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Patient Care Services Leadership Team
Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, MS, FAANDebra Burke, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC
Associate Chief Nurse, Nursing Practice
EDUCATION
2016


1996


1986


1981

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Salem State College, Salem, MA
Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Business Administration

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Malden Hospital School of Nursing, Malden, MA
Diploma in Nursing
POST-GRADUATE TRAINING
2010


2006, 2007
Executive Leadership Program for Clinical Performance Management
The Crimson Group, Inc., Boston, MA

MGH Quality and Safety Leadership Development Program
Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2002 – Present


1991 – 2002


1986 – 1989



1981 – 1986
Associate Chief Nurse, Women and Children, Mental Health, Cancer Center and Community Health Nursing Practice

Nurse Manager, Vascular Surgery and Vascular Home Care, 27 bed in-patient unit. Specialty vascular home care program serving Greater Boston

Clinical Teacher, Surgery and Trauma Service. Assisted in the development of Registered Nurses through orientation, continuing education and role modeling of professional practice.

Staff Nurse, Thoracic Surgery, provided primary care to post surgical thoracic patients.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA
1998 – 1999


Patient Care Director (along with Nurse Manager position at MGH)
Oncology Rehabilitation Unit: Established collaborative relationship between MGH and Spaulding to ensure comprehensive and seamless treatment of patients.Stabilized unit developing practice model and decreasing turnover.
Boston Red Sox, Boston, MA
1975 – 1984
Clinical Nurse, Respond to and manage clinical emergencies at Fenway Park.
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
1981 – Present
Registered Nurse, Massachusetts
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2014 – Present
Adjunct Faculty, University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island
RESEARCH AND GRANT FUNDING
2016



1997



1996
Principle investigator: Characteristics of Nurse Directors that Contribute to High Registered Nurse Satisfaction Scores, 2015-16. Doctor of Nursing Practice research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Research design, "Telemedicine in Vascular Surgery: Feasibility and Impact of Digital Imaging on Outpatient Vascular Surgery Wound Management", Massachusetts General Hospital

Principal investigator: Nurses Attitudes Toward the Integration and Use of Humor Within Their Practice. (Unpublished Master's Thesis). Salem State College, Salem, MA
AWARDS & HONORS
2016



2014


2013



2010



1997 – 2015






















Nursing Research Day, Massachusetts General Hospital, Best Original Research Poster. Characteristics of Nurse Directors that Contribute to High Registered Nurse Satisfaction Scores, May

MGH Employee Disability Resource Group (EDRG), nominated for the 2014 EDRG Disability Champion Award.

“Fostering Nurse-Led Care; Professional Practice for the Bedside Leader”, 2013 recipient of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s (STTI) “Best of Book Author Award – an International award for nursing excellence.

One Hundred Award Recipient, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Award recognizes individuals or groups who have “had an indelible impact on the fight against cancer”.

Partners in Excellence Award, Massachusetts General Hospital
Numerous Awards
  • I-Pass Handovers & Transitions Team, 2015
  • Ebola Response Team, 2015
  • Primary Care Nurse Leader Council, 2015 (founded this program with Dr. Eric Weil)
  • MGH-SHC Embedded Clinician Pilot Project, 2013
  • MGH for Children Team Awards
  • Clinical Standards Working Group, 2012
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Cardiac Surgical Program, 2012
  • Outpatient Team Award: RN/LPN Scope of Practice, 2012
  • Lab Purchased Services, 2009
  • Co-chair of MGH Spaulding Transition Task Force, Exemplary Performance in the category of “Teamwork”, December, 2006
  • Substance Abuse Working Group, January 2004
  • Leadership and Innovation, MGH Magnet Team, January 2004
  • Surgical Clinical Performance Management Team, December, 2002
  • Medication Distribution Performance Improvement Team, 2001
  • Innovation in Health Care Delivery, MGH Vascular Home Care Program, 1997
2002


2001


1998


1997



1981
"Making a Difference Grant", awarded to Surgical Clinical Performance Management Team, Development of a Patient Education Curriculum

"Making a Difference Grant", awarded to Surgical Clinical Performance Management Team, Surgical Patient Discharge Video

Innovations in Clinical Programs Award, Vascular Home Care Program, Alpha Chi Chapter (Boston College), Sigma Theta Tau International

Blue Ribbon Award for Innovation and Creativity in Health Care Delivery for Unit-based Transitional Home Care Program, New England Health Care Assembly, Boston, MA,

Angela Spadafora Award, Excellence in nursing for three years, Malden Hospital School of Nursing, Malden, MA
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2015 – 2017

2015


2014

1999 – Present




Member, American Organization of Nurse Executive

Member, Organization of Nurse Leaders

Student Preceptor, Northeastern University, Regis College, University of Maine, University of Rhode Island, Masters Program

Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Co-chair MGH Autism Care Collaborative, 2013-present
  • Co-chair MGH Strategic Planning: Population Health, 2013
  • Co-chair MGH Primary Care Redesign
  • Co-chair of the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) Program. MGH is a NICHE hospital. $5000 NICHE grant
  • Executive member of Pediatric Family Advisory Council and Cancer Center Patient and Family Advisory Committee
  • Co-chair of Clinical Process Improvement (CPM) initiative
    Leading initiative for bar-coded wristbands
  • Co-chair of Partners Non-Acute Task Force, 2003 - 2014
  • Women in Management Committee member, 1999 - 2005
  • Administrative Fellowship Program, Student Preceptor
COMMUNITY SERVICE
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1999 – Present


Board Member of the Friends of the Cancer Center
Volunteer, non-profit organization that fundraises for the Cancer Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Member of Friends Fighting Breast Cancer
A Non-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Over $1 M donated to MGH from 1999 - present.
PUBLICATIONS
Inga T. Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA, Nie Bohlen, RN, MSN, Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH, Debra Burke, RN, MSN, MBA and David P. Ryan, MD Chemotherapy Errors: A Call for a Standardized Approach to Measurement and Reporting Journal of Oncology Practice, March 8, 2016

Burke, D; Gallivan, T; Tenney, D; Whitney, K. (2012) Designing the Infrastructure to Foster Nurse-Led Care at the Bedside. In Ives-Erickson, J; Jones, D; Ditomassi, M; “Fostering Nurse-Led Care; Professional Practice for the Bedside Leader”, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

D’Avolio, D., Heike, M.E., Burke, D., Gallivan, T., (November, 2011). The Plus of 65plus. Nursing Management, 32-37.

Rao, Arjun C; Burke, Debra A; Dighe, Anand S, Implementation of Bar Coded Wristbands in a Large Academic Medical Center: Impact on Point of Care Error Rates. Point of Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology. 4(3):119-122, September 2005.

Virginia A. Capasso, PhD, APRN, Debra Burke, RN, MSN, MBA, Diane B. Stanley, LPN, MA, William M. Abbott, MD (July, 2004). Unit-Based Specialty Vascular Transitional Home Care Program: An Example of Evidenced-Based Practice. Sigma Theta Tau International, Continuing Education Online. Available at: http://www.nursingsociety.org/education/ceonline.html

Capasso, VA., Burke, D., Stanley, D., Abbott, WM. "Unit-based specialty vascular transitional home care program," Clinical Column, Online Journal of Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing, October, 2001.

"Discharge of the Surgical Patient," Video on discharge planning, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2001.

Burke, D., Craigie, P., Palumbo, D., "A Guide to Common Diagnostic & Radiologic Procedures," Massachusetts General Hospital, 1990.

MEDIA CITATIONS
2005, 2007


2001

"Bay State Forum", Radio Interview with Gay Vernon, Magic 106.7. March 25, 2007 and February 13, 2005 - Interview concerning the Nursing Shortage.

Interviewed by MS/NBC Nightly News, "Health care in critical condition", March 7, 2001 (televised May, 7, 2001).
PRESENTATIONS/POSTERS
2016


2016



2011










Characteristics of Nurse Directors that Contribute to High Registered Nurse Satisfaction Scores, Poster and Oral Presentation, Massachusetts General Hospital, May, 2016.

Nursing Research Day, Massachusetts General Hospital, Best Original Research Poster. Characteristics of Nurse Directors that Contribute to High Registered Nurse Satisfaction Scores, May, 2016.

AMCCH – MGHfC Joint Symposium on Pediatric Nursing at Asan Medical Center South Korea, September 2011:
"The strategies and vision of nursing-professional practice model for nursing at MGH”.

"Magnifying the role of nursing and its scope – Describe the leadership structure and roles of inpatient nursing”.

"Nursing staff based on patient acuity”.

"Staff nurse perception of the professional practice environment”.
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2002



2001



1998


1997


1997



1996

"Enhancing Patient Identification utilizing Bar-Coded Wristbands: an MGH Clinical Performance Management (CPM) Initiative, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Poster Presentation, December 14, 2004, Orlando, Florida.

"Program Design", Patient Care Services Leadership Retreat, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, January 10, 2002, Program design of the Clinical Recognition Program.

"Vascular Home Care Program", International Nurse Visitor Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, March 4, 2001. Program for health care professionals at the University Hospital in Groningen, the Netherlands.

"Nursing Grand Rounds: Home Care by Hospital-Based Specialty Vascular Nurses", Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, April 9, 1998.

"Home Care by Hospital-Based Vascular Surgical Nurses", Society for Vascular Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, June 12, 1997.

"Vascular Home Care", Clinical & Current Issues in Home Health Care, Mid-Valley Home Health Services and Vascular Diagnostic Centers, Scranton, Pennsylvania, September 24, 1997.

"Hospital-based Home Care: Transitional Specialty Care from Hospital to Home", in "Sensitivity and Sophistication in Vascular Nursing", Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, May 21, 1996.

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