TidalHealth announces new chief nursing executive

By Tim Mastro
Posted 3/21/23

Angela Brittingham has been named TidalHealth’s next chief nursing executive, the health system announced this week.

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TidalHealth announces new chief nursing executive


SALISBURY, Md. — Angela Brittingham has been named TidalHealth’s next chief nursing executive, the health system announced this week.

She was selected after a national search following the departure of Dr. Sarah Arnett last year.

Ms. Brittingham will lead the professional practice of nursing across TidalHealth, including at the Salisbury hospital; at the 99-bed TidalHealth Nanticoke hospital in Seaford, Delaware; and at Chesapeake Cove Assisted Living and Alice B. Tawes Nursing & Rehabilitation, both in Crisfield.

She began her career at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in 2000 as a certified nursing assistant on the Mother/Baby Unit and transitions to the Executive Team from her most recent position as senior director of emergency and trauma services.

Previously, she served as the director of emergency and trauma services, as the clinical manager of pediatrics, as an emergency charge nurse/supervisor and as a staff nurse on both the Mother/Baby Unit and in Emergency & Trauma.

“Angie brings a vision for nursing excellence, both from the patient experience, as well as the nurse/care team experience,” said Dr. Steve Leonard, president and CEO of TidalHealth. “She is frequently complimented by her employees for her exceptional communication and clinical skills and her overall leadership qualities.

“We look forward to the continued growth and development of our nursing care team with Angie as our CNE and also thank Dr. Kathryn Fiddler, who has done an exceptional job leading patient care services on an interim basis for the past year.”

Ms. Brittingham is a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate with an anticipated graduation in December from The University of Alabama. She holds a Master of Science degree in nursing from Capella University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain University.

She is the recipient of numerous certifications and affiliations, including from the Emergency Nurses Association and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. She also is a certified professional in health care quality and has an advanced certification as a nurse executive.

Additionally, her doctoral project was recently accepted to be presented at the Emergency Nurses Association’s national conference in September.

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