Larry Strassner, PhD, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC
Chief Operating Officer
"MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is one of Maryland's busiest full-service hospitals with the highest number of Emergency Department visits in the entire state. We are located in the White Marsh area of eastern Baltimore County in a region that continues to experience a renaissance of exponential growth of new housing and business development. In keeping with the evolving and growing demands and expectations of our historically loyal and relatively new clients, the nursing executive team sets the vision and continues to create a work environment for Nursing Services to deliver high-quality, outcome-focused patient care and excellent customer service.
The nursing executive team and I realize that in order to achieve excellence in quality and service we must recruit and retain top notch staff and create an environment of continuous professional development inclusive of participative management. We clearly understand and value the contribution our nursing staff makes each day to achieve our patient outcomes and excellence in service and we demonstrate our appreciation and gratitude through our ongoing rewards, recognition and professional development programs.
We also know that our nurse managers are key to our success and essential to retaining talented and competent staff. Likewise, the nursing executive team and I have created an environment of continuous professional development, recognition and rewards for nurse managers. We pride ourselves on sustaining a collaborative, collegial, magnetic, positive and fun work environment that challenges, rewards and creates excellence in nursing management."
Larry Strassner, PhD, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, is a native of Baltimore County. MedStar Franklin Square has always been his local community hospital. He joined MedStar Franklin Square's staff in February 2003 as the administrative director of the Medicine Service Line. In October 2004, he was appointed Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.
Larry began his career at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital as a nurse in the CCU. He has served in different roles of increasing responsibility at Johns Hopkins Hospital including assistant director for surgery and director of case management. His most recent position, prior to joining MedStar Franklin Square, was as the director of critical care at Suburban Hospital. He holds an associate of arts degree in nursing from the Community College of Baltimore County - Essex Campus, bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Health Administration from Warren National University.