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Angelleen Peters-Lewis, PhD., RN, FAAN, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Angelleen Peters-Lewis, PhD, RNAngelleen Peters-Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN, is vice president and chief operating officer of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She joined Barnes-Jewish as vice president, patient care services and chief nursing executive in 2017.

As chief operating officer, Peters-Lewis oversees integration of clinical programs across BJC HealthCare and drives growth, especially in ambulatory care. In this role she oversees facilities and support services, laboratory and radiology operations, women and infants, orthopedics, heart and vascular services including the Heart Care Institute, neurosciences and ambulatory operations.

Peters-Lewis brings significant experience and a track record of success in academic medical centers in urban settings and is deeply committed to the underserved with a unique understanding of multicultural environments. She has a strong passion for professional nursing practice and building relationships with the entire health care team, and is a transformational leader with a demonstrated ability to create a positive, vibrant culture.

Peters-Lewis received her doctorate in nursing from Boston College, where she graduated with distinction and received the Dorothy A. Jones Award for Scholarship, Service and Development. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from Northeastern University and earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Simmons College in Boston. Her post-doctoral work included an executive nurse fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the executive leadership development program at Harvard Business School. Peters-Lewis recently received the highest recognition in the nursing profession when she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and was recognized in 2020 as one of Modern Healthcare’s Minority Leaders to Watch.

Prior to joining Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Peters-Lewis served in several leadership roles within the Care New England Health System, affiliated with Brown University Medical School. She was senior vice president of patient care services and chief nurse at Women & Infants Hospital Rhode Island, and most recently she served as senior vice president of patient care services and system chief nurse. Prior to joining Care New England, she served as executive director, then associate chief nurse, of women and newborn’s nursing and clinical services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,386-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The hospital has a 1,519-member medical staff and is consistently listed on the elite honor roll of best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 14 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois.

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