Go Red for Women in Philadelphia Announces 2022 Campaign Chair Stephanie D. Conners, EVP, Chief Operating Officer for the Thomas Jefferson University Health System to Lead This Year’s Campaign

AHA in Philadelphia is proud to announce that Jefferson Health System’s Stephanie Conners will chair the 2022 Go Red for Women campaign in Philadelphia.  In her role, Conners will lead the 2022 fundraising efforts for Go Red, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health and combat the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of American women, heart disease and stroke.

Conners, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Jefferson, currently oversees fourteen acute care hospitals, one long term care facility and a robust outpatient network across two states. She is a leader who is an exceptional collaborator in driving the highest safety, service, quality, and fiscal rigor across a complex health system.

Prior to joining Jefferson in 2018, Ms. Conners was the Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and System Chief Nursing Officer at Cooper University Health Care/The Cooper Health System in Camden, New Jersey. Previously, she held significant operational and nursing leadership positions at Robert Wood Johnson University and Hahnemann University Hospital/Tenet. Early in her leadership career, Ms. Conners was appointed Chief Nursing Officer at Hahnemann University and was privileged to serve in that role for greater than a decade.

“I have been inspired by the work of Go Red for Women, which encourages women to take charge of their heart health,” explains Conners.   “Go Red for Women has made a significant impact on the rate at which women suffer heart disease in this country by educating and fundraising.  I look forward to leading the 2022 efforts here in Philadelphia,” Conners continued.