Director of Patient Care Services, Nursing Administration
"I was attracted to Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center for several reasons: the focus on patient safety, the community feel, the Magnet designation, and the focus on professional development. The Spirit Values and the vision of being a leader in caring for people are important to me."
Lynn Petty MA, BSN, NE-BC, began her nursing career in 1979 after graduating with her BSN from University of Tennessee. Her background has mainly been in critical care.
Lynn started her nursing career in Knoxville, TN, at the University of Tennessee. She and her husband moved to Maryland in 1981. She came to MedStar Franklin Square in 2014 by way of Mercy Medical Center, St Joseph Medical Center and Union Hospital, Cecil County. Lynn started her career in Maryland as a staff nurse in the Coronary Care Unit at Mercy Medical Center. She progressed on to become a clinical leader, a nurse manager, and a director of Patient Care Services. She is now the director of Nursing Administration.
Lynn believes that all nurses are exceptional nurses. It is the responsibility of nursing leadership to provide an environment of guidance and support. All nurses are not alike but each has a gift or a talent which will have a positive impact on patients' experiences.