RWJ University Hospital Rahway Leadership

Located At:
865 Stone Street
Rahway, New Jersey 07065

Ann Marie ShearsAnn Marie Shears RN, MA, NE-BC
Vice President Patient Services
Chief Nursing Offices

Ann Marie Shears, MA, RN, NE-BC Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, is responsible for the Nursing Division and Clinical Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. She oversees the clinical operations, with focused attention to professional practice, clinical quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction.

Prior to her posting, Ms. Shears had served as the hospital’s Director of Nursing Operations, where she helped shepherd the hospital’s Operation Excellence, which focuses on strategic planning and developing meaningful metrics for hospital growth and quality.

She came to RWJ Rahway with a strong background in leadership at acute care hospitals, both large and small. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing the highest quality care, improving the patient experience and process, and mentoring nurses.

Before joining RWJ Rahway Ms. Shears was Vice President of Clinical Services at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, a 520-bed acute-care hospital. Prior that she was Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer at Warren Hospital, a 214 bed rural community hospital in Phillipsburg.

Ms. Shears has a BSN from Jersey City State College and a Master’s in Nursing Administration from New York University. She is a member of the New Jersey Organization of Nurse Leaders and the American Association of Critical Care Nursing. She completed a fellowship with the Healthcare Advisory Board and is a Board Certified Nurse Executive as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.