MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Names Debbie Kisner, Vice President of Nursing Operations

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has named Debbie Kisner, PhD, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, vice president of Nursing Operations.

September 10, 2013

nursing operationsBaltimore—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has named Debbie Kisner, PhD, RN, 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 Operating Room, director of Perioperative Services and clinical nurse educator. Since 2004 she has held the position as administrative director of Surgical Services and most recently the interim Magnet program director.

Kisner has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University and a doctoral degree in Education from Kennedy-Western University.

Kisner demonstrates strong skills to work collaboratively with all disciplines across the organization. Kisner’s ability to plan, execute and achieve desired outcomes, along with her years of progressive management experience and knowledge of MedStar Franklin Square make her a top candidate for success in this new role.

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit for more information.

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