UVM Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network Hires Chief Nursing Officer to Lead Nursing Across the Health System

Focus will be on Innovation, Nursing Practice and Patient-Centered Care

Marcias Hoag, Chief Nursing Officer

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of Vermont Health Network has hired a system-level Chief Nursing Officer who will be instrumental in leading the nursing practice across our Vermont and Northern New York affiliates. The Chief Nursing Officer will work with Network leadership to support the nursing workforce as they work to meet the evolving needs of patients.

Annette Macias-Hoag, DNP, MHA, BSN, CENP, NEA-BC, was selected after a national search and will partner with nursing, physician, quality and other operational leaders throughout the health system to represent and coordinate nursing efforts. She has more than 20 years of experience in nurse management, in both strategic and operational roles, with expertise in improving patient satisfaction, outcomes and workforce retention.

“Throughout the UVM Health Network, the quality of care our nurses provide is second to none. As we continue to evolve as an integrated health system, this is the right time to ensure that nursing is represented, coordinated and supported at the highest levels of our organization,” said John Brumsted, MD, President and CEO of The UVM Health Network. “We are dedicated to providing patient-centered, high-quality care everywhere in the Network. Realizing that vision requires not only great nursing, but leadership that is focused on the practice of nursing. Annette brings proven leadership and skills. She will be focusing on advancing our workforce and making our Network the best possible place for nurses to do their best work.”

As she joins the UVM Health Network, Macias-Hoag will further advance efforts to elevate The UVM Health Network’s nursing practice and innovate to continually improve the high-quality care patients now receive.

“It is an honor to be named as the first Chief Nursing Officer for The UVM Health Network,” said Macias-Hoag. “The Network is known for the quality of care it provides and its exceptional nursing staff. I look forward to working with the staff to continue this record of excellence.”

Macias-Hoag is a skilled, collaborative leader who has experience both at the bedside and as an administrator in a multi-hospital health system. Most recently, she has been working to develop and manage emergency sites to provide health care to unaccompanied minors arriving in the U.S. She will start her position on September 20.

About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our affiliates remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.