Sara Groff, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC, is the Senior Nursing Director for Oncology and Surgical Services. Her responsibilities include oversight over nursing operations and clinical practice of all inpatient surgical and oncology specialty nursing units, IV therapy, and partnering with our dialysis services team.

Groff has been with MedStar Washington Hospital Center for more than nine years, serving as a frontline clinical nurse, unit-based leader in Medical-Surgical nursing, and, most recently, as the Nursing Professional Practice Program Specialist in Nursing Professional Development. In that role, Groff identified opportunities for ongoing leader and staff development and for enhancing the nurse practice environment. Groff led the Hospital Center to becoming the first acute care hospital in Washington, D.C. to achieve the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Pathway to Excellence® designation in 2017. In addition, she served as the collaborative governance facilitator for the Professional Development Council and is a member of the healthcare equality task force.

Groff earned her MSN in Innovative Nursing Practice in 2018 from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, the Mennonite Health Fellowship, and the Association for Nursing Professional Development. Sara received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing with a focus in conflict studies from Goshen College in 2009.