Nanticoke Health Services is proud to announce that Alina Chisenhall, RN, has been named Director of the Medical Surgical Unit (MSU) at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. In this position, Mrs. Chisenhall will oversee the daily operations of MSU to ensure that quality care is proved to each patient in a manner consistent with Nanticoke’s mission and values.
Mrs. Chisenhall has worked on the MSU for all of her 17-year career at Nanticoke. She started as a staff nurse in July 2001, was promoted to designated charge nurse in 2003, and then was selected as MSU Manager in July 2012.
Mrs. Chisenhall is a member of numerous infection prevention, quality and safety committees within the organization. She currently serves as chair of the hospital’s Falls Committee, which focuses on patient safety and discusses ideas and measures to reduce the risk of patient falls. She is also a member of the Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders and the Delmarva Oncology Nurse Interest Group.
Mrs. Chisenhall received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown and is currently working toward her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Wilmington University.
Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the Nanticoke Physician Network and the Nanticoke Health Foundation. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital was the first hospital on Delmarva to receive a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is the only hospital in Delaware and Maryland to be nationally recognized by Healthgrades with both the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and the Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Nanticoke holds a Level III Trauma Center certification, is nationally certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Services holds Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 160 health care providers practicing in 40 different specialties including the 55 providers employed within the Nanticoke Physician Network.