Aug. 12, 2013 – Hallmark Health System (HHS), which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, is pleased to announce the addition of Nancy Bittner, PhD, CNS, RN, the organization’s new vice president of education.


In addition to leading the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, located on the LMH campus in Medford, Bittner will work closely with clinical leaders and staff for continued collaboration between the school and the rest of the system in advancing best practice and offering educational opportunities.


Bittner joins HHS from Regis College where she had been since 1991 in a variety of positions, most recently as a professor and prior to that as an associate dean. She also served as a Visiting Research Scholar at several health care organizations, an HRSA grant administrator, a critical care nurse specialist and site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (to which she was recently appointed as commissioner).


The recipient of many grants and awards, Bittner has reviewed and published extensively in the fields of nursing research and education. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from SUNY Institute of Technology and her master’s degree and PhD in nursing from the University of Rhode Island.


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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.

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