Vice President, Nursing Excellence
Bonnie Glica, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC is vice president, Nursing Excellence for MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She is responsible for budgeting for the Department of Nursing and oversees quality, safety and education for the Hospital Center’s 2,400 nurses and affiliated nursing staff. Additional responsibilities include resource management, scheduling, regulatory compliance and nursing practice.
Glica came to the Hospital Center in 2017 from Buffalo, New York, where she worked as director of Quality and Safety for Sisters of Charity Hospital and, before that, director of Quality Management at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. In these roles, she oversaw regulatory compliance and surveys, and the development of quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient care. Glica also spent eight years as the senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Erie County Medical Center, a 480-bed regional acute care facility with a Level I Trauma Center and Emergency, Acute Care, Surgical, Outpatient and Behavioral services. Glica was responsible for operating and capital budgets for both the Department of Nursing and Respiratory Care Services. She earned several grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, including selection in Cohort I for Transformation of Care at the Bedside, an initiative that focused on nurse engagement and clinical outcomes, and Equity Quality Improvement Collaborative (EQIC), which targeted improving the quality of care delivered to patients with acute myocardial infarction and heart failure while reducing racial and ethnic disparities. Glica led transformational efforts which secured top rankings for adult trauma survival rates in New York State, and created one of Western New York’s first Nursing Dedicated Education Units.
Glica earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Syracuse University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Columbia University. She has served as an adjunct professor at the State University at Buffalo and New York University. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.