Bethesda Hospital East

Nursing at Bethesda

A Message from our Chief Nursing Officer


Dear Nurses,

Bethesda Health is truly a special place and a hidden gem within our community.  We are a growing and thriving hospital system while fostering a family atmosphere.  Our nursing staff works together as one family creating a team spirit. It is a privilege to represent our nursing staff at Bethesda Hospital East and West and be their Chief Nurse.

Our Nurse Leaders have established strategies to support the practice of nursing and the delivery of patient care.  Our strategies include:

  Shared Governance Council

  Nursing Recruitment / Retention Council

  Clinical Informatics Council

  Education / Competency

  Employee / Patient / Physician Satisfaction

  Leadership Development

These strategies support our goal to create the best work environment, clinical excellence and the delivery of superior patient care in a compassionate manner.

Bethesda’s dynamic Nursing Leadership Team is committed to our nurses and patients.  We are focused on creating career and professional growth opportunities for our nurses.  We endeavor to continually improve the nurse work environment where nurses gain control over their own practice and extend influence into nursing administrative decisions.

Join Bethesda Health and be a part of creating a better tomorrow for our nursing staff and community!


Very Truly Yours,


Geralyn Lunsford, RN, BSN, MHM
Administrator Bethesda Hospital West
Vice President Patient Services/CNO