Keynote speaker for the Ninth Annual Nursing Leadership and Research Conference.
Roxane B. Spitzer is semi-retired from her post as chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority, which includes a university teaching hospital, a 500-bed long-term care facility, a clinic for abused children and multiple primary care and specialty clinics.
Dr. Spitzer earned a Ph.D. in Executive Management under the mentorship of Peter Drucker, Ph.D., at Claremont Graduate University. She also served as chief operating officer of the Vanderbilt University Medical Group Satellite Network, where her skill set in strategic management allowed for controlled and positive expansion of the medical practice in multiple communities in Middle Tennessee. Dr. Spitzer has taught at Texas Tech University and was a professor at both Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College. In 2011 she received the mentor of the year award from the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She is the editor in chief of Nurse Leader and vice president and executive strategist for OnSomble, a company involved in professional workforce development for registered nurses and members of patient care teams.
Dr. Spitzer received the Tennessee Hospital Association’s CEO Meritorious Service Award in 2002, and she later received the Pfizer Award for her exceptional contributions to healthcare. In May 2005, she received the Presidential Distinguished Service Medal from Meharry Medical College for her service to the community. The governor of Tennessee appointed Dr. Spitzer to serve on the State Health Planning and Advisory Board and the Health Care Facilities Board of Licensing. In addition, she was a member of the executive committee for the National Association of Public Hospitals and has been named as an alternate delegate by the American Hospital Association for the Tennessee region.
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