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Director of Crescenz Medical Center Delivers Keynote Address

Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019


RADM Karen Flaherty-Oxler USN (ret.) will the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day ceremony at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Monday, Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. In addition, the Philly Pops Festival Brass will perform from 11:30 a.m. until the start of the ceremony.
RADM Flaherty-Oxler, MSN, RN, is the Medical Center Director of the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center. She spent more than two years as the deputy surgeon general and deputy chief for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in the United States Navy. Prior to that role she also served as the associate director for patient and nursing services at the Crescenz VAMC for about six years.
She served as the senior vice president, chief nurse, and patient experience executive of the Atlantic Health System in Morristown, New Jersey, from 2016 through 2018. Prior to that role, she spent several years in various progressive positions at the Lancaster General Health System in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
She received a master’s degree in nursing administration and a certificate of administration from the University of Pennsylvania.
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