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Baylor Health Care System > About > Leadership > Facility Presidents > Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FACHE

Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FACHE 

President and Chief Nursing Officer

Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital

Nancy Vish is president and chief nursing officer for the Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, the first North Texas hospital dedicated solely to the care and treatment of heart and vascular patients. As president of Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Vish is responsible for managing the hospital's for-profit joint venture business model, overseeing growth and managing a successful quality program with the highest quality and satisfaction scores in the Baylor Health Care System.

With her experience as a nurse and passion for heart health, Vish brings a strategic and compassionate approach to caring for cardiovascular patients. In her time as president, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital has been honored with the Press Ganey Summit Award for three consecutive years, was the recipient of the 2007 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence and achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital is also recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and is one of the "Nation's Best Cardiovascular Programs" according to Becker's Hospital Review.

Vish has more than 20 years experience in nursing and management. She joined Baylor Health Care System in 1996 as the program manager/director for the Cardiac Cath Lab, EP/PM Lab, Coronary Care Unit and Interventional Cardiology Unit at Baylor University Medical Center. She served as the first vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital since its opening in 2002. Vish managed the development and finances for 50 inpatient beds, three recovery units, six interventional cardiac cath labs, three electrophysiology labs and four operating rooms. She became president of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in 2005.

Vish is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nursing, having served as president of the Dallas Chapter from 2002 to 2003. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals and the American College of Cardiovascular Administrators. In addition, she is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Vascular Nurses Society. In 2004, Vish was honored by the Texas Nurses Association as a 'Great 100 Nurse' in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Vish received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Science in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in cardiovascular nursing from Vanderbilt University.