Vice President, Atlantic Health System and President, Morristown Medical Center
Patricia O’Keefe, PhD, R.N., was appointed as the President, Morristown Medical Center and Vice President, Atlantic Health System in 2016.
Prior to her official appointment, she had been serving as interim President of Morristown Medical Center since 2015. Ms. O’Keefe also served as the Chief Nursing Officer to Morristown Medical Center since 1996, and prior to that, was the Director of Inpatient Surgical Services at Morristown Medical Center since 1992.
Under Ms. O’Keefe’s leadership, Morristown Medical Center received designation as an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence in 2001, which subsequently led to re-designations in 2005, 2009 and 2014 — one of only 24 hospitals internationally and nationally to receive the award four consecutive times. See all the hospital’s awards >
Ms. O’Keefe currently serves as board member for Morris County Chamber of Commerce and the NJ Sharing Network. She also participates on the McKesson National Clinical Advisory Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for Organization of Nurse Executives in New Jersey for ten years and recently served as the Advisory Board Chair for the Salvation Army of Morris County.
She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing. Ms. O’Keefe is a certified nurse administrator by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Ms. O’Keefe received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and both a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing Administration and a PhD from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.