Lauren Williams, DM, serves as the Director of Hospital Operations Planning at Partners HealthCare International. She is a registered nurse and served in several senior hospital administrator roles including Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, and Vice President of Clinical Strategic Development. Prior to joining PHI, she was the Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO at Yale New Haven Health’s Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Westerly Hospital.
Dr. Williams is committed to the transition of her national healthcare expertise into the global sphere. She frequently presents internationally on replicable inter-professional strategies for reducing patient harm, medically induced trauma, developing organizational trust and justice, and applying design concepts to leadership practice.
She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives; past president of the Connecticut Organization of Nurse Executives; regional Board member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders MA, RI, NH, CT and VT; past chairperson of the Connecticut Hospital Association Patient Care Executive Group; an active member Sigma Theta Tau International International Honor Society of Nurses and the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition, she has held tenure-track academic positions at Providence College (Providence, RI) and Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management (Boston, MA) where she now teaches a graduate course in Global Health. After graduating from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing she received a Bachelor of Science from Salve Regina University, an MS in Administration of Nursing Services from Boston University and a Doctor of Management from Case Western Reserve University. She holds an advanced certificate in Global Health Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Health care delivery, teaching, and leadership experience across the continuum of care and in community and academic settings enriches Dr. Williams’ perspective in operations management, facility planning, quality, patient safety, administrative practice, and leadership.