Beaumont Health Names New Chief Nursing Officer


Susan Grant, RN, has been named executive vice president and chief nursing officer for Beaumont Health.

Grant will be responsible for the direction of nursing practice for the more than 10,000 nurses across the all Beaumont hospitals and medical clinics. She will be a member of the executive team ensuring that patient care and nursing practice are always at the forefront in decisions.

Grant comes to Beaumont Health from Emory Healthcare in Atlanta where she has served as chief nurse executive and chief patient services officer. At Emory, she was responsible for the nursing practice for about 5,000 nurses across six hospitals and multiple clinic locations.

Grant also served as the system executive leader managing the successful admissions and communications related to the first two patients with Ebola virus disease treated in the United States. In addition, she served as interim dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University and associate dean for clinical leadership.

Prior to joining Emory, Grant was chief nursing officer and senior associate administrator for patient care services at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and chief of Nursing and Patient Care Services at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.   She began her career as a staff nurse at Emory University Hospital and the Medical College of Georgia.

Grant earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Medical College of Georgia; a master’s in psychiatric and community mental health nursing at the University of South Carolina; completed a year-long managing health care delivery course at the Harvard Business School; and is working on her doctorate in nursing practice at Vanderbilt University.