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


Eileen Ferrell, MS, BSN, RN
Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Eileen Ferrell, MSN, BSN, RN, is senior vice president and chief nursing officer for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In this role, she provides strategic direction and leadership for operational departments that include Clinical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Advocacy and Pastoral Care. Ferrell is responsible for advancing organizational goals through participation with leaders in decision-making processes and structures. As CNO, she works closely and collaboratively with the senior nurse leadership team to ensure that nursing operations run smoothly and successfully.

Ferrell joined MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in 1975, as a new graduate clinical nurse, followed by several years in the public health arena of nursing practice.

With more than 25 years of committed service to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Ferrell has been an integral leader in the Nursing department. 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.

A highlight of Ferrell’s career is that under her leadership, MedStar Georgetown earned the Magnet® designation and has been redesignated twice.

Ferrell is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies Board of Advisors, and various community organizations. Ferrell received her bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in health services administration from Georgetown University.