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St. Jude names Robin Mutz chief nurse executive and senior vice president

New executive will play key role in St. Jude Strategic Plan and future hospital expansion

Memphis, Tennessee, January 16, 2018

Robin Mutz, R.N.

Robin Mutz, R.N., is looking forward to joining St. Jude and becoming immersed in the culture of the hospital.

Robin Mutz, R.N., has been named chief nurse executive and senior vice president for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Selected after a months-long national search, Mutz joins St. Jude April 2. She holds a master’s degree in health care administration and has spent her career in a variety of health care settings. She has been a registered nurse for nearly 40 years, and has more than 25 years of management experience.

She is currently executive nursing director for Children’s and Women’s Services at Medical University of South Carolina. She was previously associate chief nursing officer of Women’s Services and Affiliates and administrative director of Women’s Health and Support Services through the Vanderbilt University Medical Center network in Nashville. Over the course of her career, she has helped patients and their families cope with some of the most complex times of their lives.

A native of Tennessee, Mutz is looking forward to joining St. Jude and becoming immersed in the culture of the hospital.

“I hope to create a nursing structure that supports the future growth of St. Jude and promotes a nurturing environment in which nurses will excel,” Mutz said. “I am dedicated to creating a collaborative relationship for physicians, administrators and nurses for the benefit of patient outcomes and promotion of research and cures.”

Ellis Neufeld, M.D., Ph.D., clinical director and executive vice president of St. Jude, said Mutz’s years of experience will be extremely valuable as the hospital continues to implement its six-year strategic plan, “St. Jude 2021,” which includes initiatives for increased patient clinical trial participation and clinical efficiency and construction of a new ambulatory facility.

“In addition, we are focusing on nursing professional development,” Neufeld said. “Ms. Mutz’s background includes all of these areas of focus, and she will be a key leader as we work to accomplish our combined research and clinical missions.”

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. To learn more, visit or follow St. Jude on social media at @stjuderesearch.