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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is proud of the more than 1,500 nurses and advanced practice nurses who provide exceptional care throughout our organization. Whether working in our inpatient units, ambulatory clinics, or procedural suites, our nursing staff is key to all that we do. Their skilled patient care, strong leadership, and expert care coordination are integral to MedStar Georgetown’s excellence. If you are interested in a hospital-based clinical nurse position, we encourage you to learn more about our Magnet®-recognized units.

 

 

 

Surgical Services

Director: Catherine F. Avery, BSN, RN, CCTN (Interim)

  • 17 beds equipped with pulse oximetry and telemetry
  • Solid organ transplants; including liver, kidney, pancreas, intestine and other hepatobiliary surgeries
  • Recipient of the Patient Safety award for achieving one year without a CLABSI
  • Clinical Manager: Nikki Soriano, BSN, RN-BC (Interim)
  • Clinical Educator: Dana Prandoni, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
  • 18 beds equipped with pulse oximetry and telemetry
  • Complex ENT surgeries, laparoscopic procedures and reconstructive plastic surgeries, including DIEP Flaps
  • Clinical Manager: Nikki Battle, BSN, RN
  • Clinical Educator: Cathy Grimes, MS, CMSRN
  • 19 beds equipped with pulse oximetry and telemetry
  • Complex medical diagnoses and patients requiring surgical resection of the lung and esophagus
  • Clinical Manager: Christopher Gargala, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Clinical Educator: Alisa Olson, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN
  • 16 beds equipped with pulse oximetry, telemetry, and arterial-line monitoring
  • Complex medical diagnoses including hepatology and vascular surgical patients
  • Gold Level Beacon Award recipient for Nursing Excellence by the American Association of Critical Care Nursing
  • Clinical Manager: Lauren Flynn, MS, BSN, CMSRN
  • Clinical Educator: Patricia Woon, MSN, RN-BC
  • 30 beds equipped with pulse oximetry
  • Orthopedic (joint replacement), urologic and reconstructive plastic surgery patients
  • Clinical Manager: Diane Ruete, BSN, CMSRN
  • Clinical Educator: Dana Prandoni, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
  • 13 beds
  • Voluntary adult patients with acute psychiatric illnesses
  • Clinical Manager: Patricia Akhavain, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
  • Address: 2115 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, Suite 201
  • Intensive interdisciplinary day treatment program for patients with acute psychiatric illnesses
  • Clinical Manager: Patricia Akhavain, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
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    Medicine and Oncology Services

    Clinical Director: Laurie Dohnalek, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

  • 18 beds equipped with pulse oximetry and telemetry
  • Complex medical patients, including CAPD
  • Clinical Manager: Katherine Reicher, BSN, RN, PCCN
  • Clinical Educator: Alisa Olson, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN
  • Level II Trauma Center for adult and pediatric patients
  • Clinical Manager: Michael Manning, BSN, RN
  • Clinical Educator: Jordan Tyczka, BSN, RN, CEN
  • 20 beds equipped with pulse oximetry
  • Complex multisystem medical patients
  • Leads the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program for MGUH
  • Clinical Manager: Judi Bailey, BSN, RN
  • Clinical Educator: Alexis Smith, MSN, CMSRN
  • 20 beds equipped with telemetry
  • Patients requiring continuous cardiac monitoring and complex medical nursing care
  • Clinical Manager: Tracy Holliday, BSN, CMSRN
  • Clinical Educator: Alexis Smith, MSN, CMSRN
  • 18 beds equipped with pulse oximetry and telemetry
  • Adult Hematology/Oncology; blood and marrow stem cell transplantation
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) for autologous transplants
  • Clinical Manager: Onyinye Mkparu MSN, MBA, RN, OCN
  • Clinical Educator: Laura Toews, MS, RN, OCN
  • 20 beds equipped with pulse oximetry
  • Solid tumor and GYN oncology patients and complex medical patients|
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Clinical Manager: Miranda Mosquera, BSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Clinical Educator: Laura Toews, RN, BSN, OCN
  • 5 inpatient beds
  • Acute hemodialysis
  • Clinical Manager: Leslie Senyitko, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNN
  • 3 inpatient beds
  • Apheresis procedures including peripheral blood stem cell collections, plasma and red cell exchange and photopheresis
  • Clinical Manager: Leslie Senyitko, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNN
  • Expert bedside placement of vascular access IV/Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)
  • Clinical Manager: Leslie Senyitko, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNN
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    Pediatrics and Perinatal Services

    Clinical Director: Anita Abdeen, BSN, RN, NE-BC (Interim)

  • 7 beds
  • General Pediatric and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients; cross training provided for Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • Clinical Manager: Anita Abdeen, BSN, RN, NE-BC
  • Clinical Educator: Jody Stuard, MHPM, BSN, RN, CPN, CDE
  • 6 beds equipped with 24-hour video EEG monitoring
  • Pediatric and adult epilepsy and seizure patients; cross training available for General Pediatric and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit
  • Clinical Manager: Anita Abdeen, BSN, RN, NE-BC
  • Clinical Educator: Jody Stuard, MHPM, BSN, RN, CPN, CDE
  • 15 beds equipped with pulse oximetry and telemetry
  • Life-saving liver, bowel and multi-organ transplant patients
  • Third largest pediatric transplant program in the nation
  • Clinical Manager: Lyn Knowles, BSN, RN, NE-BC
  • Clinical Educator: Kat Clark, BSN, RN (Interim)
  • 14 critical care beds
  • Critically ill pediatric patients with a focus on abdominal transplant patients
  • Clinical Manager: Lisa Soto, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Clinical Educator: Katrina Horan, RN (Interim)
  • 40 isolettes equipped with ECMO, whole body cooling, high frequency ventilators and nitric oxide
  • Level IIIC NICU with transport team, serving as regional referral center
  • Clinical Manager: Lisa Soto, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Clinical Educator: Catherine Brown, BSN, RNC-NIC
  • 15 triage, antepartum, delivery, OR and recovery beds
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Baby -Friendly Hospital, as recognized by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). This initiative is run by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  • Clinical Manager: Katrissa Parabot, BSN, RN
  • Clinical Educator: Cynthia Heer, MSN, RNC-OB, RN-BC
  • 12 beds
  • Mother-Baby Couplet Postpartum Unit
  • Baby-Friendly Hospital, as recognized by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). This initiative is run by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  • Clinical Manager: Katrissa Parabot, BSN, RN (Interim)
  • Clinical Educator: Cynthia Heer, MSN, RNC-OB, RN-BC
  • Neurosciences and Critical Care Services 

    Clinical Director: Claire Piccirillo, MS, BSN, RN, PCCN, CPAN (Interim)

     

  • 19 critical care beds
  • Neuro critical care patients
  • Joint Commission -certified primary stroke center
  • Clinical Manager: Claire Dejou, BSN, CNRN
  • Clinical Educator: Courtney Oliver, MS, BSN, RN, AG-ACNP, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, SCRN
  • 19 beds equipped with pulse oximetry
  • Postoperative adult neurological and neurosurgical patients with brain and spine disorders
  • Recipient of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses PRISM Award
  • Clinical Manager: Cynthia Minetree, MSN, RN
  • Clinical Educator: Courtney Oliver, MS, BSN, RN, AG-ACNP, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, SCRN
  • 19 beds equipped with pulse oximetry and telemetry
  • Neurological and neurosurgical patients requiring telemetry
  • Joint Commission -certified primary stroke center
  • Clinical Manager: Bruce Oren, MS, RN
  • Clinical Educator: Patricia Woon, MSN, RN-BC
  • Neurotelemetry & Stroke Unit – C6-1
  • Clinical Director: Claire Piccirillo, MS, BSN, RN, PCCN, CPAN (Interim)
  • 19 critical care beds
  • Complex critically ill medical patients requiring intensive care, including continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and post cardiac arrest hypothermia protocol
  • Recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical Care Nursing
  • Clinical Manager: Laura Fedge, MHSA, BSN, CCRN
  • Clinical Educator: Abby Butts, MS, CCNS, CCRN
  • 19 critical care beds
  • Critically ill surgical patients; including transplant, thoracic, plastic-reconstructive, and vascular patients
  • Recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical Care Nursing
  • Clinical Manager: Gary Yehl, MSN, RN
  • Clinical Educator: Donna Stanczak, MS, CCRN
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    Perioperative Services

    Senior Director Perioperative Operations: Vicki Runyon, MSN, RN, CNOR (Interim)

  • 23 suites staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week
  • Abdominal Transplants, GYN/GU, Robotics, Pediatrics, Thoracic, Orthopedics, Vascular, Plastics, Neurosurgery and General Surgery
  • OR Director: Susan Phillips, BSN, MS, RN, CNOR
  • Clinical Educator: Evelyn Taylor, MSN, RN-BC, CNOR, CURN, NE-BC
  • 10 bays
  • Preoperative care for inpatient and outpatient procedures
  • Director, Pre & Postoperative Services: Kerstin Magee, MS, BSN, RN, CPAN
  • Clinical Educator: Therese Chesnutt, BSN, RN, CPAN
  • Clinical Educator: Margaret  Farr Young , BSN, M.Div, RN, CPAN, CAPA
  • 16 bays
  • Acute phase one postoperative recovery room
  • Clinical Manager: Vanessa Daubman, BSN, RN, CAPA, CPAN
  • Clinical Educator: Therese Chesnutt, BSN, RN, CPAN
  • Clinical Educator: Margaret  Farr Young , BSN, M.Div, RN, CPAN, CAPA
  • 16 bays
  • Acute phase one post-procedural recovery room
  • Clinical Manager: Hannah Friedrich, BSN, RN (Interim)
  • Clinical Educator: Therese Chesnutt, BSN, RN, CPAN
  • Clinical Educator: Margaret Farr Young , BSN, M.Div, RN, CPAN, CAPA
  • Pre-surgical Testing Clinic and phone bank
  • Clinical Manager: Hannah Friedrich, BSN, RN
  • Clinical Educator: Therese Chesnutt, BSN, RN, CPAN
  • Clinical Educator: Margaret Farr Young , BSN, M.Div, RN, CPAN, CAPA
  • Preoperative, acute phase one recovery and phase two recovery of postoperative ambulatory surgery patients
  • Director, Pre & Postoperative Services: Kerstin Magee, MS, BSN, RN, CPAN
  • Clinical Educator: Therese Chesnutt, BSN, RN, CPAN
  • Clinical Educator: Margaret Farr Young , BSN, M.Div, RN, CPAN, CAPA
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    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

     

  • Clinical Trials Infusion Center and Standard of Care Infusion Center for hematologic diseases, cancers, autologous transplants, and a wide range of medical diagnoses
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Clinical Manager: Lisa Cusaac, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Clinical Educator: Christine Morales, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, OCN
  • Administrative Director: Janice Oppenheim, BSN, RN, OCN
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    Procedural Nursing

     

  • Innovative diagnostic tests and life-saving treatments
  • Assistant Nursing Coordinator for Radiology: Vanessa Elsasser, BSN, CRN
  • 11 bays/procedure rooms
  • Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic GI procedures
  • Clinical Manager: Kendall Danzeisen, BSN, RN
  • 7 bays/labs
  • Cardiovascular Pulmonary procedural patients, including bronchoscopies, cardiovascular/EP diagnostic and bone marrow harvest procedures
  • Nation’s largest bone marrow harvesting site
  • Clinical Manager: Michelle Liptak, MS, BSN, RN
  • Clinical Nurse Coordinator: Michelle Dennis RN, BSN