Convocation & Programmatic Orientation

Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 9:00am
Location: 
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Mountain Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Jefferson College of Health Sciences hosted our annual Convocation Ceremony at St. John's Episcopal Church in downtown Roanoke, just across the street from our campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Our featured speaker was Meg Scheaffel, BSN, RN, MBA-MHA, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Carilion Medical Center. You can read more about her below.

2016 Convocation Ceremony Guest Speaker

Margaret “Meg” Scheaffel, BSN, RN, MBA-MHA
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Carilion Medical Center

Margaret “Meg” Scheaffel is Vice President of Medicine and Chief Nursing Officer for Carilion Medical Center in Roanoke. She has extensive experience as both a bedside nurse and as a nursing administrator.

Ms. Scheaffel graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Post-graduation, she accepted a position as a Charge Nurse on the Medical-Surgical Step-Down Unit at Temple University Hospital. Following her term at Temple, Ms. Scheaffel relocated to New Hampshire. While in New Hampshire, she obtained her critical care certification and held positions of increasing responsibility culminating with her appointment as Director of Acute Care Medical Surgical Unit, Dialysis, Bed Placement, OR Scheduling, Wound Healing Center and Breast Care Center. Also during this period, Ms. Scheaffel earned her MBA and MHA degrees from American Intercontinental University.

In 2008, Ms. Scheaffel was named Chief Nursing Officer for Memorial Herman Southeast Hospital in Houston, TX. Her success at Memorial Herman paved the way for her to be appointed CNO for larger healthcare facilities in the for profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Carilion Medical Center named Ms. Scheaffel Vice President of Medicine and Chief Nursing Officer in January 2016. In her short time with Carilion Clinic, Ms. Scheaffel has implemented initiatives to facilitate change using an Evidence Based Practice model for process improvement, increase Patient Satisfaction, and empower frontline nurses to own and drive their practice through a Nursing Shared Governance system.