The Deborah Carey Johnson, RN Endowment Fund
The Deborah Carey Johnson, RN Endowment Fund was funded within EMHS Foundation (dba EMMC Foundation) in 2017 to honor Deborah Carey Johnson’s dedication to Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), EMHS, and patients throughout the region. The fund was established with gifts from the EMHS Foundation Board of Directors, family, friends, and colleagues to honor Deborah’s professional commitment to healthcare and her 43 years of service to EMMC.
Deborah Carey Johnson began working at EMMC in 1974 as a staff nurse in the critical care unit. She then went on to become the department head nurse in critical care, the assistant administrator of nursing, the administrator for specialty centers, the executive vice president and chief operating officer, EMMC president and chief executive officer, and EMHS executive vice president.
Throughout her career, Debbie never lost sight of her nursing roots. Her commitment to provide exceptional, compassionate care for each patient remained her guiding light as she skillfully led the region’s most comprehensive care provider and largest employer.
Debbie graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of the State of New York and a master’s degree in business from Husson University. She is a member of several professional and civic organizations and has served on the boards of numerous community organizations.
The purpose of The Deborah Carey Johnson, RN Endowment Fund is to support the education of future nursing professionals, by specifically providing scholarship funding to current EMMC employees or the dependents of current EMMC employees who are actively enrolled in a college nursing program. All reasonable effort shall be made by EMHS Foundation to ensure funding preference.
The Deborah Carey Johnson, RN Endowment Fund will be held and managed by EMHS Foundation. The principal of the fund, including appreciation and depreciation, will be invested and reinvested. All income of the fund shall be credited to this endowment when recognized. Only income from the fund will be expended for its purposes consistent with the spending policies of EMHS Foundation.