Nancy Gaden, DNP, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Boston Medical Center, discusses Ballot Question 1 regarding rigid nurse staffing ratios and how this would have devastating impacts to BMC and our nurses, as well as significant ramifications statewide including decreased access for patients, increased costs, and nursing shortages.
Nancy Gaden joined BMC in early 2014. Nancy comes to BMC from Hallmark Health System, where she served as System Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, she was a key member of Hallmark's executive team and directly oversaw patient care services. Under her leadership, Hallmark Health received Magnet Designation from the ANCC. Prior to her tenure at Hallmark, Nancy served in senior Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer roles at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, South Shore Hospital and Milton Hospital. She received her BS from the University of Rochester, her MS from Boston College and graduated with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Regis College.