Angelleen Peters-Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN joined Barnes-Jewish Hospital as vice president, patient care services and chief nursing executive in October 2017.
Peters-Lewis brings significant experience and a track record of success in academic medical centers in urban settings and is deeply committed to the underserved with a unique understanding of multicultural environments. She has a strong passion for professional nursing practice and building relationships with the entire health care team, and is a transformational leader who has a demonstrated an ability to create a positive, vibrant culture.
Peters-Lewis received her doctorate in nursing from Boston College, where she graduated with distinction and received the Dorothy A. Jones Award for Scholarship, Service and Development. She earned a master's degree in nursing from Northeastern University and earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Simmons College in Boston. Her post-doctoral work included an executive nurse fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the executive leadership development program at Harvard Business School. Peters-Lewis recently received the highest recognition in the nursing profession and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in the fall of 2019. She always looks for ways to serve the community and last month participated in Dancing with the St Louis Stars winning “crowd favorite” as well as helping to raise 700k for the Independence Center; an organization that provides services to mental health patients.
Prior to joining Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Peters-Lewis served in several leadership roles within the Care New England Health System, affiliated with Brown University Medical School. She was senior vice president of patient care services and chief nurse at Women & Infants Hospital Rhode Island, and most recently she served as senior vice president of patient care services and system chief nurse. Prior to joining Care New England, she served as executive director, then associate chief nurse, of women and newborn’s nursing and clinical services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Peters-Lewis and her husband Keith live in Wildwood, Mo, have four children, and two adorable grandsons.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,386-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The hospital has a 1,519-member medical staff, and has been listed on the elite honor roll of best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 25 consecutive years. Barnes-Jewish is a member of BJC HealthCare, which provides a full range of health care services through its 15 hospitals and more than 100 health care sites in Missouri and Illinois.