Chavez, Jennifer


Jennifer Chavez, D.N.P., Chief Nursing Officer, Texas Health Fort Worth.

Jennifer Chavez currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital (THFW), in Fort Worth Texas. THFW is an 851-bed tertiary/quaternary hospital, including a Level I Trauma Center, Comprehensive Cardiac Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, a 64-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a 100-bed Emergency Care Center.

Jennifer’s direct responsibilities include development of robust quality initiatives, operational growth, comprehensive strategy execution and organizational sustainability.

Jennifer has more than two decades of experience in various nursing roles and operational leadership. She began her career at Texas Health Fort Worth as a patient care technician and quickly advanced into a dynamic operational leader. Most recently, Jennifer served as the Vice President of Professional Services at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth until transitioning to the CNO role in October of 2021.

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Texas Cristian University in December 2005, her Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at University of Texas in Arlington in 2013, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice through Texas Tech Health Science Center in May of 2016. She is currently working towards the completion of her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

Jennifer has received numerous awards such as Advisory Board Executive Fellow, Young Healthcare Executive, Leadership of Excellence and DFW Great 100 Nurse during her leadership tenure. Jennifer is involved in many professional organizations and currently serves on multiple organizational boards for local healthcare facilities and not for profit organizations.

Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael and their 3 beautiful daughters, Kendall (18), Ava (20) and Savannah (23). Jennifer loves gardening and vacationing with her family.