AnneMarie Walker-Czyz, RN, Ed.D., NEA-BC
Senior Vice President for Operations, COO/CNO
AnneMarie Walker-Czyz, RN, Ed. D., NEA-BC, has been employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center since 1997. In 2014, she assumed her current position as Senior Vice President for Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer. Since that time, she has led a nationally-recognized team of nurses and health care colleagues in the day-to-day delivery of compassionate patient care to Central New York.
Under her guidance, St. Joseph’s received the designation of a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In addition, St. Joseph’s has received numerous awards for exceptional patient care outcomes.
Czyz’s previous leadership role at St. Joseph’s was as the Vice President of Clinical and Education Services and Chief Nursing Officer. She has also worked as the Director of Critical Care and Cardiac Services, a nurse manager, staff educator, and a staff nurse on one of the cardiac care units.
Czyz earned her nursing degree from the St. Joseph’s College of Nursing and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. She also holds a Master of Science and Clinical Nurse Specialist degree from Upstate Medical University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and is certified as a medical surgical nurse. In 2015, Czyz graduated from St. John Fisher College earning an Education Doctorate degree in Executive Leadership. Research areas of interest have been in the impact of innovation adoption on quality and cost in nursing care. Czyz is also certified as a Nurse Executive from the ANCC.
Her passions lie in the promotion of Shared Governance and promoting Nursing Leadership at the point of care delivery, and transforming acute care services to be consistent with the overall strategy for health care reform.