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Hospital of Central Connecticut names chief nursing executive

New Britain [July 01 2010] - Maureen Fitzsimmons, R.N., B.S.N., M.P.H., has been named vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing executive at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC).

In this position, Fitzsimmons will be responsible for administrative and clinical operations for the Nursing Department at the hospital’s New Britain General and Bradley Memorial campuses. She will oversee the inpatient Medical, Surgical, Psychiatry, Pediatric and Critical Care nursing units, Emergency Department, Family BirthPlace, Maternal-Fetal service, Dialysis, Respiratory Therapy, the Wound Care Center and various perioperative services, including the Operating Room, Ambulatory Surgery, the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and Endoscopy.

“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Fitzsimmons to The Hospital of Central Connecticut,” said Clarence J. Silvia, HCC president and CEO. “A senior nurse executive with more than 30 years of experience in a wide variety of acute-care settings and consulting roles, she brings a wealth of professional experience, as well as strong nursing skills, to our hospital.”

Before joining HCC, Fitzsimmons was vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer for Christ Hospital, Jersey City, N.J. Prior to joining Christ Hospital in 2006, she was a manager with BELSER Consulting, which provides various consulting services to healthcare providers. Before that, she was an assistant vice president of Patient Care Services at Saint Clare’s Health System, Denville, N.J. Fitzsimmons began her career as a staff nurse at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, N.J., where she also held various director positions.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from William Paterson University, Wayne, N.J.; and her master’s in public health from Columbia University, New York, N.Y. She is ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center)-certified in advanced nursing administration, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School program for Nurse Executive Leadership.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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