UMMC Midtown's Marie Vasbinder honored among “Maryland's Top 100 Women” by the Daily Record

For immediate release: May 06, 2014

BALTIMORE – Marie Vasbinder, R.N., J.D., M.B.A., N.E.A.-B.C., C.H.C., vice president and chief nursing officer, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus (UMMC Midtown Campus), has been named to The Daily Record's list of "Maryland's Top 100 Women" for 2014. Marie was selected by an outside panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment, community involvement and mentoring. The award was presented at a reception on Monday, May 5, at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

"Marie exemplifies exceptional nursing leadership every day, and demonstrates a commitment to excellence that inspires all of us to provide the best care for our patients," says Jeffrey A. Rivest, president and chief executive officer of both UMMC's Midtown and University Campuses. "Her list of accomplishments and expertise is impressive and inspiring to all of us across the University of Maryland Medical Center organization." Marie began her career in nursing in 1981, and has been at UMMC Midtown (formerly Maryland General Hospital) since 2009. She has held both clinical and administrative positions in critical care nursing for over 20 years. She is board-certified as an Advanced Nurse Executive and is also nationally certified in healthcare compliance. In addition to her nursing expertise, Marie holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2006. She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore.

"We are pleased that the broader community echoes the high esteem we hold for Marie," said Brian G. Bailey, senior vice president and executive director of the UMMC Midtown Campus. "It's a privilege to have Marie on our team to continue our legacy of helping to keep our community healthy."

The Daily Record began Maryland's Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievement by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. A panel of judges comprised of business professionals and past Maryland's Top 100 Women winners from throughout Maryland reviewed the applications and selected this year's honorees.

"Through Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Daily Record recognizes 100 amazing leaders for stellar achievements in their careers, for their exemplary citizenship and for encouraging and shaping the lives of a younger generation through mentoring," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "These women share an amazing talent for balancing many facets of their lives. And we're pretty certain they mastered what we all desire — the ability to get 25 hours of daily work done in an allotted 24."

About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospitals in Baltimore: an 800-bed teaching hospital -- the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – and a 200-bed community teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, diabetes and endocrinology, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the flagship hospital are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At UMMC Midtown Campus, faculty physicians work alongside community physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care. UMMC Midtown Campus was founded in 1881 and is located a mile away from the University Campus hospital.