Sarah Cossette


Sarah Cossette

VP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Arizona Market

Sarah Cossette, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, ACNS-BC, RN-BC serves as Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at City of Hope, Phoenix, part of City of Hope. Cossette provides strategic oversight for the delivery of patient care and nursing at the Comprehensive Cancer Care Center in Phoenix and Outpatient Care Centers in North Phoenix, Scottsdale and Gilbert, Arizona. Cossette is driven to set high standards, while empowering and coaching others to achieve personal and organizational goals. She is also committed to a compassionate excellence that transforms a patient’s experience. 

Prior to joining City of Hope, Cossette served as a United States Air Force active-duty officer and nurse stationed in Italy, South Korea and locations across the United States. She was named the U.S Air Forces in Europe Nurse of the Year and was later awarded the U.S. Air Education and Training Command Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award. She continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves as the Chief Nurse of the 944th Medical Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

Cossette received a master’s degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Cossette is triple-board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Medical-Surgical Nurse and as an Advanced Nurse Executive. Cossette was also recognized in 2021 as one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona from AZ Big Media Magazine.

A Colorado transplant, Cossette lives in the Phoenix area with her husband Pete, an Air Force officer and F-35 fighter instructor pilot, and their children Roman and Sophia.