Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, CENP, FAAN has been named chief nurse executive for the University of Maryland Medical System. Rowen will add a senior nursing voice at the system level for strategic planning, nursing workforce development and continuous clinical improvement initiatives. Since 2007, Rowen has served as senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center and in 2015 was also appointed as CNO for the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. Rowen has oversight for more than 5,000 nurses, advanced practice nurses and other health professionals; she will continue in these roles while dedicating a portion of her time and effort to this new system role. Rowen serves as the system chair of the UMMS Chief Nursing Officer Council, which is composed of the UMMS hospital CNOs and provides the vision for nursing across the medical system.