Ascension Texas announces new Chief Nursing Officer


Ascension Texas recently announced that Steven J. Brockman-Weber will serve as Chief Nursing Officer, effective February 18.

Brockman-Weber is an experienced healthcare leader, serving in a chief nursing officer role the last 16 years of his career and with more than three decades of healthcare experience during his professional tenure.

“I am excited that Steven will be joining the Ascension Texas executive leadership team, and I look forward to his leadership and contributions with focus on patient safety, quality of care, and patient and family experience,” said Craig Cordola, President and CEO of Ascension Texas. “Steven has an extensive background in nursing, and he brings a unique perspective to our leadership team.”

As Chief Nursing Officer of Ascension Texas, Brockman-Weber will oversee and provide executive leadership to the nursing teams across all Ascension Texas sites of care, as well as develop an overall strategic nursing plan. In addition, he will work closely with nursing school partners to continue recruiting the next generation of nurses, as well as provide educational and leadership opportunities for all of the clinicians within Ascension Texas.

Prior to joining Ascension Texas, Brockman-Weber worked in Illinois for Advocate Children’s Hospital, part of the Advocate/Aurora Healthcare System, the largest not-for-profit, mission-based health system in the state. As Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, he oversaw the state’s top integrated children’s network and created a framework around system strategy for pediatrics and neonatal nursing practices. While there, his accomplishments included reducing the nurse vacancy rate, reducing the serious safety event rate and leading the Advocate system in health outcomes.

Brockman-Weber received his nursing degree from Kentucky State University; his bachelor’s in Business Administration from Averett University; a master’s in Health Service Administration from the University of Saint Francis, and a master’s in Nursing Administration from University of Phoenix and then earned his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Rush University in Chicago.

Brockman-Weber is an avid walker, and he is excited to move to Austin with his family.