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St. Joseph’s Appoints Mary Jo Vona, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing Talent Acquisition and Retention


SYRACUSE - St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has appointed Mary Jo Vona, RN, BSN, director of nursing talent acquisition and retention. In this role she is responsible for nursing recruitment  and retention for the St. Joseph’s system.

Specializing in nurse recruitment and retention, performance improvement and coaching, Vona has 28 years of experience within critical care nursing and nursing recruitment. She has helped create leadership development programs and has been instrumental in delivering organizationally-aligned recruitment strategies in her role as manager of nursing recruitment and retention, a position she has held at St. Joseph’s since 2007.

A graduate of the St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Vona holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Le Moyne College where she graduated Cum Laude. She is scheduled to complete a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Le Moyne College in December, 2013.

A member of the National Association for Health Care Recruiters, Vona is a Certified Health Care Recruiter. She also is a Six Sigma Green Belt. She resides in Camillus.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system in Syracuse, New York, providing services to patients in 16 counties in Central New York State. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.