JMH’s Parlier Named HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Executive Director

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 25, 2023 at 9:48am

An area healthcare professional has been tapped to fill an Executive Director’s position at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Simone Parlier has been named the new Executive Director of Women and Children’s Services at HSHS St. John’s Hospital.

Parlier previously served in various nursing roles, from bedside to manager, at both Jacksonville Memorial Hospital and Passavant Area Hospital. The focus of her work was in labor and delivery, obstetrics, postpartum, nursery, and special care nursery. Parlier also taught at the university level as a visiting and adjunct clinical nursing instructor for the University of Illinois, Chicago.

The executive director is responsible for developing, planning, directing, and operating the women’s and children’s service lines in accordance with the professional standards of the clinical disciplines, applicable regulatory requirements, and strategic business objectives of the organization. Service lines include pediatrics and subspecialties, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), labor and delivery, post-partum clinics, pediatric clinics, and more

Parlier is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Nursing from Loyola University in Chicago, Ill. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. in 2018, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill in 2006.

In the announcement, Parlier says the position is her dream job and that she is passionate about women’s health, especially as it relates to motherhood.