Vice President of Patient Care Services
Chief Nursing Officer
Since joining MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in 2006, Connie Stone has led several efforts to improve patient care. Restructuring the division of nursing to enhance information flow and clarify responsibilities was her initial initiative. In January, 2012 the division of nursing launched their Collaborative Governance Councils and since that time several other hospital departments have followed suit.
As a result of her work, the hospital has seen improved patient experience outcomes, improved quality outcomes and increased retention of registered nurses. Ms. Stone is responsible for more than 600 employees and a 60 million annual budget. Departments reporting to her are nursing, peri-operative services, emergency services, nutritional services, wellness and rehab services, case management, cardiopulmonary services, cancer program and pharmacy.
Before becoming a vice president at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Ms. Stone was director of emergency, pediatric and peri-operative services at the hospital. She had primary responsibility for emergency services which handled more than 35,000 patient visits, the emergency and inpatient pediatric department and peri-operative services.
A graduate of Parkersburg Community College in West Virginia, Ms. Stone received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem College in West Virginia. Her Master of Science in Management/Health Care Administration hails from West Virginia Graduate College, now part of Marshall University. Ms. Stone is also recognized as a certified executive in nursing practice by the American Organization of Nursing Executives (AONE).
Before joining MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Ms. Stone worked for Cardinal Health Consulting Services in McGaw Park, Illinois where she focused on improving hospital operational efficiencies. She also served as director of emergency/trauma services for Dimensions Healthcare System's Prince Georges Hospital Center in Cheverly, Maryland, and worked for over 20 years for St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg, WV in a variety of clinical and leadership roles.
Licensed in Maryland, Ms. Stone co-chairs the Culture of Safety Committee for MedStar Health and serves as the CNO liaison for the system peri-operative nursing directors council and sits on the board of advisors for Montgomery College. She co-chaired the Disruptive and Intimidating Behavior Workgroup sponsored by the Maryland Hospital Association. She has served on the Board of Proyecto Salud Clinic and is a former officer with the Maryland Emergency Nurses Association.
Ms. Stone is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), the Maryland Organization for Nurse Executives (MONE) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).