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Bayhealth Appoints New Chief Nurse Executive

Thursday, July 14, 2022 |
Bayhealth has named Rosemary “Rosi” Wurster, DNP, RN, MPH, NEA-BC, as its newly appointed chief nursing executive. Her first official day leading the Magnet® designated nursing team of more than 730 Bayhealth nurses is July 18, 2022.

Wurster joins Bayhealth from Tower Health’s Reading Hospital where she is currently serving as chief nursing officer. Prior to her time with Tower Health, she spent more than two decades at Main Line Health serving in various senior nursing leadership executive roles including system vice president of Nursing Operations.

Rosemary Wurster“We are truly honored that Rosi has chosen to relocate to Delaware to join the Bayhealth team,” said Bayhealth President and CEO Terry M. Murphy, FACHE. “Rosi’s deeply held commitment to patient care was felt by all of us who had the pleasure of meeting her throughout our recruitment process. She has a pragmatic, yet compassionate approach to nursing, which is a strong fit for our patient care services team as well as a good fit for the Kent and Sussex County communities we serve.”

In her new role with Bayhealth, Wurster will be responsible for setting the vision and leading the award-winning, Magnet designated nursing team at central and southern Delaware’s largest health system. She will oversee daily hospital operations, compliance with federal and state regulations, nursing practice and education, among other duties.

“I feel my career has been leading me to this moment,” Wurster said. “Magnet designated teams are among only 11 percent of hospitals nationwide. To work alongside the Bayhealth nurses and entire patient care services team to set a vision and ensure every patient receives the high-quality and personalized care they deserve, is what led me to Bayhealth. I’m so pleased to be able to serve the Bayhealth mission and the residents of central and southern Delaware.”

Wurster holds a doctor of nursing practice from Drexel University, post master’s in nursing administration from Villanova University, and master’s of public health as well as a bachelor’s of science in nursing from West Chester University.

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