Chief Nurse & Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services
Massachusetts General Hospital
Kirby Bates Associates is honored to conduct the search for the Chief Nurse & Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services for the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a 1010-bed academic medical and Level 1 trauma center. The MGH is a Harvard affiliated teaching hospital and one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers. Having the privilege of knowing Jeanette Ives Erickson RN, DNP, FAAN and witnessing her outstanding achievements locally, nationally and internationally, we are aware that this is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic, progressive nursing executive who can maintain and build on an extraordinary legacy of nursing and patient care excellence.
The Chief Nurse and Senior Vice President for Patient Care (Chief Nurse) is accountable for assuring competent, compassionate patient care within nine disciplines: Nursing, Speech, Language & Swallowing Disorders and Reading Disabilities, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Orthotics/Prosthetics, Medical Interpreters, Social Services and Chaplaincy. Areas of accountability also include oversight of 17 programs within Patient Care Services, some of which include: Diversity Program, Haven Domestic Violence Program, Information Systems, The Institute for Patient Care (comprised of The Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient And Family Learning Center, The Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development, and The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Innovation and Nursing Research), Office of Patient Advocacy, Office of Quality and Safety, Case Management, Clinical Support Services, Disabilities Program, and Volunteer Services.
In collaboration with others, the Chief Nurse is responsible for all direct patient care across the Hospital including ambulatory, inpatient and community settings and for the administration of all programs of education, research, and clinical care. In the role for leading the discipline of nursing, the incumbent will hold the prestigious endowed Paul M. Erickson Chair in Nursing providing unique opportunities to advance the profession in clinical care, education, research and community health.
The MGH, located in the heart of Boston, is the third oldest hospital in the United States, and the original teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In 2003, the MGH became the first hospital in Massachusetts to receive Magnet designation, a distinction that continues to this day. Consistently ranked among the top hospitals in America, the MGH has been ranked as one of the top three hospitals since 2010 and for 18 of the last 25 years by US News & World Report. For 2016- 2017, MGH was the only hospital in the country to be ranked in all 16 clinical specialties.
The MGH is a leader in successfully bridging innovative science with state-of-the-art clinical medicine, conducting the largest hospital-based research program in the United States and being the top recipient of NIH research funding.