As the Chief Nursing Officer Lori is responsible for the practice of Nursing, Ministry-wide, to ensure consistency in the standard of practice across the clinical settings; to support and facilitate an interdisciplinary team approach to the delivery of care by creating a nursing environment in which collaboration is valued and excellence in clinical care and education is promoted and achieved. The CNO endorses and advocates for the continued advancement of the profession of Nursing at OSF HealthCare.
Lori started her career at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center as an RN on the Medical Nursing Unit. Within two years Lori was promoted to a Charge RN on a Medical Nursing Unit, a position she held for five years until she shifted to a new role as a 6 Sigma Black Belt and within one year as a Master Black Belt. Lori was responsible for the effective deployment of 6 Sigma at OSF Saint Francis for patient care services as well as development of the Nursing Strategic Plan that included unit scorecards with cascaded outcome metrics. In 2007 Lori was promoted to the Director of Nursing Operations and Care Management and in 2009 advanced to the position of Vice President Patient Care, Chief Nursing Officer.
Ms. Wiegand earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Miami, Miami, FL. She has a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Drexel University, Pittsburgh, PA and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL.