Northwest Hospital Appoints Ann Marie Madden as Chief Nursing Officer

Northwest Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Marie Madden, R.N., DNP, as chief nursing officer (CNO) and vice president of Patient Care for Northwest Hospital, effective Monday, February 27.

Ms. Madden has more than 30 years of experience as a nurse and nurse executive, including experience in critical care, cardiovascular medicine, emergency services, medical-surgical services, pediatrics and operating room operations for large multi-site health systems, community hospitals and tertiary care teaching centers. In addition to her significant contributions to nursing practice, she brings an abundance of expertise in LEAN methodology, High Reliability Organization (HRO),TeamSTEPPS principles, and Just Culture applications.

“Ann Marie’sexpertise, experience and personality are a perfect fit for our Northwest team and align with our journey to become a high reliability organization. She is energetic and eager to meet our team members and begin building on our foundation and reputation of providing clinical excellence,” says Northwest Hospital President and Chief Operating Officer Craig Carmichael.

Before joining the Northwest team, Madden served as chief nursing officer for CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline and Memorial Hospitals and Chief Nursing Executive for CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas.

As a former Maryland resident, Madden held nursing leadership roles in regional health systems, including Inova Fairfax and more than 20 years at MedStar Health.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York, a master’s degree in nursing from Pace University in New York, and her doctorate, magna cum laude, from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Her credentials also include Acute/Critical Care Knowledge(CCRN-K) and Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified (NEA-BC).

About Northwest Hospital: Northwest Hospital is proud to have served the Greater Baltimore, Carroll County and Howard County communities for 60 years. With private rooms and an impressive array of specialties, the hospital provides the highest quality patient-centric care, including comprehensive services and programs such as minimally invasive robotic, bariatric, and orthopedic surgery. For more information, visit