Nurse, Healthcare Executive
Monumental Achievement: After many years as a clinical nurse, Mary-Michael Brown utilizes her vast knowledge to improve nursing practices. As vice president of nursing practice innovation for MedStar Health, Brown creates and disseminates evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, provides oversight for nursing practice across MedStar Health, and leads multiple system initiatives. In 2011, Brown was honored with The Martha E. Brill New Researchers Award from the American Nurses’ Foundation.
"Earning a D.N.P. degree from GW School of Nursing helped me appreciate that there are no limits on what I can contribute to the profession of nursing. Giving back to the School of Nursing and advancing its mission is an honor and privilege."
Mary-Michael Brown, D.N.P., RN, is vice president of nursing practice innovation for MedStar Health in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore region. She provides oversight for nursing practice across MedStar Health including chairing the nursing practice innovation committee and serving as the executive sponsor for the nursing peer review committee, safe patient handling and mobility committee, and nursing quality and safety council. She serves as the nursing executive dyad with provider executives on quality improvement and safety initiatives.
Brown earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Georgetown University, a master of science degree from Boston College School of Nursing, and a doctor of nursing practice degree from the George Washington University. She was the recipient of the 2011 George Washington University Alumni Award for the School of Nursing and is the chair of the George Washington University School of Nursing Dean’s advisory council. As an adjunct faculty member in the doctor of nursing practice program at the George Washington University School of Nursing, Brown co-facilitates the course, Translating Research into Practice. She serves as a secondary advisor for doctor of nursing practice students’ final scholarly projects.
Brown is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Epsilon chapter), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Emergency Nurses Association.