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University of Maryland School of Nursing Administrator Named to Adventist HealthCare Governing Board

February 27, 2015

Wiseman serves on board that advises Shady Grove Medical Center and its president.

Baltimore, Md. –Rebecca Wiseman, PhD '93, RN, associate professor and chair of the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), has been appointed to the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center Governing Board. Wiseman is serving a three-year term as a community board member.

The Shady Grove Medical Center Governing Board is comprised of 19 members who are appointed by the Adventist HealthCare Board of Trustees. Its purpose is to support the mission, values, and well-being of Shady Grove Medical Center through elevating the stature and success of its programs, services, and capabilities. The Governing Board, comprised of business, education, physician, health care, and community leaders, provides counsel to the Shady Grove Medical Center and its president.

“It is a great honor to be invited to serve on the Shady Grove Medical Center Governing Board. I look forward to working with colleagues who are committed to providing superior health care services to their clients,” Wiseman said.  “Nurses bring unique perspectives to hospital governing boards and I am excited about this opportunity to make an important difference in the delivery of health care in Montgomery County.”

Additionally, Wiseman serves on the Workforce Investment Board of the Allied Health Industry Alliance in Montgomery County and the advisory board of the Montgomery College nursing program. She is also part of the Maryland Action Coalition, which is responsible for implementing the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing recommendations.

Shady Grove Medical Center, a not-for-profit, 305-bed acute care facility in Rockville, Md., is a part of Adventist HealthCare’s system of health care services. It is nationally recognized for cancer care, cardiac and vascular services, orthopedics, and joint replacement.

“We are delighted to have Rebecca on our Governing Board,” said John Sackett, president, Shady Grove Medical Center. “We admire her passion for nursing and her commitment to health care education. She shares our dedication to serving the community, and we look forward to her collaboration and input.”

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling more than 1,600 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.