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Department of Nursing

Marjorie S. Wiggins, RN, MBA, DNP, NEA-BCMarjorie S. Wiggins, VPN/CNO 
Chief Nurse Executive 
2001 - present

Holy Family Hospital & Medical Center
Vice President for Nursing, 1998 - 2001

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director of Nursing, 1996 - 1998

New England Deaconess Hospital
Nursing Director of Clinical Operations, 1994 - 1996
Vice President of Nursing Operations, 1992 - 1994 (Interim Position during VP's presidency of American Organization of Nurse Executives)

Director of Medical Surgical Nursing, 1987 - 1992
Assistant Coordinator of Nursing Practice 1982 - 1987
Head Nurse/Medical Surgical Unit 1976 - 1982


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - University of Kentucky
  • Master of Business Administration - University of New Hampshire
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Salem State College
  • Diploma in Nursing - Quincy City Hospital

Board/Task Force Memberships

  • MaineHealth Chief Nursing Officers Forum, MaineHealth System, Chair,  2003- present
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Steering Committee - AACN
  • Clinical Nurse Leader Implementation Task Force Chairperson, Curriculum & Practice Subcommittee - AACN
  • New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Portland, Maine - Board Member
  • Maine Medical Center, Board Member

Memberships and Professional Distinctions

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Organization of Maine Nurse Executives
  • Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives
  • American Nurses Association-Maine
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science-Eastern Nurses Research Society


  • Published numerous articles and contributed a chapter in Aspen text on Patient Care Delivery Models; and chapter in On the Edge:  Nursing in the Age of Complexity.
  • Consulted across the country and in England on Patient Care Delivery Model development during the prior nursing shortage
  • Adjunct Faculty of Nursing, University of Southern Maine
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