Danika Medina

Danika Medina, MPA/HCA, RN, FACHE, NE-BC, CCTC, was named executive director of Ambulatory Nursing on April 1. She oversees nursing clinical practice, personnel management and financial performance across all Ambulatory sites, supporting BWH in providing exceptional patient care while ensuring quality of work-life and the promotion of positive fiscal outcomes.

Medina previously served as director of Ambulatory Nursing: Transplant Administration in the Heart & Vascular Center, a position she assumed in 2014. In this role, she was accountable for clinical operations and programmatic oversight of the hospital’s solid organ transplant operations, the ambulatory care clinics, the mechanical circulatory and advanced heart failure programs and the Lung Center.

In a message to Nursing staff announcing Medina’s promotion, Maddy Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and senior vice president for Patient Care Services, and William Johnston, MPA, chief operating officer and treasurer of Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization and senior vice president for Ambulatory Services, said they look forward to Medina applying her impressive abilities and experience in this new role.

“Danika is a trusted nurse leader, mentor and coach, with a commitment to defining the role of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses,” Pearson and Johnston wrote.

Prior to joining the Brigham, Medina worked at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where she established all clinical and business operations for the hospital’s new advanced heart failure, heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support programs. She also formerly served as manager and thoracic transplant coordinator at Houston Methodist.

Medina earned a master’s in public administration and health care administration from the University of Texas and her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Houston. She is currently a master’s candidate in business administration at Babson College in Wellesley.