BJ Gilmore, the chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, will receive the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Healthcare from the Montana State University College of Nursing.
The award recognizes an outstanding leader and community partner in Montana’s healthcare field. Helen Melland, dean of the College of Nursing, said Gilmore has acted as a preceptor for many MSU nursing students during their leadership course, and she is committed to fostering a good relationship with the faculty and students in the College of Nursing with the idea that “as a team, we are developing our future workforce.”
Gilmore’s career spans 40 years as a nurse and a nurse leader.
She earned an associate degree in nursing from Weber State College, a bachelor of science in nursing from University of Utah and a master of science in management from Regis University. She also holds an advanced nurse executive certification and completed an executive leadership fellowship from the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.

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