Portrait of Jill Seward

Jill Seward

Executive director of nursing/chief nursing officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation


When Covid-19 was looming in February, Jill Seward began coordinating preemptive measures to protect patients and staff. Her decisive leadership at the helm of Center City-based Hazelden Betty Ford’s centralized Covid-19 response team helped keep the doors to addiction treatment open throughout the pandemic. Seward directed a group including the CEO, vice presidents, and physicians. “Seward encouraged discussion of opposing perspectives amid rapidly changing national recommendations and findings, always bringing the team back from distractions to determine the critical issues of the moment,” says Hazelden Betty Ford president and CEO Mark Mishek.