For Immediate Release:

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Names Debra Morton Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Baltimore, MD – After serving as interim vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer (CNO) at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore since October 2020, Debra Morton has taken on the roles permanently. She was offered the positions following an extended national search and a thorough vetting process by a multidisciplinary committee that included physicians, nurses and administrators. Debra Morton headshot

“We are thrilled to have Debra Morton as our chief nursing officer at Sinai Hospital,” says Daniel Blum, president of Sinai Hospital and Grace Medical Center, and senior vice president at LifeBridge Health. “Deb brings deep expertise and experience as a nursing leader and a strong enthusiasm and passion for patient care. She is also an advocate for our nurses and our patients.”

Morton is a highly accomplished nurse executive with 30 years of acute care experience in hospital operations, strategic planning, staff empowerment, labor relations and quality management. She has worked with several large health care systems as a nursing executive/chief nursing officer, including Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health and Community Health Systems. 

Morton started her nursing career as an LPN after graduating from Danville Practical School of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and a Master of Art in Leadership from Bellevue University. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of San Francisco.

Morton received her certification in Health Care Finance for Nurse Executives from the American Organization of Nurse Leadership, is a certified HeartMath trainer and obtained her certification as a Caritas Coach from the Watson Caring Science Institute. 

About Sinai Hospital:  Sinai Hospital of Baltimore is a 500-bed medical complex located in northwest Baltimore. Sinai Hospital is Maryland’s largest community hospital and third largest teaching hospital. Founded in 1866 as the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum, Sinai Hospital is a nonprofit health care organization with a mission of providing high-quality, compassionate patient care. Medical specialties include cardiology, orthopedics, neurology and pediatrics. 

Sinai Hospital is part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health also includes Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Grace Medical Center and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit

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Sharon Boston