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Suburban Community Hospital Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer, Mary Frances Stapleton, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC

East Norriton, PA (March 26, 2024) —Suburban Community Hospital announced today the appointment of Mary Frances Stapleton, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, an experienced healthcare administrator as its new chief nursing officer.

Mary Frances has more than 25 years of nursing experience, with a focus on emergency, critical care, behavioral health, and medical-surgical areas. Mary Frances joins Suburban Community Hospital from AtlantiCare in New Jersey, where she held several leadership roles, including Assistant Vice President of Nursing at both AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus and City Campus; Clinical Director of Critical Care, Emergency Services, Acute and Chronic Dialysis Units, and Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department. Prior to that, she held positions at Temple University Health System and Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

“It is an honor to join an organization that is mission focused on quality care and exceptional patient experience for our communities,” said Stapleton. “My vision is to empower our nursing staff to deliver compassionate, high-quality care that exceeds expectations. Together, we will continue to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement, ensuring that every patient receives the best possible outcomes.”

Mary Frances earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Neumann College; a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Drexel University; and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree from Drexel University.

“We welcome Mary Frances to Suburban Community Hospital,” said Michael Motte, CEO of Suburban Community Hospital. “With over two decades of experience in nursing, her leadership skills and management experience are an asset to our team. We look forward to working with her.”

She is a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and Emergency Nurses Association. She is a Lean Sigma Six Green Belt, Board Certified Nurse Executive and Certified Emergency Nurse.


About Suburban Community Hospital – Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted, and injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 44 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit