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Meet Our Honoree

Spirit of Edison Community Leader Award

Deborah Mican PhD, MHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer
Capital Health
 

Deborah Mican Ph.D., MHA, BSN, RN, CNOR is the Vice President of Patient Care Services and the Chief Nursing Officer at Capital Health - Hopewell Medical Center and Capital Health Regional Medical Center. In this role, Debbie is responsible for patient care services, including adult and pediatric nursing (both inpatient and outpatient), Maternal Child Health Services, Adult and Pediatric Clinics, ICU/CCU, Emergency Departments (adult and pediatric), Observation Units, Respiratory Therapy, Mental Health, Dialysis, and escort services at the RMC campus of Capital Health.

Debbie began her career as an Intensive Care Unit Nurse.  She became interested in the operating room and quickly transitioned from an ICU nurse to an operating room nurse. Debbie has 33 years of experience that includes nursing leadership in areas such as quality assurance/quality control, compliance with Joint Commission\DNV-GL standards, health care administration, and employee relations. She joined Capital Health from Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, NY, where she was vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer.

Debbie just recently completed her PhD at Walden University in August of 2020.  Debbie’s dissertation study was “The healthcare providers perception of their ability to recognize boys as victims of human sex trafficking”. Debbie also holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA and dual bachelor’s degree in nursing and psychology from Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, PA. Debbie is also a certified operating room nurse. 

Debbie continues to focus on education for herself and others within the Capital Health family. Additionally Debbie recognized that Capital Health is committed to nursing excellence at all levels of the organization. Capital Health is dedicated to the communities we serve, and is a driving force to insure the entire nursing team continues to provide compassionate high quality patient care to meet the health care needs of the region.

Debbie is married to Dennis Mullen. She has one daughter Lydia Karnick who just completed her studies at the University of Pittsburgh Law School.