Chief Nursing Officer at UMMC Chosen as 2009 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

For immediate release: June 29, 2009


Karen E. Warmkessel

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Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, will be inducted into the academy in November

Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, one of the most prestigious nursing organizations in the country. The Academy includes many of the nation's top nursing executives, policymakers, scholars, researchers and practitioners.

Dr. Rowen was chosen for this honor by the Academy's 15-member Fellow Selection Committee for her outstanding achievements in the nursing profession. She will be formally inducted with other nurse leaders from around the country on November 7, 2009, at the Academy's Annual Awards Ceremony and Induction Banquet in Atlanta, Ga.

“Dr. Rowen is an outstanding leader and a passionate advocate for nurses and the valuable role that they fulfill in all aspects of health care. We are very proud that she been selected to receive this tremendous honor from the American Academy of Nursing,” says Jeffrey A. Rivest, the medical center's president and chief executive officer.

The American Academy of Nursing is a premier organization for national and international trends in health care and addressing issues of health care knowledge and policy. Being selected as a Fellow recognizes an individual's accomplishments within the nursing profession. There are 1,500 Academy Fellows, representing a tiny percentage, only .06 percent, of all of the nation's 2.4 million registered nurses.

Dr. Rowen, who joined the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2007, leads the medical center's 1,600-member nursing department and other patient care services. Previously, Dr. Rowen served as director of surgical nursing at Johns Hopkins Hospital and held senior leadership positions at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. She is also on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and George Mason University.

Dr. Rowen has authored dozens of articles in prestigious journals, including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. She is also an active and recognized speaker for many national health care organizations. She received a B.A. and B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Delaware, a master of science in nursing administration from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a doctor of nursing science from the Johns Hopkins University.


The University of Maryland Medical Center is a major teaching hospital in downtown Baltimore with 705 licensed beds, 6,800 employees and more than 36,000 annual patient admissions. For more information about the medical center, go to To learn more about the American Academy of Nursing, visit the academy's Web site,


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