Angelleen 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.