Melissa A. Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, FAAN
Melissa Fitzpatrick has held a variety of nursing and healthcare leadership roles including Vice President of Critical Care and Cardiac Services at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Senior Associate Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse Executive at Duke University Medical Center. Melissa also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Nursing Management Journal
and then as the Chief Healthcare Strategist at the SAS Institute. Most recently, Melissa served as the Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Hill-Rom.
Melissa earned her BSN at Gwynedd-Mercy College and her MSN at the University of Pennsylvania where she was the Distinguished Leadership Alumna of the year in 2010. She is a nationally and internationally recognized consultant, speaker and author on clinical and leadership issues in healthcare, with many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters to her credit. She is a highly sought-after motivational speaker who has delivered hundreds of national keynote addresses to a variety of nursing and healthcare audiences. Melissa is a past President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 1997.
Melissa is actively engaged as an officer, task force leader and member of many national nursing and healthcare organizations and Boards and serves our profession and industry at the highest level with integrity and passion.