Children’s Hospital Appoints Casey SVP and Chief Nursing Officer

L Casey Headshot ReducedNEW ORLEANS – Children’s Hospital New Orleans announced the internal appointment of Lindsey Casey, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, as senior vice president and chief nursing officer.

Since 2018, Casey has served as Children’s Hospital’s assistant vice president, hospital operations, bringing her strong clinical background to lead Children’s Hospital’s hospital-based services. In her tenure as AVP of Hospital Operations, she served as executive leader over lab, pharmacy, radiology and rehabilitation services.

Casey has played an integral role in managing daily operations of the hospital through periods of extraordinary growth, and through unprecedented challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricane recovery, and high census.

“Lindsey is an admired and trusted leader across the organization,” said John R. Nickens IV, president and chief executive officer at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “She has a continuous focus on operational excellence, doing the right thing for kids, and supporting our team members in delivering expert care for our patients and families each and every day. I am incredibly proud of Lindsey, and her contributions to Children’s Hospital over the last 20 years.”

In her new role, Casey will serve as the executive over all practice areas of nursing, will support the organization’s strategic priorities, and will serve as executive leader over the hospital’s journey to achieve Magnet designation, the highest designation in nursing excellence. She will also serve as the service line executive for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and Neonatology, two of the hospital’s signature programs.

“With Lindsey’s work ethic, leadership and vast clinical experience, Children’s Hospital will continue to provide the highest quality care for patients and families across Louisiana and the Gulf South,” said Jonathan Brouk, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. “She will serve as a continuous advocate for nursing in her role as Children’s Hospital’s CNO.”

Casey began her career at Children’s in 2001 as a nurse tech in the PICU. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from LSU Health New Orleans, she worked as a bedside caregiver for ten years before rising to the role of PICU director. She served in this capacity for five years while simultaneously earning her Master of Science in nursing degree from Loyola University New Orleans. She then took on the role of senior director of critical care with oversight of the CICU, NICU, PICU, emergency department, ECMO program, respiratory therapy, and advanced practice providers.

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