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VA Maryland Health Care System


VA Maryland Health Care System Names New Chief Nurse Executive

Sheila Bryson-Eckroade, R.N., B.S.B., M.ED., NEA-BC, has been appointed as the chief nurse executive for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System.  .

As the chief nurse executive, Bryson-Eckroade is responsible for the provision, coordination and supervision of nursing services within the VA Maryland Health Care System, a multi-facility system providing acute, sub-acute, mental health, and long term care services. Bryson-Eckroade is an integral member of the health care system’s management team and works collaboratively with administrators to plan and deliver quality and safe patient care.

“I’m very happy to join the VA Maryland Health Care System team,” said Bryson-Eckroade.  “It’s a privilege to become the professional lead for the nurses here and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with them and further improve the quality of care for our Veteran patients.”      

Bryson-Eckroade has more than 33 years of experience in the health care field, working at both community and investor-owned health systems. She has experience in nursing administration, education, patient safety and risk management.

A native of Greensboro, N.C., Bryson-Eckroade earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina.

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