Angie Akin Longing

Market SVP and Chief Nurse Executive
CHI St. Vincent

I have worked for CHI St. Vincent for 29 years. My career path includes various roles in direct-care nursing to nursing leadership across our four hospital health system. I attribute the wonderful growth opportunities I have experienced to relationships I’ve been fortunate to build within the health care community and my belief in our mission to serve our communities.


The one thing I wish people knew about my field

Nursing is so rewarding, but no amount of education or skill alone can make a great nurse. You must also have a passion and a calling to care for others.

How I knew this was my passion

I knew I was called to nursing to serve others. Leadership in health care allows me to serve those that provide direct patient care. For me, that is so rewarding.

What I learned from my first job

I worked in the deli at a local grocery store. Little did I know, what I learned as a 16-year-old about safety and quality would carry into my career.

What keeps me coming back to my job every day

It's the difference we make in people's lives. We deal with people at the best and sometimes worst times. To know that we helped in any way keeps me coming back.

One practice I use to maintain my mental health

Find joy in every day and surround myself with people who can make me laugh. I choose joy and it keeps me grounded and helps me through many situations.

Best advice I ever received

My mom told me to always be true to my values and always put in the work. These words have guided me as a child, athlete, mother, nurse and leader.

The first thing I do to course-correct when I hit a wall

Take a break, step away and regroup. Go back to my why. Patient-centric, quality care as the primary focus is key in developing a plan to move forward.

A skill I never expected to need in this field

TECHNOLOGY! When I began my nursing career 30 years ago, I would never have imagined how much advancement in technology would impact health care and nursing. It's both incredible and challenging.




I can't start my day until

A shower & a diet coke


Reading and hiking

Bing watch

"The Crown"

Last good read

"Markham Street" by Ronnie Williams

Favorite meal in town

Petit & Keet

Best recent local discovery


Latest splurge

Trip to Isla Mujeras

Most used-app


Dream vacation

Costa Rica