Barbara Jacobs, RN, joined Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) as chief nursing officer (CNO). In this position, Jacobs will oversee the next strategic nursing plan and lead patient care and wellbeing initiatives. Jacobs succeeds Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN, who will continue as chief operating officer for AAMC.
With almost 40 years of nursing experience, Jacobs joins AAMC from Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, where she served as CNO since 2010. Prior to her time at Suburban, Jacobs was the director of critical care at George Washington University Hospital.
“AAMC is known as a regional leader in providing excellent care,” says Jacobs. “I’m thrilled to join an organization with such a stellar reputation and am excited to work with leaders and staff as we continue to grow.”
Jacobs is the president of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives and serves on the Cardiothoracic Critical Care Advisory Board (FACTS-CARE). She is certified in gerontological and critical care nursing and earned her master’s degree from George Washington University.