Green Becomes President of Annie Penn Hospital and Behavioral Health Hospital
Debbie Green, DNP, RN, has been named president of Annie Penn Hospital and Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital. Green has spent more than a year as interim president at Behavioral Health Hospital and six years as vice president of nursing at Annie Penn Hospital. Her promotion takes place July 13.
“Debbie is a superb leader with more than 30 years in nursing leadership,” says Judy Schanel, Cone Health Executive Vice President, Acute Care Services. “She is an exceptional, innovative leader who is highly respected by staff and physicians throughout our network.”
During her tenure, Green worked with staff and physicians transforming the culture at both Annie Penn Hospital and the Behavioral Health Hospital. Her work has led to exceptional results in patient, employee and physician engagement and dramatic increases in the quality of care. With her help, Annie Penn Hospital has become one of the best performing hospitals in the nation, earning the 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey®. Green has spoken locally and nationally, recently at the Cleveland Clinic and the Press Ganey National Conference in Washington, D.C. In 2013, she was selected as a Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, an honor she shares with only 19 other colleagues from around the country.
“The staff and physicians of Annie Penn and Behavioral Health Hospitals have a singular focus on caring for our patients. It is exciting to lead such enthusiastic, dedicated teams,” says Green.
Green holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from West Virginia University, a master’s of science in nursing from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Alabama. She also has a post-masters certificate as an adult/gerontological nurse practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.