Chambersburg, Pa. (March 18, 2020) – A local nursing leader and advocate for children with Autism has been named Chief Nursing Officer for WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital and WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital.
Elyse Fisler, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has served as the Vice President of Patient Services with Summit Health since April 2013 and formerly held the position of Director of Patient Services and Clinical Manager.
Fisler has a BSN is from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MSN from the Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis in Community Health Administration. She is a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leaders and holds her certification in Nurse Executive, Advanced from the ANCC.
“I am consistently inspired by the nursing excellence at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital and WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital,” Fisler said. “I’m thrilled and honored to be working with and leading such a compassionate and skilled group of nurses. Their impact on our patients and our community is immeasurable, and I look forward to guiding that important work into the future.”
“Elyse has worked hard to improve patient safety within our facilities and to promote inclusion and awareness of Autism in our community,” said Sherri Stahl, Senior Vice President for Hospital Service. “She has proven herself to be an excellent leader and advocate for our nursing staff and students.”
Stahl, who held CNO role, was recently named to an expanded role within the health system, where she will lead a team of senior WellSpan leaders in Adams and Franklin counties in the operations and continued enhancement of services at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Health and Surgery Center in Hanover. Stahl will work directly with Fisler to transition the CNO responsibilities.
In addition to her leadership within the health system, Fisler has done extensive work in the areas of educating the community and families about autism as well as the skills and strategies for successfully raising a child on the autism spectrum. Fisler is the founder and coordinator for the Autism Mother to Mother Luncheon, an annual event held in Chambersburg for mothers of children impacted by autism.