Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN

President & COO, University of Vermont Medical Center

Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, joined the University of Vermont Medical (UVM) Center as President and COO in January 2015. Ms. Whalen has over 35 years of experience in health care. She joined UVM Medical Center from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA where she served as chief executive. Harborview is the largest public hospital in the State of Washington and an academic medical center, part of the UW Medicine Network. Harborview is nationally known for trauma care and serves as the only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center for the states of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Prior to taking the position at Harborview, she served as executive vice president at the University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ. Ms. Whalen has also held numerous leadership positions in trauma, emergency and critical care services. She is a nationally recognized trauma systems expert and has been the President and a founding member of the Society of Trauma Nurses, a published author and a Board member of prominent health care societies and associations. Ms. Whalen is a graduate of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She also holds a Master in Health and Hospital Administration degree from Chapman University, Sacramento, CA.