John O’Shaughnessy is a retired healthcare executive at Shriners Hospital in St. Louis. At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and is committed to ensuring others understand our unique healthcare approach in order to help and provide inspiration, where needed

John serves on the Board of Directors at St. Vincent De Paul Society. He has also served the Homeowner’s Association in Bluesprings, Missouri Hospital Association, Children’s Trust Fund Missouri, and Patient Care Review Organization in various Board positions,

John has his Masters degree from St. Louis University and holds a Life Fellow ACHE. He is an accomplished writer with published articles on mergers, rural hospital affiliations and physician owned specialty hospitals and surgery centers. John is married to Barbara and attends St. Joseph’s Church in Clayton, MO. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.