Elizabeth Steger, named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin in April 2015 and Ascension Seton Southwest Hospital a few months later, provides extensive nurse leadership experience in academic medical centers, large complex care hospitals and inpatient behavioral health services.
She joined Ascension Seton in May 2014, initially serving as CNO for the Ascension Seton Family of Hospitals South Group and overseeing surgical services in four hospitals. She is the nurse executive liaison on several Ascension Seton councils and a frequent contributor to the Nurse-to-Nurse blog, championing evidence-based nursing practices.
Prior to joining Ascension Seton, Elizabeth was vice president of Nursing Operations with Novant Health’s Presbyterian Medical Center and Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., where she successfully introduced hourly rounding and bedside shift reporting. Before that, she served as vice president of Patient Care at Methodist Richardson (Texas) Medical Center. Earlier, Elizabeth held positions of increasing responsibility within the Baylor Health System.
Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a nursing certification in administration and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Elizabeth has been active in community affairs throughout her career and she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.