LifeBridge Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Owens, BSN, MBA, RN, CENP, as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Grace Medical Center. She began her new role on January 15.
Owens joins Sinai and Grace after serving as CNO at MedStar Health in Maryland and WellStar Health in Atlanta. She started her nursing career at Tulane University Hospital and advanced to positions at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Sinai Hospital, where she was director of clinical operations in the cancer institute and nurse manager from 2009-2015.
“There is a strong legacy of nursing excellence at Sinai Hospital and Grace Medical Center, and we are thrilled to welcome Dawn Owens home to Baltimore as she helps us build on this foundation. Dawn brings a strong focus on patient-centered, quality care as well as a commitment to engaging with frontline staff and advancing the professional practice of nursing,” says Amy Shlossman, president of Sinai Hospital and Grace Medical Center and senior vice president at LifeBridge Health.
Shlossman also points to Owens’ experience in developing strong multi-disciplinary teams and using data-driven metrics to elevate clinical performance and patient experience.
Owens says, “I am excited to be back at Sinai Hospital and Grace Medical Center to support our amazing nursing teams and advance our mission of improving the health of people in the communities we serve through high-quality, compassionate care.”
Owens is certified in executive nursing practice from the American Organization of Nurse Executives and is finishing her doctorate in healthcare administration through the Medical University of South Carolina. She has served as past president of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders and as adjunct faculty at Marymount University, Catholic University and Morgan State University, developing the pipeline of future nurses.
About Sinai Hospital and Grace Medical Center: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore is a 500-bed medical complex located in northwest Baltimore. Sinai Hospital is Maryland’s largest community hospital and third largest teaching hospital. Founded in 1866 as the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum, Sinai Hospital is a nonprofit health care organization with a mission of providing high-quality, compassionate patient care. Medical specialties include cardiology, orthopedics, neurology and pediatrics.
Grace Medical Center is a free-standing medical facility in West Baltimore offering emergency services as well as primary and specialty care, including gynecology, pediatrics, ophthalmology and mammography. Grace Medical Center (formerly known as Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital) joined LifeBridge Health in 2019 and is nearing completion of an $85 million renovation.
Sinai Hospital and Grace Medical Center are part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health also includes Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, LifeBridge Health & Fitness and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.