For Immediate Release July 18, 2019


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Nat'e Guyton head shot

Dr. Nat'e Guyton Has More Than 20 Years' Experience in Health Care

Dr. Nat'e Guyton, RN, MSN, NE-BC, CPHIMS, has been named vice president of patient care services & chief nursing officer (CNO) at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Midtown Campus. She assumed her new position July 1.

Dr. Guyton came to UMMC Midtown from Spok, Inc., a health care communications company headquartered in Springfield, Va., where she served as chief nursing officer for three years.

"We are most fortunate to have someone with Dr. Guyton's experience and knowledge of nursing and the health care industry join our executive leadership team to oversee our nursing operation and patient care services," says Alison G. Brown, MPH, UMMC Midtown’s president.

"She will work closely with our entire team of executives, managers and medical staff to achieve UMMC's vision and goals, especially as they relate to nursing and patient care services," Brown says. "I am confidant she will help us deliver consistently safe, high-quality patient care across an array of programs and services at our hospital."

Dr. Guyton has more than 20 years' experience in health care, having also served as chief clinical informatics officer at Trinity Health-Mercy Health System; chief nursing officer at Mercy Suburban Hospital, both in Pennsylvania; senior director of nursing operations at St. Francis Hospital in Delaware; and nurse manager of cardiac transplant and telemetry at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

A certified critical care nurse, she holds bachelor and master of science degrees in nursing from Widener University, a post master's certificate in healthcare administration from Villanova University, a post master's certificate in healthcare informatics from Drexel University, and a doctorate in management with a concentration in organization development from the University of Phoenix.

She is a member of the American Nursing Informatics Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospitals in Baltimore: an 841-bed teaching hospital Downtown – the flagship institution of the 14-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – and a 177-bed teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neuroservices, cardiac care, diabetes and endocrinology, women's and children's health. All physicians on staff at the Downtown flagship hospital are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At UMMC Midtown Campus, faculty physicians work alongside community physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care. UMMC Midtown Campus was founded in 1881 and is located one mile away from the Downtown Campus. For more information, visit