Eileen Dobbing, RN, BSN, MBA, is senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Memorial Hospital. She is an accomplished nursing leader with a 40-year record of providing responsible and progressive health care. This is enhanced by her business degree which has enabled her to take on solid business responsibilities including service line management and business planning, materials management, third-party payer contracting, and information systems management. She has 24 years of experience leading surgical services as a hospital executive, and blends communication and entrepreneurial skills to yield operational and clinical excellence with long-lasting strategic alliances.
Eileen came to Memorial from Bon Secours Charity Health System in New York, where she served as chief nursing officer and SVP of patient care services for three health care facilities. She has also served as president and CEO of Dobbing Associates, a consulting business through which she worked with hospitals across the country on budgeting, clinical assessments, and increasing volume while keeping expenses low. Her nursing pedigree includes stints as director of surgical services for Lifespan, as vice president of patient care services at Landmark Medical Center, and director of perioperative services at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, MA. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College and a Master of Business Administration in Health Care administration from Bryant University. She is a member of the Association of Nurse Executives and the Association of Operating Room Nurses.