Simone Parlier named new executive director of HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital

HSHS St. John’s Hospital has announced Simone Parlier as the new executive director of women’s services and the children’s hospital. Her first day with the hospital was May 1.

“This is my dream job,” said Parlier. “I am passionate about women’s health, especially as it relates to motherhood. I have dedicated my education and career to mothers and children. This is the perfect fit.”

Simone comes to Springfield from Jacksonville, where she 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. Simone also taught at the university level as a visiting and adjunct clinical nursing instructor for the University of Illinois Chicago.

She is currently working toward her doctorate in nursing from Loyola University in Chicago. Parlier received her master’s degree from Benedictine University in Lisle in 2018 and graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville in 2006.

“We are so grateful to have Simone as our new executive director of women’s services and children’s hospital,” said Allison Paul, chief nursing officer of St. John’s Hospital. “Our hospital and community welcome her with open arms. We know her passion and expertise will benefit the patients we serve.”

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