Nikki Stafford

Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, American Family Children's Hospital

Nikki Stafford serves as the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of American Family Children's Hospital, where she provides overall administrative direction in accordance with the mission, vision and values of UW Health. She is accountable for the effective and efficient operation of the hospital, including, but not limited to, operational, financial, human resources and strategic duties.

Nikki most recently served as the Operations Executive at Prisma Health Children's Hospital-Upstate, a part of Prisma Health, the largest integrated health system in South Carolina. Prior to her leadership role with the children's hospital, Nikki served in administrator roles for the Neurosciences Clinical Programs and Greenville Memorial Hospital at Prisma Health.

Nikki earned a MS in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business. She is board-certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), is a Fellow of the Riley Institute through Furman University and a member of the Greenville Chamber's Leadership Greenville-Class 46.