October 30, 2020

HOUSTON, TEXAS  – Jeffrey Mills, Jr., RN, has been named chief nursing officer (CNO) of HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest, effective Nov. 9. As CNO, Mills will coordinate nursing care and daily operations at the hospital while also developing nursing leaders.

Mills began his nursing career as a pediatric intensive care nurse in Corpus Christi in 2003. While developing his nursing skills and leadership, he continued to advance his education by obtaining his bachelor of science in nursing from Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi in 2007 and his master’s degree in business administration from Houston Baptist University in 2012. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Texas Cizik School of Nursing in Houston.

Mills has served in numerous leadership roles throughout his tenure with HCA Houston Healthcare. He is a graduate of the HCA Leadership Institute Advanced Leadership Program and, most recently, served as the assistant chief nursing officer at HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest.

In order to provide a culture of exceptional care, Mills believes that the care team, as well as the patients and their families, need to feel supported and valued. His role as a leader, he said, is to provide nursing staff with a positive environment in which to expand their clinical skills and education.

“I enjoy mentoring and developing our future clinical leaders through collaboration and coaching,” he said.

Mills added that he values creating opportunities for nurses to expand and develop their skills and education by promoting continuing education and specialty certification, which maximizes patient outcomes and fosters clinical leadership. 

“Jeff is dedicated to patient care and believes in fostering positive relationships with employees and physicians to create an exceptional care experience,” said Scott Davis, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest. “We are excited for Jeff to step into this new role and further his impact on our colleagues and community.”