Meet Our Nurses

MedStar Georgetown nurses are Magnet nurses. Magnet recognition puts MedStar Georgetown in the top-tier of acute care institutions. What does this mean? For nurses, working within a Magnet hospital means you will have the recognition, rewards, and advancement you need for a fulfilling career. It sets the institution apart from the crowd and places it among the very best in the nation. So there is no doubt that at a Magnet hospital, your opportunities and challenges will be everything you ever dreamed possible.

For the patient, Magnet recognition provides the definitive benchmark for excellence in nursing care. It reassures patients and their families by ensuring that the honored hospital has a proven track record in quality care.

We invite you to see for yourself why MedStar Georgetown University Hospital was the first in the area to receive this celebrated award. What you'll find is a team that was once proud to be called "the nurses hospital," but is now even more pleased to say we're "the Magnet nurses hospital."

Meet Our Nurses

Ferrell_Eileen_WebEileen Ferrell, MS, BSN, RN

Interim Chief Nursing Officer
Director, Nurse Recruitment and Retention

We are very pleased to announce that Eileen Ferrell, MS, RN, BSN will serve as interim CNO. With more than 23 years of committed and impressive service to MGUH, Eileen has been an integral leader in the Nursing Division. As a visible leader, she is not only passionate about the field of nursing, but has been an enthusiastic and devoted champion of nursing at MGUH. Eileen has been responsible for recruiting some of the best and brightest nurses in the nation to MGUH, and in turn, has formed an extremely strong, collaborative relationship with our nursing staff, many of whom she recruited and continues to provide support in their personal and professional growth. As interim CNO, she will work closely and collaboratively with our skilled and expert senior nurse leadership team to ensure that our Nursing operations run smoothly and successfully.

Eileen Brennan Ferrell RN, MS, BSN, received her BSN from Georgetown University School of Nursing in 1975 as well as her Masters in Health Services Administration in 1983. Ms. Ferrell started her nursing career as a staff nurse at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital followed by several years in the public health area of nursing practice.

She was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship to pursue a Masters at Georgetown University and then returned to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on a part-time basis while raising two young children. Currently, Ms. Ferrell is the Director of Nurse Recruitment and Retention at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is actively involved in the issues surrounding the shortage of nurses nationwide. Ms. Ferrell is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, AONE, and various community organizations.