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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Names New Chief Nursing Officer
St. Petersburg, Fla. – July 9, 2018 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital named Melissa Macogay, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N.-K., N.E.-B.C. as vice president and chief nursing officer this week. A registered nurse for more than 19 years, Macogay started as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s in 2008 and served in multiple roles including, interim chief nursing officer, director of the PICU, surgical neuroscience unit and dialysis as well as senior director of nursing for the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences.
“At Johns Hopkins All Children’s, nurses are the lifeline of our community and we’re honored to have a new leader to support our outstanding nursing staff,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and vice dean at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. “As we work toward obtaining Magnet status, a recognition for hospitals that provide exemplary nursing care, the hard work of our nursing staff, along with Melissa’s continued and trusted leadership, are vital as we focus on the precise details required to reach this prestigious milestone.”
Macogay holds an M.B.A. from Baker College, a B.S.N., is certified in critical care and also is a board-certified nurse executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
In addition to naming the chief nursing officer, Johns Hopkins All Children’s added the position of associate chief nursing officer, which will be filled by Lisa Kerrick, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., C.N.O.R., C.S.S.M., F.A.C.H.E., N.E.A.-B.C. Kerrick has more than 29 years of nursing experience and joined the organization in April 2014 as the senior director of perioperative services.
About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit HopkinsAllChildrens.org.