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Georgetown nursing alumna new CNO at MedStar Georgetown

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A nursing alumna from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., has been named CNO at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Eileen Brennan Ferrell, RN, MSN, who has served as interim CNO since September 2012, started in the permanent role in May.

Ferrell, who earned her BSN in 1975 at Georgetown, has maintained a strong connection with the university and the hospital. She most recently served as the hospital’s director of nurse recruitment and retention. She also served as chair of the steering committee that planned the School of Nursing & Health Studies centennial, an event that celebrated the school’s founding in 1903.

When she was appointed interim CEO last year, Ferrell said that the values of the university and the hospital inspire her work, according to a news release.

“I love Georgetown,” she said in the release. “I have been here since I was 18 years old. I hope to move nursing forward with the goal of supporting the hospital’s vision, mission, and values within the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis – or care for the whole person.”

Martin Y. Iguchi, PhD, dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, congratulated Ferrell on her permanent appointment.

“Our school was founded in 1903 to help educate a nursing workforce for the hospital,” Iguchi said in the release. “As we celebrate our 110th anniversary, it is wonderful to have a Georgetown nursing alumna named to this important executive position. Eileen exemplifies the spirit of leadership that defines our alumni community.”

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