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Tufts Medical Center chooses new chief nursing officer

Monday January 13, 2014
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Tufts Medical Center, Boston, has named Terry Hudson-Jinks, RN, MSN, as its CNO.

She served as interim CNO for six months.

“Terry has a great passion for working with patient care leaders and staff to propel Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children forward,” Michael Wagner, MD, interim president and CEO of Tufts, said in a news release. “She is deeply respected by our staff and physicians for her insight, creativity and deep understanding of this institution, its nurses and other caregivers. Throughout her career, Terry has discovered and implemented new ways to make patient care better, and I could not be more pleased that she has accepted this role.”

Hudson-Jinks began her career at Tufts Medical Center 28 years ago. She spent 10 years as a staff nurse, largely in the surgical ICU, where she cared for the most critically ill patients. She later became a nurse manager, with oversight of multiple critical care units.

In 2007, she was named clinical director of nursing, with responsibility for all adult medical and surgical units throughout the hospital. Hudson-Jinks led the creation of the medical center’s Admissions, Discharge and Transfer Center, establishing a single point of entry for admitted and transferred patients that helped eliminate the need for ED diversions.

In her most recent role as vice president of patient care services, she was the nurse executive of the CardioVascular Center. She spearheaded a successful Joint Commission reaccreditation survey, implemented changes which improved the medical center’s quality and patient satisfaction scores and oversaw the creation of a Neuroscience Center to provide specialized treatment for patients with neurological disorders and injuries.

“I am honored and energized to take on this role at an exciting time for our medical center and at a time of great transformation in healthcare,” Hudson-Jinks said in the release. “I look forward to continuing to work with our dedicated nurses, physicians and all staff to drive improvements in how we care for our patients.”

Hudson-Jinks earned bachelors’ degrees in nursing and biology from Simmons College, Boston, and an MSN, summa cum laude, with a concentration in nursing administration, from Salem State University, Salem, Mass.

She attended the College of Management Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.


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