Raymond Appointed to Maryland State Board of Nursing

For immediate release: August 10, 2015

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Gregory D. Raymond, MS, MBA, RN, a nurse administrator at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), to the Maryland State Board of Nursing.

Raymond, who lives in Frederick, is the director of nursing and patient care services for clinical practice, professional development, neuroscience and behavioral health at UMMC. He works closely with the University of Maryland School of Nursing as co-chair of UMNursing, an academic-practice partnership between the school and medical center, with fellow co-chair Karen Kauffman, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, associate professor and chair, Department of Family and Community Health, at the UM School of Nursing. He also is a faculty associate for the School of Nursing’s Health Services, Leadership and Management specialty, and currently enrolled as a doctoral student there.

Raymond is currently the only nurse from UMMC or the School of Nursing on the state board, and the first UMMC nurse in at least 10 years to be appointed. He is one of 13 professional and lay members, while also continuing to serve in his job at UMMC. His board term will expire on June 30, 2018. Maryland law requires that one board member "be a nurse administrator with, at least, a master's degree in nursing administration, business administration, business management, education, or public health," and Raymond was chosen to fill this slot.

“Having great confidence in your dedication to public service, it is my pleasure to appoint you a member of the State Board of Nursing,” the letter from Gov. Hogan to Raymond reads. “Thank you for making this strong personal and professional commitment to serve the best interests of our citizens.”

“We applaud Governor Hogan for appointing Greg to the Board of Nursing,” said Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, CENP, FAAN, senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer. “It was a competitive process, and I’m sure there were many exemplary nurses from around the state who were considered. His appointment is an honor for him, and also an honor for the Medical Center.”

The board’s mission is to advance safe, high-quality health care across the state through licensure, certification, education and discipline of the licensees, certificate holders and educational programs under its jurisdiction.

The jurisdiction includes approximately 330,000 professionals, including: registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, nursing assistants, medication technicians and electrologists.

Raymond first came to UMMC in August of 2006, as nurse manager of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He led the unit through challenges that included ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­development of care-model changes in the event of a flu epidemic. In 2010, he was promoted to a position as director of nursing and patient care services for neuroscience and behavioral health. In 2012, his director duties expanded to cover the Department of Clinical Practice and Professional Development for all nurses at UMMC. In addition to his usual duties, he leads many hospital-wide initiatives, such as the professional advancement model for nurses.

He earned his associate degree in nursing from Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., his BSN and MS degrees from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and his MBA from University of Baltimore.

 “I’m deeply honored to serve on the Board of Nursing,” Raymond said. “I look forward to participating with the same passion for excellence that drives our own culture at the Medical Center. Serving on a board that affects safety and quality statewide is an opportunity to join with others who are advancing the practice of nursing.”