Madelyn “Maddy” Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Patient Care Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Pearson joined BWH from the Mount Sinai Health System Downtown Campus in New York where she served as regional senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer. There, she was instrumental in efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and improve quality and patient safety. Prior to Mount Sinai, Pearson was the senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, a 352-bed community and teaching hospital in New Jersey. With her leadership, the hospital sustained Magnet status.
Pearson has served as a program appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program for more than a decade.
Pearson earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, her master’s in Nursing Administration from New York University, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Rutgers State University. She is also pursuing a doctorate at Rutgers and is certified as a nursing executive advanced.
The Nurse Executive Board (NEB) is made up of associate chief nurses and executive directors who provide leadership in specific clinical areas or who have department-wide responsibilities. As executive nurse leaders, the NEB partners with nurses in all roles to co-create caring and inclusive environments that support healing, the development of excellent nursing practice and a strong sense of advocacy for a fair and just culture in day-to-day operations. The NEB is led by:
Executive Director – Clinical Effectiveness
Dr. Ahmed leads nursing education, practice and professional development; quality measurement and improvement; and clinical information systems, as well as the Psychiatric Nursing Resource Service and Wound, Ostomy Consult Service. She previously served as director of Ambulatory Nursing, overseeing nursing across the distributed ambulatory enterprise. An experienced clinician and leader, Dr. Ahmed joined the Brigham as a nurse practitioner in the Division of Plastic Surgery and was actively involved in the hospital’s care redesign initiatives.
Executive Director of Business Operations, BWH Patient Care Services and Nursing
Mr. Buckley oversees the business and operational aspects of Patient Care Services, Nursing and non-clinical administration. He supports department leaders in ensuring the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and efficient care and services for patients and their loved ones. Prior to joining the Brigham, Mr. Buckley held positions including director of nursing administration at Tufts New England Medical Center and systems manager at Wang Laboratories. He was recognized for his outstanding leadership with the Brigham’s Thomson Compassionate Care Leadership Award.
Associate Chief Nursing Officer – Oncology/Medicine
Ms. Fillipon has worked at the Brigham for her entire career, beginning as a student on Tower 5B Oncology. She previously worked as a nursing director and nurse educator for Oncology. She is among a multidisciplinary group leading the development of the inpatient CAR T Cell Therapy Program. Ms. Fillipon received the Mary Fay Enrichment Award for her work to improve the delivery of palliative care and a Nursing Spectrum award for clinical practice.
Associate Chief Nursing Officer – Women’s and Newborn Health
Dr. Gregory oversees antepartum; labor and delivery; midwifery; postpartum; neonatal intensive care; special care and well-baby nursery; lactation support; and the obstetric nursing float pool. She is also a nurse scientist and research faculty member in the Department of Newborn Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on the human microbiome, specifically the intestinal microbiome of preterm infants. Dr. Gregory is the editor of the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.
Associate Chief Nursing Officer – Emergency Medicine and Float Pool
In addition to leading Emergency Department and Float Pool nursing, Ms. Gorman also plays a critical role in the hospital’s response to emergent internal and external events. She has been instrumental in planning for the Emergency Department expansion and hospital-wide patient throughput initiatives. Her knowledge in these areas is steeped in more than 30 years of experience. Prior to joining the Brigham, she was a nursing director at Boston Medical Center, where she oversaw patient flow throughout the hospital.
Executive Director – Ambulatory Nursing
Ms. Medina oversees nursing clinical practice throughout the hospital’s ambulatory sites, supporting nurses in providing exceptional patient care and ensuring quality of work-life. In her prior role as director of Ambulatory Nursing: Transplant Administration and the Heart & Vascular Center, she was responsible for clinical operations and programmatic oversight of the hospital’s organ transplant operations, ambulatory care clinics, the mechanical circulatory and advanced heart failure programs and the Lung Center.
Associate Chief Nurse of Peri-Procedural Areas
Dr. Morrissey is responsible for nursing practice and patient care in Perioperative Services, the Cardiovascular Diagnostic Interventional Center, Interventional Radiology, the Pain Clinic, Endoscopy and Ambulatory Day Surgery at multiple Brigham sites, leading staff who care for more than 62,000 patients annually. Prior to joining the Brigham, she was director of Nursing for the Operating Rooms at Massachusetts General Hospital, preceded by a decade at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a perioperative nurse, director for nursing in Perioperative Services and business director.
Administrative Director – Patient Care Services Program Initiatives
Ms. Nee is responsible for the overall non-clinical administration and operational components of programs within Nursing and Patient Care Services. She serves as the department lead, overseeing several committees and reporting processes related to institutional and departmental accreditation and recognition, professional staff concerns, nursing contract issues and workplace satisfaction initiatives. Ms. Nee has extensive administrative and project management experience, having previously served as a senior project manager for Human Resources and business manager in the Center for Nursing Excellence.
Associate Chief Nurse – Critical Care, Cardiovascular and Surgical Services
Dr. Reilly leads nursing practice and patient care in the Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Surgical Acute and Critical Care areas. She previously served as nurse director of cardiovascular units on Shapiro 9/10 and 9 East. Her extensive leadership experience includes participating in the planning and opening of the hospital’s Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. In addition, she has led nursing teams that achieved prestigious awards, including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Silver Beacon Award. Dr. Reilly’s research has explored the effect of reflective practice on the nursing practice environment.
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