Lisa Morrissey, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, associate chief nurse of Peri-Procedural Areas at BWH, Foxborough and 850 Boylston St., has been appointed interim chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services, effective Oct. 1.
Leo F. Buckley, Jr., MBA, executive director of Business Operations for Patient Care Services and Nursing, will support Morrissey by overseeing the business and operational aspects of Patient Care Services and non-clinical administration. Both Morrissey and Buckley will also continue their responsibilities in their current roles.
Interim CNO Morrissey joined BWH in 2013. She has overseen nursing practice in Perioperative Services, Cardiovascular Diagnostic Interventional Center, Interventional Radiology, the Pain Clinic, Endoscopy and Ambulatory Day Surgery at multiple BWH sites, leading staff members who care for more than 62,000 patients annually across the Brigham. Prior to joining BWH, she served as director of Nursing for the Operating Rooms at MGH, preceded by a decade at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a perioperative nurse, director for nursing in Perioperative Services and business director.
Buckley has been at the Brigham for nearly two decades. Through the transition period, he will continue to focus on business operations, working closely with leaders in Nursing and Patient Care Services to support them as they continue to ensure delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and efficient care and services for our patients. Prior to coming to BWH, Buckley was director of nursing administration at Tufts New England Medical Center.
Annemarie Austin, BSN, RN, clinical business director of Perioperative Services and a nurse leader for more than 20 years, will take on added responsibilities in the interim in the BWH perioperative and procedural areas.