Nancy Steiger named president of hospital services for PeaceHealth Columbia Network

Nancy Steiger Source/ PeaceHealth

Nancy Steiger
Source/ PeaceHealth

VANCOUVER and LONGVIEW, Wash. –  Nancy Steiger, RN, has accepted the role of president of hospital services for the PeaceHealth Columbia Network, which includes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview.

Steiger has been serving in an interim leadership role for the network since March. In addition to leading hospital services for the network, she also will oversee systemwide community benefit and advocacy activities for PeaceHealth.

“In my time here, I’ve fallen in love with our communities and hospitals,” Steiger said. “I’m eager to continue to build on the strength of our services and look for innovative new ways to ensure the health and well-being of the people we serve. I’m honored to answer the call of PeaceHealth’s mission in our communities, which promises to relieve pain and suffering and to treat each person in a loving and caring way.”

Steiger served as chief executive officer for PeaceHealth’s Northwest Network for eight years before overseeing ambulatory care for PeaceHealth and heading hospital services in Washington and Alaska.

“Nancy is an exemplary leader with a strong ability to develop relationships with a diverse group of health care stakeholders, including providers, caregivers, payers and business leaders,” said Beth O’Brien, chief operating officer for PeaceHealth.  “I look forward to working with Nancy as we continue to build on the great work already underway in our Vancouver and Longview communities.”

With more than 20 years as an executive, Steiger has held positions with San Mateo Medical Center and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital/St. Joseph Health System, both in northern California. She began her career as an oncology nurse, and is the author of Self-Care Nursing: Theory and Practice.