December 7, 2016

Saint Anne’s Hospital announces new Chief Operating Officer

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Carole A. Billington, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Saint Anne's Hospital, has been named chief operating officer of the hospital.

A resident of Somerset, Billington has served in progressively responsible positions across various programs and departments since joining Saint Anne’s in 1984 as a staff nurse. She has advanced in various roles, including clinical advisor, clinical resource coordinator, patient care director of peri-anesthesia services, director of surgical services/endoscopy and cardiovascular program, and administrative director of clinical operations.

Named the hospital’s chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services in 2009, Billington now has assumed the dual role of chief operating officer/chief nursing officer.

Billington earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her board certifications include Nursing Administration and Nurse Executive, Advanced.  She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing/Theta Kappa Chapter, the Organization of Nurse Leaders, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth College of Nursing Advisory Board, the Bristol Community College Advisory Board, the Salve Regina University Nursing Advisory Board, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

About Saint Anne’s Hospital

Founded by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation in 1906, Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a full-service, acute care Catholic hospital with 185 beds and satellite locations in Attleboro, Swansea, Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Stoughton, Massachusetts. The hospital provides nationally recognized patient- and family-centered inpatient and outpatient clinical services to patients from surrounding Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities. In addition to comprehensive diagnostic, medical, surgical, and emergency services, key services include Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center in Fall River and Dartmouth; the Joint Commission-certified Center for Orthopedic Excellence; ambulatory surgery centers in Attleboro and Dartmouth; the Center for Pain Management in Swansea and Dartmouth; and geriatric psychiatry services at locations in Fall River and Stoughton.