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Deborah C. Holson, RN, MSN, CPN, NE-BC
Chief Operating Officer, The HSC Pediatric Center
As Chief Operating Officer, Deborah Holson provides leadership and oversight for both inpatient and outpatient care organization, professional services, support services and management of The HSC Pediatric Center.
She partners with the Chief Medical Officer on a full range of clinical, operational and strategic issues and is responsible for all physician, nursing and support staff, representing a variety of highly specialized pediatric services. In addition to overseeing clinical performance and physician management, she is responsible for working with partners to execute The Pediatric Center’s mission.
Debbie joined The HSC Pediatric Center in 1993 as a staff nurse, gradually focusing on the management of care services to enhance practices from a system level. She became vice president of patient care services in 2006 and was appointed chief operating officer in 2015. Prior to coming to The HSC Pediatric Center, Debbie was a staff nurse at Greater Southeast Community Hospital, providing patient care to infants in a Level II Step-down Nursery. She also served as a staff nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s National Medical Center. She is a licensed registered nurse, a certified pediatric nurse, and a certified nurse executive. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Catholic University of America and master’s degree in nursing from Walden University with a specialization in leadership and management.