Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
Methodist Women's Hospital
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Methodist Physicians Clinic Women's Center
Josie Abboud, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE, who has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2016, assumed the duties of president and CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital on Oct. 1, 2018.
Abboud's career at Methodist began in 1996, as a critical care staff nurse at Methodist Hospital. She has held roles as a core coordinator for critical care and 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 2008, she was named vice president of ancillary and professional services.
In 2017, Abboud was the ACHE Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award recipient and the American Cancer Society National St. George Award winner. In 2009, she was named one of the Midlands Business Journal's "Women of Distinction" and in 2006 she was an MBJ "40 Under 40" honoree.
She is an active community leader and currently serves on the boards of the American Cancer Society, Hospice House, Creighton Prep Board of Trustees, Creighton University's College of Nursing Advisory Board, Christ the King's Steering Board and the Archbishop's Committee for Development.
She has previously served on the boards of the Visiting Nurses Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 6-state High Plains Division board of the American Cancer Society, United Way's 2013 Campaign, Community Health Charities and Child Savings Institute.
Abboud is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Medical Group Management Association. In 2019, she will begin serving as District One Chairman of the Nebraska Hospital Association and will also be appointed to their board of directors.
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.