This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture. Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.
Meghan Speiser, 37
Clinical Specialist, Labor and Delivery
Frederick Health Hospital
400W 7th Street, Frederick
Meghan started at Frederick Health Hospital as a graduate nurse in Labor and Delivery. She has progressed through several roles to her current position as the Clinical Specialist in Labor and Delivery, where she clinically supervises 60 individuals. Meghan has helped countless women celebrate the birth of a child while also being able to help others grieve a loss, continuing the Perinatal Loss Remembrance day for those families every October.
Who was the biggest Influence in your life?
The person who has influenced me the most in how I approach work is my high school track coach, John Grim. He taught me leadership skills – teamwork, determination, trust - that have helped me grow throughout my life and career.
What has been your greatest professional accomplishment?
My greatest professional accomplishment is reaching where I am today in my Nursing career while completing my Master's in Nursing Education.
Name one award you are most proud to have received.
In 2019 I received, Fredericks Best of the Best in Nursing. I don't think I am the best, I show up wanting to make a difference in peoples lives and do the best I can to create the best outcomes with my team.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success and why?
Being open-minded and receptive to feedback from peers is the key to success, you may not always see eye to eye, but at the end of the day everyone wants the same outcome when it comes to patient safety.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I hope to remain in my current position at Frederick Health Hospital