Jennifer Chavez, D.N.P., R.N., ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, CCRN, serves as the chief nursing officer of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, assuming the role in October 2021.
Chavez joined Texas Health Fort Worth in March 2020 and led the strategic planning, program development, business plans and day-to-day operations of clinical support areas including surgical services, radiology, pharmacy and laboratory.
With the consumer at the center of this transformation every step of the way, Chavez provides the clinical focus necessary to pursue the highest quality outcomes. She is a practicing acute-care nurse practitioner with a patient-centered orientation to care delivery. Her process-focused attention to patient care emphasizes the need for nursing excellence throughout the patient care continuum resulting in outstanding patient experience.
Chavez brings more than two decades of experience in various nursing roles and operational leadership. She began her career at Texas Health Fort Worth as a patient care technician and quickly advanced into a dynamic leader and associate chief nursing officer at Texas Health Southwest.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and received her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Texas Tech Health Science Center – Executive Nursing Leadership and is also actively involved in community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Heart Association. She is one of the few individuals within Texas Health to complete the Advisory Board Executive Fellowship program.
Chavez and her husband, Michael, are the parents of three beautiful daughters. Outside of work, she values quality time with her family, as well as gardening.