Tracey P. Moffatt MHA, BSN, RN

Tracey Moffatt, MHA, BSN is the System Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Vice President for Quality at Ochsner Health System (OHS) headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. OHS is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multispecialty healthcare delivery system, which owns, manages or is affiliated with 25 hospitals and more than 50 health centers.

As the System CNO, Tracey provides guidance to nursing leaders across the system to advance quality, nursing professional practice, safety and initiatives to make care affordable. She collaborates with OHS leaders in designing, providing and evaluating patient care and services; develops and manages the nursing and clinical operations’ portion of the budget; and exercises final approval and authority over all system nursing policies, procedures and standards of care. As the System Vice President for Quality, in partnership with the Chief Quality Officer, Tracey leads the quality initiatives including setting the vision and strategy for clinical care services and system-wide quality outcomes, performance improvement and accreditation functions. She assures continuous improvement of clinical care and services including LEAN and work process redesign efforts; partners with leadership to ensure appropriate exchange of patient care data and information; and provides leadership to assure standardization of clinical work processes through collaboration of all disciplines.

Tracey joined Ochsner in 2015. She has more than 25 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience in nursing, operations and quality. Most recently, she has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Wellmont Health System in Tennessee. Other prior roles include 19 years of experience with Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis where she was Executive Vice President for Clinical Performance and Chief Nurse Executive, Vice President and Executive Director for Clinical Performance, as well as experience as a leader in Case Management.

Tracey holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. Tracey has been recognized as the Missouri Hospital Association Distinguished Quality Professional and has received the Dr. Ted Sparling Award of Academic Excellence, and has numerous publications in the areas of disease management and telemedicine. Tracey was selected as one of the 2015 Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana. In 2017 she was recognized as one of New Orleans City Business Healthcare Heroes. Tracey currently serves as the New Orleans District representative on the Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives Board of Directors, the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and is a member of the Women’s Healthcare Executive Network, Inc.



  • MHA – Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
  • BSN – LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA


  • Expertise in operational efficiency, creation of new revenue producing services and cost reduction strategies.
  • Expertise in the design and implementation of patient care models, quality and risk management initiatives as well as strategic planning.
  • Responsibility for system-wide nursing, quality initiatives, patient safety and accreditation, nursing informatics, education and research, and staffing operations.


  • Women’s Healthcare Executive Network (WHEN)
  • LA Organization of Nurse Executives (New Orleans District Representative)
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Sigma Theta Tau – National Nursing Honor Society
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Nurses Association
  • Louisiana State Nurses Association


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