Chief Nursing and Patient Services Officer
Shirley Johnson, R.N., M.S., M.B.A., chief nursing and patient services officer, guides the strategic direction of nursing and patient-care services and leads City of Hope’s efforts to continually enhance care provided to patients, giving special attention to the humanistic aspects of medicine.
Johnson joined City of Hope from Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she was executive director of Siteman Cancer Center. She was responsible for the strategic direction of the cancer center’s clinical programming initiatives. During her tenure with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Johnson accomplished a variety of improvements, including the planning of a 24-hour outpatient oncology clinic and assistance with the planning of an offsite facility for medical oncology and radiation oncology. She also expanded the inpatient cancer program from a 16-bed bone marrow transplant unit to a 166-bed entity with 420 full-time employees and an operating budget of $32 million.
Johnson is president of the Association of Cancer Executives and chair of the BMT Program Administrator’s Steering Committee for the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. She recently completed a six-year term on the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and was a member of its Program on Approvals Committee.
Johnson received her Master of Business Administration degree, Master of Science degree in management and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis.