patient care,” said Susan Jadlowski, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights. “Ann has a track record of improving patient experience within multi-campus health care systems, like Memorial Hermann Health System, and she will be an excellent addition to our team.”

Most recently, Szapor served as CNO for Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. In that role, she directed multiple collaborative initiatives to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience and reduce nursing turnover.

Before her role in Florida, Szapor spent 25 years at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where she rose from a staff nurse to Assistant Vice President of Nursing.

“I am proud to join the nursing team at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights. They have already proven their dedication to excellence and high-quality patient care by becoming a Magnet designated facility, and I am energized by the opportunity to lead them,” said Szapor.

Szapor earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Villanova University and a Masters in Business Administration at St. Joseph’s University, both located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is board certified as a Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She recently relocated to Houston with her husband of more than three decades, Larry. She also has four grown sons and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family in her free time.

A 260-bed facility, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital has provided award-winning care to families in the community for over 50 years. More than 600 affiliated doctors provide a wide range of medical specialties, including heart and vascular, cancer treatment, total joint replacement, rehabilitation and women's care.