Sheila G. Kempf, RN, PhD, NEA-BC

Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer
Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Sheila Kempf, RN, PhD, is Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Ms. Kempf is responsible for the strategic management of the departments of Nursing, Education, Acute Rehabilitation, and Pulmonary Services at Princeton Medical Center. This includes recruitment and retention initiatives, initiatives to promote clinical excellence and support of new hospital-based programs.

Prior to joining Princeton Health, Ms. Kempf served as CNO at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston, MA.

Ms. Kempf has served in several hospital-based nursing leadership positions, including as Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer at the 515-bed Mount Sinai West, formerly Roosevelt Hospital, in New York City, and Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services/CNO Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group, Bristol, CT. Additionally, Ms. Kempf was Vice President of Cardiovascular Services at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT.

Ms. Kempf serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, teaching courses in nursing leadership and quality improvement.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Kempf worked in a number of key positions, ranging from Vice President of Marketing to General Manager of start-up companies to Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing for Honeywell, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.

Ms. Kempf is a registered nurse in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau. She has also served as Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Development Committee at Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall High School.

Ms. Kempf earned her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, her master’s degree from Columbia University, and her PhD from Capella University. Ms. Kempf grew up in the Bronx as the oldest of eight children. Her twin daughters have recently graduated from college.Penn