Anne Schmidt, DNP, APRN-BC, CENP, CPHQ, is senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at The Miriam Hospital.
Dr. Schmidt joined Lifespan from Novant Health University of Virginia Health System, a three-hospital regional health system in northern Virginia, where she was vice president and chief nursing officer. She was accountable for Prince William Medical Center, a Magnet-designated adult medical-surgical hospital, and Haymarket Medical Center, an adult medical-surgical hospital. Previously, she was vice president and chief nursing officer at South County Health in Wakefield, Rhode Island.
Dr. Schmidt earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, followed by a master of science in nursing, adult nurse practitioner/geriatric subspecialty, from the University of San Diego in California. She received her doctor of nursing practice degree in health care quality from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
She also holds a post-master’s certificate in nursing administration from the University of South Carolina in Charleston, and has achieved Lean Six Sigma green belt certification.
Dr. Schmidt serves on the American Organization for Nursing Leadership’s Region 1 board of directors and its Diversity and Belonging subcommittee. She is certified as an executive of nursing practice by the American Organization of Nursing Leadership, as an adult nurse practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center, and as a professional in health care quality. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association for Healthcare Quality, among other professional organizations.
Among her honors, Dr. Schmidt received the State of Connecticut’s Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence in 2010. She is a veteran, having served in the US Navy Nurse Corps.