Vice President, Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
As vice president of Nursing and chief nursing officer for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Patricia Scalfari, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, directs administrative, clinical, educational, operational, and financial activities for Nursing. She also leads nursing programs related to delivery model implementation, strategic planning and outcomes measurements that include quality, safety, core measures, and patient satisfaction.
Scalfari worked for more than 30 years at MedStar Washington Hospital Center starting as a new-to-practice graduate nurse in 1980. In 2011, she became the associate chief of Nursing at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
Before joining MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Scalfari worked in various management roles at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, including senior director of Nursing in Emergency Services, Capacity Management and Off-shift Operations.
Scalfari was honored as a co-recipient of the George Mason University Quality Improvement of the Year Award in 2010 for her work in improving patient throughput in the Emergency Department. In May 2007, the Gamma Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing® at Howard University presented her with a 100 Extraordinary Nurses of the Year Award. In 2004, Scalfari was presented the Dean’s Award for academic excellence by The Catholic University of America , and in 2003, she was given the Founders Day Award by the Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Scalfari is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the American Nurses Association.
Scalfari earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.