Richard G. Cuming, Ed.D., MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named ChristianaCare’s chief operating officer (COO).
Cuming has been serving as interim COO since the beginning of this calendar year. He joined ChristianaCare in 2016 as the system’s first chief nurse executive.
In his role as COO, Cuming oversees the delivery of efficient and fiscally responsible system operations. He also works with other leaders to ensure high quality and safe patient care.
“Ric has been an invaluable asset to ChristianaCare over the past seven years, especially in navigating the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic” said Janice Nevin, M.D., MPH, ChristianaCare president and chief executive officer.
“As leader of our extraordinary, Magnet®-designated nursing staff and president of ChristianaCare HomeHealth, he has improved the lives of patients and caregivers alike. I look forward to him flourishing in this new role.”
Prior to coming to ChristianaCare, Cuming oversaw the operations and strategic direction of nursing services, perioperative and emergency services at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, MossRehab, Einstein Center One and Willowcrest, a skilled nursing center. Ric also previously worked at Jackson Health System in Miami, Florida, as senior vice president and chief nursing executive, and he served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Jackson South Community Hospital.
Cuming serves on the board of directors of the DAISY Foundation and the board of trustees of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses Foundation. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and is an alumnus of both the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship Program and the Wharton School of Business General Management Program.
Cuming earned his diploma of collegial studies in nursing at John Abbott College in Montreal, his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa, his Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Miami and his doctorate in Adult Education and Human Resource Development with a minor in Advanced Nursing Administration from Florida International University.