Prince George’s Hospital Center Hires New Chief Nursing Officer

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Prince George’s Hospital Center (PGHC) in Cheverly, Md., has hired Candace Hanrahan as chief nursing officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 30 years of clinical experience, Hanrahan will assume her new duties on April 12.

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Candace brings an impressive track record and a strong focus on quality care and patient satisfaction. We are excited to have someone with her extensive clinical experience lead the nursing staff and managers.

LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Prince George’s Hospital Center (PGHC) in Cheverly, Md., has hired Candace Hanrahan as chief nursing officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 30 years of clinical experience, Hanrahan will assume her new duties on April 12.

“Candace brings an impressive track record and a strong focus on quality care and patient satisfaction. We are excited to have someone with her extensive clinical experience lead the nursing staff and managers,” said John O’Brien, president of Prince George’s Hospital Center. “Candace is committed to patient-centered care and will be a great asset to our organization and community."

Formerly, Hanrahan was with Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., serving as senior director. In this role she provided leadership of three critical care units, three telemetry units, respiratory therapy department as well as neurodiagnostics and non-interventional cardiology and remote monitoring.

“Prince George’s Hospital Center was seeking a CNO with the ability to drive operating efficiencies and increase patient satisfaction, while also developing strong partnerships between the nursing staff and physicians,” said Laura Musfeldt, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith, the healthcare executive search firm who conducted the nationwide CNO search for PGHC. “Candace’s experience and leadership style was a perfect fit.”

Hanrahan earned a master of science in nursing and a bachelor of science in nursing from St. Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish, Maine. She also has a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Hanrahan is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), American Association of Nurse Executives (AONE) as well as the Maryland Association of Nurse Executives (MONE).

About Prince George’s Hospital Center:
Prince George’s Hospital Center (PGHC), located in Cheverly, Maryland, is a 256-bed acute care hospital with Maryland’s busiest Level – II Trauma Center, serving all of southern Maryland. In addition, the Hospital Center has a full service cardiac care program and was among the first in Maryland to be designated as a cardiac intervention center for heart attack victims. PGHC provides comprehensive inpatient services from intensive care to medical-surgical acute care. More than 18,000 individuals are admitted annually for inpatient and observation care. The emergency department serves approximately 50,000 patients annually. In 2010, HealthGrades recognized PGHC as being among the top 5% of hospitals across the nation for successful outcomes. In 2011, PGHC was cited as one of the Washington Metropolitan area’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. PGHC is a proud member of Dimensions Healthcare System, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system headquartered in Prince George’s County and southern Maryland (Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties). For more information, visit http://www.DimensionsHealth.org.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare executive search firm and a top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Management Consulting. Veteran healthcare recruiters and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 900 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and one of the largest databases of skilled nursing executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit BESmith.com or call 855-254-8261.


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