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Dedham Native Debra Kelly Joins MGH Institute of Health Professions as Academic Support Counselor

Dedham Native Debra Kelly Joins MGH Institute of Health Professions as Academic Support Counselor

BOSTON – Dedham native and current Westwood resident Debra E. Kelly, MS, RN, has joined MGH Institute of Health Professions as an Academic Support Counselor in the School of Nursing.

Kelly began her 17-year nursing career working with pediatric patients at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Perkins School for the Blind. Prior to joining the Institute, she was a nurse manager for Health Services at Perkins, and is currently a nursing supervisor at Norwood Hospital. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at Quincy College and Simmons College.

Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Fairfield University in Connecticut, as well as a Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration and Business Management from Regis College.

MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is the only degree-granting affiliate of the renowned Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing compre­hensive models of health professions education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of communication sciences and disorders, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health professions education, and rehabilitation sciences through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. Close to 1,300 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The MGH Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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