Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
Methodist Women's Hospital
Methodist Physicians Clinic
Methodist Physicians Clinic Women's Center
Josie Abboud, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE, who has served as vice president of ancillary and professional services since 2008, has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Methodist Hospital.
In her new role, Abboud will provide leadership to the vice presidents of patient care, ancillary and professional services and Methodist Women's Hospital, while also overseeing Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.
Abboud joined Methodist Hospital as a critical care staff nurse in 1996. She later worked as a core coordinator for critical care, became the service leader of the hospital's cardiovascular pulmonary and intermediate care units. She then served as program manager of the Lung/Thoracic Oncology Clinic before becoming the service executive of Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in 2002.
In her most recent role, as vice president of ancillary and clinical support services, Abboud had responsibility for imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, hospital-based clinics, professional contract management and the oncology service line.
In 2006, Abboud was recognized as one of Midlands Business Journal's "40 under 40" and "Woman of Distinction" for her demonstrated leadership.
She is an active community leader and currently serves on the boards of the local American Cancer Society, 6-state High Plains Division board of the American Cancer Society, Visiting Nurses Association, Creighton University's College of Nursing Advisory Board, NE GOP Business Group, Christ the King's Educational Steering Committee and the Archbishop's Committee for Development.
She has previously served on the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, United Way's 2013 Campaign, Community Health Charities, Child Savings Institute and Junior League of Omaha.
Abboud earned her bachelor's degree in nursing at Creighton University and her master's degree in business administration and health care management from Regis University in Denver.