June 19, 2013
Donna Hitchens, MSN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Nanticoke Physician Network, Western Sussex Family Medicine

Nanticoke Health Services welcomes Nurse Practitioner, Donna Hitchens, MSN, FNP-C to the Nanticoke Physician Network and joins Dr. Joseph Kim and Western Sussex Family Medicine at 116 East Front Street, Suite C in Laurel.

Ms. Hitchens received her Master of Science in Nursing and Post Master’s Certificate of Family Nurse Practitioner from Wilmington University, Georgetown DE. She has worked at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for 25 year in various areas including the Medical-Surgical Unit and the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit as an RN and most recently as a Corporate/ Clinical Educator.  Ms. Hitchens currently serves on the Ethics and Stroke Committees at Nanticoke Health Services.   She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Nanticoke Health Services features Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, an award winning, full-service community hospital, and the Nanticoke Physician Network, with offices located throughout Sussex County.  Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is ranked number one in Delaware and among the top 5% in the nation for Critical Care for 2012 and 2013 by HealthGrades®.  Nanticoke holds a Level III trauma status, has a comprehensive cancer care program, and includes an expanding interventional cardiology program.  Nanticoke is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 120 active and community affiliate physicians.  Nanticoke has been named one of the Best 100 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review for 2011 and 2012. For more information, go to