Lenora Addison

Lenora Addison Vice President of Patient Care Services

Lenora Addison, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., is an accomplished nurse leader with more than 35 years of experience in patient care services. She has been with MedStar Harbor Hospital since 1973, when she joined the organization as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Following the acquisition of her registered nurse degree from what was then the South Baltimore General Hospital School of Nursing, Addison rose through the ranks of hospital leadership in numerous specialties, serving as an assistant nurse manager, patient care manager and director of Women and Children's Services. In 1997, Addison was promoted to vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, where she is responsible for the departments of nursing, cardiology, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, rehab services, quality and case management.

Addison has led numerous innovative patient care initiatives, including the conversion of the patient care delivery system, the renovation of MedStar Harbor Hospital's nursing units to a patient-centered model, and the creation of a comprehensive Women and Infants' Center.

Addison earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in management and hospital administration from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She has lectured on a variety of nursing topics, including patient centered care concepts, finances and nursing impact. Addison currently serves as a member of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives.