Margaret Murphy, RN
Since 2013, Margaret Murphy, RN, is responsible for patient care services, inclusive of emergency and perioperative services, physical therapy and respiratory therapy. Dr. Murphy was instrumental in LIJ Medical Center being awarded the prestigious Magnet designation — the gold standard of nursing— in May 2015.
Previously, Dr. Murphy was LIJ’s senior administrative director and director for patient care services, where she oversaw various service lines, including cardiology, medicine and inpatient/outpatient oncology, as well as bed management.
Prior to joining LIJ in 2006, Dr. Murphy was a nurse manager at St. Francis Hospital, where she began her nursing career and served as clinical staff nurse, assistant nurse manager and nurse manager. She played a key role in the preparation and submission of the first Magnet application and designation.
Dr. Murphy’s work has been published in Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practice. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Molloy College, a master’s in nursing administration from Adelphi University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western University. She also completed the Cornell University-Cornell HANYS Academy for Healthcare Leadership Advancement course.