Brandee Fetherman, a highly respected leader with more than 20 years of experience, has been promoted to chief nursing officer at Morristown Medical Center, the state’s top-rated hospital, Atlantic Health System announced this week.
Fetherman will oversee the overall delivery of nursing care as well as nursing education & professional development, nursing quality and research, and patient flow. Working closely with leadership across all disciplines, Fetherman will continue to lead high-quality standards of nursing excellence and continue to advance clinical programs, patient flow efforts and patient experience throughout the medical center.
Morristown Medical Center has more than 2,000 nurses.
Fetherman has served in a variety of roles at the hospital since 2001. She most recently was the director of nursing at Morristown Medical Center since 2017. She succeeds Carol Jones, who held the position the past six years. Jones announced her retirement earlier this year and will be departing Morristown Medical Center at the end of 2021 after 30 years of service.
“I am honored and privileged to lead our highly professional and accomplished group of nurses who are committed to providing high-quality care for our patients and the community,” Fetherman said. “All of the efforts of our nursing team directly contribute to making Morristown Medical Center the No. 1 hospital in the state for the fourth year in a row and one of the best places to work for nurses.”
Trish O’Keefe, who serves as president of Morristown Medical Center and the chief nursing executive for Atlantic Health, saluted the promotion.
“Without question, the nurses across Atlantic Health System, and certainly here at Morristown Medical Center, are truly exceptional,” she said. “This is a tribute to the tremendous education, professional development and mentorship programs for nurse leaders like Brandee. I know she will bring extraordinary caring and exemplary skills to this critical role for our medical center, our patients and our community well into the future.”
Fetherman holds a Master of Science in nursing from Drexel University, a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Ramapo College and received her Diploma of Nursing from the Mountainside School of Nursing.
Fetherman is a board member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders, New Jersey, and is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, the Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association and Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society.