Greg Raymond, MS, MBA, RN, has been named vice president of nursing and patient care services (PCS) at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). In his expanded role, Raymond is responsible for PCS clinical practice and professional development, as well as behavioral health services across both the University and Midtown campuses. In addition, he will continue to oversee the neuroscience units at the University Campus.
After serving in the United States Navy Nuclear Power Program, Raymond began his career at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a surgical acute nurse and then as a critical care nurse, followed by a position as a perioperative nurse at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He came to UMMC in 2006 as the nurse manager of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). In 2010, he was promoted to director of nursing for neuroscience and behavioral health; and in 2012, the PCS clinical practice and professional development department was added to his responsibility.
In addition to his progressive leadership roles, Raymond has successfully led many teams for UMMC, including serving as the co-chair of UMNursing, a collaborative academic-practice partnership between UMMC and the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). His leadership also extends to University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) efforts and he chairs the Clinical Education and Professional Development Council for UMMS.
In 2015, Raymond was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan as a board member to the Maryland State Board of Nursing. In 2017, Raymond was invited to serve as an advisory board member of the Nurse Support Program (NSP) of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC). Raymond is a member of the Nurse Leader Institute Steering Committee and a member-at-large of the UMSON Alumni Association.
Raymond earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Health Services Leadership and Management, and a Teaching Certificate in Nursing and Health Professions at UMSON. He is currently enrolled in UMSON’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program. In addition, Raymond earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore Robert G. Merrick School of Business and completed the Wharton Nurse Leaders Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a 1st Year Fellow in the Regulatory Excellence Fellowship program of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and serves as a Faculty Associate at UMSON.
“Greg brings a wealth of hands-on patient care and leadership experience that will serve UMMC well as we strive to deliver superior health care and train the next generation of health care professionals,” said UMMC Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, CENP, FAAN.
Active in the community, Raymond has served as the chair and co-chair of the UMMC Heart and Stroke Walk and serves as an ordained ruling elder in his church. He is a member of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society.
About the University of Maryland Medical Center
The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) comprises two hospitals in Baltimore: an 800-bed teaching hospital – the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – and a 200-bed community teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurological care, cardiac care, diabetes and endocrinology, women’s and children’s health, and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the flagship hospital are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At UMMC Midtown Campus, faculty physicians work alongside community physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care. UMMC Midtown Campus was founded in 1881 and is located one mile away from the University Campus hospital.