Deans Board of Advocates, member
Janice Walker, DHA, MBA-HCM, BSN NEA-BC serves in the position of System Executive Vice President /System Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) of Baylor Scott & White Health. In her position Janice focuses on advancing patient care through the advancement and integration of the professional practice of nursing into the integrated delivery care system of Baylor Scott & White Health. Janice also has executive system leadership oversite for pharmacy, lab, and Joint Commission/CMS accreditation/certification. Also, under Janice's leadership all BSW Healthcare System Hospitals have become Magnet certified or Pathways to Excellence accredited through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Janice serves as the executive leader over the BSW Healthcare System Nursing Institute (launched 2021).
Janice, a Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellow, completed her doctorate degree in 2018 in Health Care Administration with an] emphasis on studying successful female leadership traits of executive health care leaders. She has a 25-year career history in health care with progressive leadership roles as both a Chief Nursing Officer and a Chief Operating Officer in for-profit and not-for-profit health care entities. Janice joined the Baylor Scott & White family in 2010 and has been recognized for her passion in pursuing excellence in every aspect of patient care.
Before taking on her most recent promotion, Janice served as Vice President of Nursing Operations for all of Baylor Scott and White Health. She has also served as Chief Operating Officer at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth and Vice President of Women’s Services for Baylor Healthcare System. Previous, she held positions as Chief Nursing Officer at Fort Worth, Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer at Baylor Garland, and Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer at Texas Health Presbyterian – Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman, Texas. Janice also was CNO/COO at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Missouri, CNO at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, and CNO at National Park Medical Center (Tenet) in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Janice is a national speaker on various topics such as transformational nursing leadership traits, service bundle care to increase patient satisfaction, and driving quality through accreditation programs to promote care of at-risk population patients. Janice is nationally published on driving to zero patient harm, interdisciplinary team dialogue, driving service scores through such programs as open visitation, hard-wiring service, and patient advocacy service councils.