Mary Kingston, RN, FACHE, named chief executive of PeaceHealth Oregon

May 16, 2018

PeaceHealth recently announced that Mary Kingston, RN, FACHE, will join the organization on July 30 as chief executive of the PeaceHealth Oregon network.

Mary is a seasoned healthcare leader with 30 years of broad executive experience - with more than 10 years dedicated to leadership in Catholic healthcare.

Most recently, Mary served as chief executive of two acute care hospitals with Providence St. Joseph Health in California. In this role, she netted significant impacts in the areas of growth, integration and population health; physician relations; quality; engagement, and financial stability. Examples of her achievements include:

  • Executing a clinically integrated network focused on service line development and growth with the recruitment of specialists.
  • Attaining Magnet Designation and Leapfrog A designation at both hospitals.
  • Expanding the Lean process to include Lean Daily Management.

Mary also has held roles as chief operating officer, vice president of performance improvement and clinical excellence, assistant vice president of quality and director of nursing. 

“I’m truly committed to the areas of performance excellence, physician relations and financial stability, and my focus in this work is grounded in the values of respect, teamwork, compassion and servant leadership,” Kingston said. “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working in partnership with PeaceHealth leaders and caregivers to ensure together we deliver on our shared commitment to live true to the PeaceHealth Mission and Values.”

Mary earned her bachelor of nursing degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., and her master’s degree in business and nursing administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mary holds a Lean Black Belt Certification and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mary and her husband Robert, a retired emergency department physician who is practicing as an advanced wound care physician, are looking forward to making Lane County their new home, where they are excited to meet new people, to participate in outdoor activities and cheer on the University of Oregon Ducks.

About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

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