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Debra Harrison, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Debra Harrison is a MEDI Coach who served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Mayo Clinic in Florida for ten years. Her years of experience in nursing and hospital leadership give her a unique perspective of the challenges those leaders face. She routinely gives presentations on Transformational Leadership and Organizational Change. Working with MEDI provides an opportunity to team with expert coaches while bringing her nursing leadership experience.


Experience At A Glance:

  • Over 40 years of experience in healthcare delivery and leadership

  • 10 years of experience as a Chief Nursing Officer

  • National, International, and Regional conference presenter on transformational leadership, quality, value-based care, and communication topics.

  • Currently an adjunct professor for the Doctoral of Nursing Practice Program and Health Administration program at the University of North Florida

  • Expertise in working with multi-disciplinary teams, physician-nurse-administrative partnerships (dyads and triads), succession planning, nursing administration

  • Assistant Professor at Mayo Medical School

Publications & Presentations:

  • Author of 3 chapters in Essentials of Strategic Planning in Healthcare, 2nd edition, 2016 (Print ISBN: 9781567937923, 15679379260)

  • Article on Value-Based Care (in press)

  • Articles related to nursing and clinical topics such as Nurse Residency Program, Safe Patient Handling, Intercessory Prayer

  • Multiple presentations on a variety of topics

What Surprises Deb: How similar the issues and challenges are for all leaders in the healthcare industry, regardless of discipline or geographic location

What Inspires Deb: Seeing others discover their strengths and succeed in finding a fulfilling career.

How Deb Stays Current on Industry Trends: By teaching in the DNP and Health Administration programs, attending educational sessions and reading current professional journal articles.

How Deb Stays Current in the Field of Leadership: Networking with healthcare leaders through professional organizations, reading everything I can on transformational leadership and future trends.

E-Mail: dharrison@medi-leadership.org
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