Eileen M. Horton, MSN, MSM, RN
Vice President, Patient Services & Chief Nursing Officer
As vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer for Capital Health, Eileen Horton is responsible for patient care services, including Adult Medical Surgical and Critical Care, Maternal Child Health, Adult and Pediatric Clinics, Emergency Departments (adult and pediatric), Center for Oncology (including Radiation Oncology), Center for Digestive Health, and Orthopedic Surgery (Marjorie G. Ernest Joint Replacement Center of Excellence at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell). Horton is also responsible for the Respiratory Therapy, Quality and Patient Safety, Infection Prevention and Regulatory Compliance departments at Capital Health.
Horton has a Diploma in Nursing from St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing, NY, a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Graceland College, IA, and a Masters of Science in Management degree from Thomas Edison State College, NJ, and a Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Phoenix.
Beginning her career as a maternity nurse, Horton held positions of increasing responsibility including, most recently, vice president of Strategic Transformation at Capital Health and was responsible to facilitate the transformation of processes and systems based upon evidence-based best practices. Other previous positions include director of Maternal Child Health and division director of Nursing at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, NJ, chief nursing officer at Tenet City Avenue Hospital, PA, director of Quality & Risk Management at Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, NJ, and director of Maternal-Child Health and Medical-Surgical Nursing at Jersey City Medical Center, NJ.
Horton is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau. She currently serves as the co-chair for the advocacy committee of ONE - NJ.