Franciscan Health Michigan City has added to its leadership team with the promotion of Sarah Jones, RN, BSN, MBA, to the position of chief nursing officer at the hospital.
Jones began her career with Franciscan Health Michigan City in 1996 and most recently served as an administrative director for patient care services with multiple areas of responsibility in nursing and administration.
“We are confident that in her new role as the chief nursing officer at Michigan City, Sarah will continue to elevate nursing and patient care to the next level of excellence,” said Dean Mazzoni, president and CEO of Franciscan Health Michigan City.
Jones said she has been privileged to serve the community as a member of the Franciscan Health team for the past 24 years. “I am passionate about patient care and look forward to supporting our team in a manner that promotes ongoing excellence in care and outcomes,” she said.
Jones has earned her certificate in health care ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center, is a graduate of the Franciscan Leadership Enhancement Program and was a nominated participant in the Franciscan Alliance Chief Nursing Officer Residency Program from 2019-2020.
She earned her BSN from Purdue University Calumet, her MBA from Indiana University Northwest, and is currently pursuing a DNP (Doctor of Nurse Practice) in executive nurse leadership at Baylor University.
Jones is a lifelong resident of Michigan City, where she lives with her husband, Jimmy, and daughter, Eileen, who is a nursing student at the University of St. Francis. She is active in her church and the community, currently holding a board position with Dunebrook.