Stephan McDonald, MSN, RN, has joined Christiana Care as vice president of Emergency Services, Acute Care.
In this role, McDonald serves as a senior nursing leader, responsible for the delivery of safe, high-quality, patient-centered care in Christiana Care’s Emergency departments.
McDonald has more than 10 years of progressive leadership experience spanning emergency services and acute inpatient medical services. He most recently served as director of Emergency Services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, where he and his team received the Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association.
The award recognizes the accomplishments of engaged, dedicated frontline caregivers driving quality initiatives for positive patient outcomes. McDonald also led a comprehensive redesign of Jefferson’s emergency department to improve clinical operations and patient experience that resulted in marked improvements in patient throughput and safety.
He has presented at national conferences on Lean principles in emergency services and held key positions with the Emergency Nurses Association and the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence.
McDonald earned his bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and holds a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Health Systems Management from Drexel University.
He reports to Catherine Shull Fernald, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer, Acute Care.