Jamie Wiggins headshot.Jamie Wiggins Ph.D., MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, serves as the executive vice president/chief operating officer for Arkansas Children’s. He has considerable experience in children's hospital clinical and administrative operations with a deep understanding of pediatric healthcare safety, quality and innovation.

Prior to Arkansas Children's Jamie served as Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer & Chief Nursing Officer at Children's Hospital New Orleans. Wiggins has also held leadership positions at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Children's Minnesota, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

He earned his Associate Degree in Nursing from Pitt Community College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco, Master of Science in Nursing and Health Systems Leadership from the University of California – San Francisco, and Master of Business Administration from Nicholls State University. Wiggins is a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing candidate at LSUHSC-NO, where he is researching the association of the nursing professional practice environment on pediatric acute care outcomes. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a certified Nurse Executive-Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.