Chanda Chacón is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. In the show Chacon shares how a car accident as a child influenced her life and stoked a passion to serve in the healthcare field. Chacon also talks about leading an organization during the pandemic and energizing its commitment to caring for every child and for the whole child, within the hospital walls and outside.
Chanda Chacón has devoted her career to pediatric health care, focused on the patients receiving care and the people and organizations providing it. Prior to joining Children’s, Chacon had progressive leadership positions at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and before that at Texas Children’s Hospital. Chacón earned undergraduate degrees in Biology and Spanish from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health Management from Yale University. She is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. Her community engagement includes serving as a board member for Project Harmony, as a member of the American Hospital Association Committee for Maternal and Child Health, a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber Board of Directors, and speaking at leadership events about the power of leadership.