Chief Operating Officer
As a native of Baltimore County, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has always been the local community hospital for Larry Strassner, PhD, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC. With 433 licensed beds and a team of 3,450 medical and administrative professionals, MedStar Franklin Square is Maryland’s fourth largest hospital and one of 10 hospitals in the MedStar Health system.
Strassner 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. More recently in 2016, he was promoted to chief operating officer of MedStar Franklin Square, to oversee the daily operations of the hospital campus seeking to improve operations in a manner consistent with the hospital vision. Strassner began his career at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital as a nurse in the CCU. He has served in different roles of increasing responsibility at The 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.