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Jill Case-Wirth, RN, FAAN

Senior Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive

Wellstar Health System

Jill Case-Wirth is the senior vice president and chief nurse executive at Wellstar Health System, one of Georgia’s largest and most integrated health systems. Ms. Case-Wirth strives to foster a culture of compassion, safety, high-reliability and top-decile quality performance. Since joining Wellstar in 2014, she has strengthened the role of nursing, leading a comprehensive nursing workforce plan for Wellstar and across the state of Georgia. She has successfully led innovative academic practice partnerships throughout her career, positively impacting the nursing workforce. She was instrumental in securing a gift to Kennesaw State University’s School of Nursing to double enrollment by 2025. She is nationally recognized for her efforts in STEM education promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Ms. Case-Wirth successfully spearheaded clinical integration as Wellstar acquired six hospital systems. She has led her teams to pursue nursing excellence, and Wellstar has achieved Pathway to Excellence recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Georgia Oglethorpe Award, and numerous unit-based designations. She has held leadership roles in nursing and industry organizations, most recently on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials Task Force. She has contributed to various publications and served as a speaker throughout the U.S. and internationally.


21X—From RN to Chief Nursing Officer: Journeys of Leadership and Resiliency Amid Unprecedented Change

Presented by Jill Case-Wirth, RN, FAAN, LeeAnna Spiva, PhD, RN, Stephan Davis, DNP, FACHE, NEA-BC at 4:00 PM on Monday, March 28th.

According to recent surveys, many nurses and nurse leaders are preparing to exit their roles and/or leave the profession. While many executives may view succession management as a high priority, given that gaps in nursing leadership can be attributed to poorer patient outcomes, many nurses who are early careerists may not be interested in pursuing…