New Chief Nursing Officer Joins UM Capital Region Health
Katie Boston-Leary, MHA, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, has joined University of Maryland Capital Region Health as Chief Nursing Officer for UM Prince George’s Hospital Center. Boston-Leary, selected for the role after a national search, will have oversight of all nursing practices for inpatient perioperative and procedural services, as well as behavioral health and case management.
“Boston-Leary brings us outstanding experience in nursing leadership and patient care,” says Ron Laxton, DNP, RN, senior vice president of clinical services and chief nurse executive. “She will further strengthen our nursing practice in delivering compassionate care to our patients.”
Boston-Leary has most recently served as chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services at Union Hospital of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland. In this role, she has had responsibility for clinical, operational and financial leadership for nursing and clinical inpatient and outpatient services, imaging, anesthesiology, and has been the executive lead for patient experience and patient and family-centered care.
Bringing more than 25 years’ experience in the nursing field and 13 years in leadership positions, Boston-Leary is excited about returning to the county she has previously called home.
“It is an honor to return to the county where I built my foundation in the field of nursing,” says Boston-Leary. My journey to serve patients and my community have led me back to Prince George’s County—where it all began. I am humbled to be in a position to pour back into the community and help UM Capital Region advance its mission to become the provider of choice in the county and surrounding areas.”
She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Bowie State University and her master of business administration and health administration from University of Maryland. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in health services from Walden University. She received nurse executive certification from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Nurse Leaders Program, and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an advanced nursing executive and an operating room nurse. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, an organization committed to advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
About University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Providing primary and specialty health care services to Prince George’s County and the neighboring area, University of Maryland Capital Region Health was established in September 2017 upon the formal affiliation of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and the former Dimensions Healthcare System. University of Maryland Capital Region Health operates the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, University of Maryland Laurel Regional Hospital, University of Maryland Bowie Health Campus, and the University of Maryland Family Health & Wellness Center in Suitland.
University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) faculty direct several University of Maryland Capital Region Health clinical programs, including anesthesiology, critical care, emergency medicine, neonatology, orthopedics and vascular surgery, and the State’s second-busiest Trauma Center. University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty also leads the highly-regarded cardiac surgery program at UM Prince George’s Hospital Center. A new state-of-the-art regional medical center is expected to open in Largo in 2021. For more information, visit http://www.umcapitalregion.org/