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Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

Ann Marie Madden was placed as the chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services for Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Cone Memorial is the flagship of the Cone Health system, and is the largest, most comprehensive medical center within its five-county region – a 536-bed tertiary care teaching hospital and referral center with a Level II trauma center and centers of excellence in orthopedics, neurosciences, stroke, and heart and vascular care. Cone Memorial received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades®, as well as an "A" grade from Leapfrog Group in the spring of 2016; it is a Healthgrades® "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care" and among less than two percent of hospitals earning a rating of "High Performing" on all nine procedures and conditions in U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospital" ranking. In her role, Ann Marie plans, integrates, controls, and evaluates the human, material, and fiscal resources required to provide patient care in multiple settings. She defines and supports professional practice, providing leadership in the establishment of standards, goals, and direction for nursing, and facilitating the development of leadership and management expertise, as well as collaboration between nursing and other departments and the medical staff.

Before joining Cone, Ann Marie served as the chief nursing officer for Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia. In that capacity, she provided clinical, administrative, and strategic guidance and support to the 1,000-bed, acute care, Level I trauma center, with responsibility for over 2,800 nurses and 400 clinical and operating/procedural technicians. During her tenure, Ann Marie implemented a senior nursing leadership structure and developed financial and quality tracking tools. She also created a 24/7 nursing support office and an inpatient hospice model, as well as opening observation, short-stay, trauma step-down, neurosurgical, and medical-surgical units.

Previously, Ann Marie had a successful 24-year tenure at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, where she served as the assistant vice president of nursing operations; the chief nurse executive for the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute; the director of grants, contracts, and education; the senior nursing director for critical care and neurosciences; and a clinical supervisor and clinical nurse specialist in critical care/PACU. She has also served as a department head at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, and as a clinical nurse specialist at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center, all in New York City. Ann Marie began her career as a staff nurse in the cardiothoracic and medical-surgical ICU units at Montefiore.

Ann Marie is originally from the Bronx. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the college of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York; her master's degree in nursing from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York; and her doctorate of nursing practice from George Washington University. Ann Marie is a member of AACN, SCCM, and AONE.

QLK's Courtney Lada, Jake Barto, and Mike Quick led the search to recruit Ann Marie to Cone Memorial, where her duties began on May 29, 2017.


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