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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center names vice president of nursing operations


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore has named Debbie Kisner, RN, PhD, CNOR, NEA-BC, vice president of nursing operations. In her new role, Kisner will provide strategic leadership, sustaining the culture of Magnet and leading nursing services across the MedStar Franklin Square enterprise.

As vice president of nursing operations, Kisner will have operational responsibility for the departments of nursing including nursing administration, medicine, women’s and children, behavioral health, oncology and the surgical inpatient unit. Kisner also will serve as the executive liaison for the scope of nursing practices at MedStar Franklin Square’s ambulatory care sites.

Kisner has been at MedStar Franklin Square since 1987 and has held a variety of roles including staff nurse in the OR, director of perioperative services and clinical nurse educator. Since 2004 she has held the position of administrative director of surgical services and most recently the interim Magnet program director.

According to a news release, Kisner demonstrates strong skills to work collaboratively with all disciplines across the organization.


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