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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer

PHILADELPHIA, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is pleased to name Mary Beth Esposito-Herr, Ph.D, to the position of Chief Nursing Officer. The appointment follows an extensive national search.

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Before coming to Children's Hospital, Esposito-Herr served as the Vice President of Patient Care services at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she also held a joint appointment in the University's School of Nursing. Prior to her position at Maryland, she spent seven years at Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Children's Hospital in roles ranging from Director of Patient Care Services, Director of Emergency Nursing and Nurse Manager for Pediatric Intensive Care.

"It is with great pleasure that I welcome Mary Beth. Nationally known for her rich experience in leading pediatric nursing through transition and growth, she is ideally suited to help shape the future of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia," says Madeline Bell, executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "I know she will be a terrific addition to our team."

Esposito-Herr earned her Ph.D from the University of Rhode Island and her MS in Nursing from Boston College. In addition to her academic appointment at the University Of Maryland School of Nursing, Esposito-Herr has held academic appointments at Yale University and University of Rhode Island nursing schools.

Esposito-Herr brings an extensive skill set to this leadership position at Children's Hospital. As the Chief Nursing Officer, she will be responsible for advancing nursing and respiratory practice and leading increased nursing research all while supporting Children's Hospital's commitment to outstanding patient care.

To arrange interviews with Mary Beth Esposito-Herr please contact Ashley Moore at 267-426-6071 or

About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit

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