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Nursing Administrators: Vanderbilt Clinic/Vanderbilt Medical Groups

Robin Steaban  | Janice Smith

Robin Steaban, MSN, RN
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Nursing Officer,
Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics

Robin has over 15 years of nursing practice experience and an equal number of years of experience supporting those in practice while serving in various leadership roles. She thrives on the complexity and challenges of supporting the three pronged mission of an academic medical center and considers herself extremely fortunate to have an opportunity to lead patient care efforts at Vanderbilt. Robin has demonstrated an ability to lead teams and manage operations to deliver exceptional service, financial, and quality outcomes. Robin is committed to patients and thus, has a great appreciation and profound respect for staff and faculty that commit their lives to the care and service of others. She loves to study and apply the science of leadership and sees leadership as an opportunity and an obligation to create an environment that supports and encourages staff and faculty to use their full potential of intellect, skills, and compassion to optimize the health and well being of others.


Janice Smith, RN, M.Ed, F.A.C.H.E.
Chief Administrative Officer
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks and Vanderbilt Network Services

Janice serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks and Vanderbilt Network Services (VNS). One Hundred Oaks is an ambulatory medical campus six miles from Vanderbilt University Hospital where Smith is responsible for operations and strategic initiatives. Vanderbilt Network Services provides operational infrastructure and services to Vanderbilt clinics throughout Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky as well as operational support to affiliated organizations. As CAO for Vanderbilt Network Services, she is responsible for continued development of the MSO-like division and standardizing the Vanderbilt brand through common infrastructure and services. Janice began her nursing career in critical care and emergency medicine, then moved to ambulatory care where she has enjoyed numerous nursing and administrative positions in hospitals, academia, physician practice management, and consulting. Building on her interest in organizations and the business of healthcare, she received her Masters from Vanderbilt in Adult Education and Organizational Development, and returned to VUMC because of its collaborative environment, sense of community, and constant opportunity to explore new approaches to the delivery of health care. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.