Debbie Richards, BS, RN

Debbie Richards, BS, RN, is the associate vice president of Patient Care Services, Cardiology. Debbie has been a nurse for more than 39 years, starting at Eastern Maine Medical Center as a nursing tech.
Debbie became a registered nurse, working in the Intensive Care Unit and Imaging, at Eastern Maine Medical Center after graduating from St. Mary's School of Nursing. She later earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree with a healthcare management concentration from St. Joseph's College. Since then, Debbie has served as the nurse manager for the Outpatient Observation Unit, Infusion Center, and Cardiac Pre-Admission Testing. Debbie was then promoted to her current position.
For her exceptional leadership skills, Debbie has earned the Eagle Award from Eastern Maine Medical Center, and she is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau.
Debbie has happily spent her professional career at Eastern Maine Medical Center, and she has particularly enjoyed being a part of a team that works together to make a difference in patients’ lives.
"EMMC provides me the opportunity to make a difference in our patients’ lives, build programs, establish positive relationships, and work collaboratively. Our job is very difficult, so what we do every day depends on strong relationships. We have to build trusting relationships with our teams, because collectively we are more knowledgeable than individually."