Adult Primary Care
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Marianne Fingerhood, a primary care nurse practitioner since 1999, started her career in 1985 as a registered nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and has been a longtime advocate for patient-centered care.
“Building relationships and being a part of the health care journey of my patients brings me joy,” Fingerhood said.
Fingerhood is also the course coordinator for the doctor of nursing practice and master of science in nursing programs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and an adjunct faculty preceptor who supervises clinical practice for students.
“As an educator of the next generation of nurse practitioners, I strive to instill in them that passion for primary care.”
Fingerhood has established a collaborative relationship between Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and the School of Nursing to train nurse practitioner students. Many have been hired as new clinicians, she said.
“Without adequate training and support, the next generation of nurse practitioners will not be able to meet the current complex health care needs of individual patients and communities, so I am proud to make this happen.”
Dr. Steven J. Kravet, president of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, said Fingerhood was the practice’s first nurse practitioner. “Marianne is a hero to many, including patients and their families, her nursing students and her colleagues. In her more than 20 years as a nurse practitioner, she has defined excellence across all elements of care.”
Fingerhood is a third-generation nurse, and her grandmother cared for her community well into her 80s.