Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health Introduces Chief Nursing Officer

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health Introduces Chief Nursing Officer

Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Stefanie Beavers, DNP, R.N., NEA-BC, has been named chief nursing officer for Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health.
Beavers brings 15 years nursing practice and administration expertise to Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. She was most recently associate chief nursing officer at the University of Texas, Arlington, where she also held a faculty appointment as clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation.

“I am so pleased to welcome Dr. Beavers,” said Julie Hoff, OU Health interim chief nurse executive and dean of the Fran and Early Ziegler OU College of Nursing. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. I look forward to working with her to advance nursing and impact the health of Women and Children in Oklahoma and beyond.”
Beavers earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Texas Tech University, a master of science in nursing administration and a doctor of nursing practice from the University of Texas, Arlington.
“We are so glad to have Dr. Beavers here and look forward to working alongside her to continue advancing nursing at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital,” said Jon Hayes, president, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital.


At Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health, staff blends years of training with education, research and technology to improve the lives of women and children throughout the region. Oklahoma Children’s Hospital was named one of the Top 50 Children’s Hospital for Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery by U.S. News & World Report in its most recent rankings. The Oklahoma Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit provides the highest level of newborn care in Oklahoma. An embedded service within the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital is the Women’s and Newborn Service, which is a regional referral center for the state, providing prenatal and delivery care for pregnancies ranging from low-risk to the most complicated. Oklahoma Children’s Hospital is also home to the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in Oklahoma City. With a family-centered approach to healing, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital offers resources from pet therapy to child life specialists who help families cope with hospitalization and illness. From advanced surgical services to general pediatrics, oncology care and more, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital provides cutting-edge research and treatments through hospital-based and outpatient services. To learn more, visit oklahomachildrens.org.

OU Health is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Health is home to Oklahoma’s largest doctor network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Health serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only dedicated children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. Becker’s Hospital Review named University of Oklahoma Medical Center one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2020. OU Health’s oncology program at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center was named Oklahoma’s top facility for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020-21 rankings. OU Health also was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in these specialties: Colon Surgery, COPD and Congestive Heart Failure. OU Health’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit ouhealth.com.