Saint Anne’s Hospital Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

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Carole A. Billington, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Saint Anne’s Hospital, has been named chief operating officer of the hospital.

A resident of Somerset, Billington has served in progressively responsible positions across various programs and departments since joining Saint Anne’s in 1984 as a staff nurse. She has advanced in various roles, including clinical advisor, clinical resource coordinator, patient care director of peri-anesthesia services, director of surgical services/endoscopy and cardiovascular program, and administrative director of clinical operations.

Named the hospital’s chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services in 2009, Billington now has assumed the dual role of chief operating officer/chief nursing officer.

Billington earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her board certifications include Nursing Administration and Nurse Executive, Advanced. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing/Theta Kappa Chapter, the Organization of Nurse Leaders, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth College of Nursing Advisory Board, the Bristol Community College Advisory Board, the Salve Regina University Nursing Advisory Board, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.


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