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Mary McDermott, RN, wearing a black shirt
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Phelps Hospital

Mary McDermott, RN, is senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Phelps Hospital, where she oversees all inpatient and outpatient care services that employ nursing staff. Accountable for more than 500 employees, Ms. McDermott has administrative oversight for the hospital’s operational and service excellence mandates.

Prior to Phelps, Ms. McDermott was assistant vice president of nursing at the Hospital for Special Surgery for six years, where she developed and implemented strategic plans for nursing, including building, equipment, technology, performance improvement and patient care programs. From 2003-2007, she was administrative director of nursing and director of nursing, professional practice programs at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Ms. McDermott holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Adelphi University, a master’s in nursing from College of Mount Saint Vincent, a postmaster’s certificate in nursing administration from Villanova and a Wharton Nursing Leaders Program certificate from the Wharton School.