Eileen Gillespie RN, DNP is the Chief Nursing Officer and Executive Vice president at NCH. In her role, Gillespie leads the vision for nursing and provides oversight, expertise and leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality nursing service in an environment which promotes professional nursing practice. As a doctorally prepared nurse, Eileen has served as a Chief Nursing Officer in several hospitals and health systems across the Chicago area as well as a consultant to hospitals and health systems across the country.
Eileen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois Chicago; Master’s Degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and her Doctorate in Nursing from Rush University in Chicago. Eileen has been a member of several professional nursing organizations including The American Association of Critical Care nurses as well as the American organization of Nurse Executives. She is a well-recognized speaker on nursing and has presented at numerous regional and national professional meetings. Additionally, Eileen has authored several publications on Nursing including innovative approaches to workforce management and creating community based systems of care.
In addition to her professional life, Eileen enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid Disney fan and enjoys travel to tropical destinations for scuba diving.