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The Exec: Peggy Norton-Rosko is Set to Start as UMMS' New CNE

Analysis  |  By G Hatfield  
   April 19, 2024

UMMS' new CNE aims to lead the health system on a journey to become a high reliability organization.

Peggy Norton-Rosko brings more than three decades of nursing experience and leadership. Most recently, Norton-Rosko served as the Regional Chief Nursing Officer for Trinity Health's Illinois and Indiana regions, where she oversaw nursing practices across a network that included an academic medical center, two community hospitals and a large ambulatory care network. She also served as an affiliate faculty member with the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.

Following a nationwide search, Norton-Rosko has been named Chief Nurse Executive for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), an academic-focused system which employs more than 9,300 nurses, effective May 20th.

For our latest installment of the Exec, we sat down with Norton-Rosko to discuss how she began her journey into nursing, her thoughts on the future of virtual nursing, and meeting the needs of a multigenerational workforce.

G Hatfield is the nursing editor for HealthLeaders.


CNOs should focus on how to meet the needs of each generation of nurses to create a better work environment.

Flexibility is key to recruiting and retention, and benefits should support nurses at each different point in their careers.

Frontline nurses should be included in decision-making about virtual nursing and AI, so the technology does not become a burden.

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