Marsha Maurer, DNP, RN, Receives Inaugural Fellow Designation from American Organization of Nurse Executives

Lindsey Diaz-MacInnis (BIDMC Communications) 617-667-7372, ldiaz2@bidmc.harvard.edu

APRIL 12, 2019

BOSTON – Marsha Maurer, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has been named an inaugural fellow of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).  The AONE fellow designation recognizes a nurse leader’s sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership, commitment to service and influence in shaping health care.

“The AONE fellow designation reflects achievement at the highest level of nursing leadership practice excellence,” said American Organization of Nurse Executive CEO Robyn Begley, DNP, RN. “I am thrilled to honor these 18 nurse leaders and thank them for their contributions to AONE and the health care field.”

As Chief Nursing Officer at BIDMC, Maurer leads a team of highly committed nursing professionals and others who play a critical role in BIDMC’s work to ensure the highest-quality, safest care for patients. A strong advocate of professional nursing leadership, she has supported nurses in the pursuit of advanced degrees and publication in journals such as the American Academy of Critical Care Nurses, Journal of Nursing Administration, among others. In addition to her leadership role at BIDMC, Maurer is a past board member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

“Marsha is an exemplary nurse leader who has made remarkable contributions to BIDMC and to the art and science of nursing,” said Pete Healy, President of BIDMC. “All of us at BIDMC are proud to congratulate her on being named a fellow by AONE; she is extremely deserving of this prestigious honor.”

“I am honored to receive this meaningful recognition,” said Maurer. “This is only possible because of the incredible work of every nurse in this organization, and the support BIDMC’s nursing department receives from all our colleagues.”

In order to be considered for the AONE fellow designation, applicants must be a member of AONE for seven years and display excellence in nursing leadership, as well as service to the organization. A committee comprised of appointed volunteers reviewed the applications using pre-established, rigorous and defined standards. The AONE Board then approved the review committee’s selections. Only 18 nurse leaders in the country received this distinction.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.