The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network has announced that Teresita
(Tess) Medina, MAS, BSN, RN-BC will assume the role of Chief Nursing Officer
for the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center. Previously, she served
as administrative director of Behavioral Health Services at Monmouth Medical Center.
In addition to her new role at the Behavioral Health Center, Medina will
provide nursing leadership and support to the Barnabas Health Behavioral
Health Network and continue to support the Behavioral Health Services
at Monmouth Medical Center as needed during recruitment of her successor
and her transition.
Medina has more than 30 years of nursing experience and 14 years of combined
nursing leadership experience with RWJBarnabas Health. During her tenure
with the system, she has held the positions of nurse manager of Adult
Voluntary Behavioral Health Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, director
of Behavioral Health Services at Clara Maass Medical Center and administrative
director of Behavioral Health Services at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Medina is also is a faculty professor for the School of Healthcare at
Berkeley College in Clifton, New Jersey.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Jude College in
Manila, Philippines and a Master in Administrative Science from Fairleigh
Dickinson University in Teaneck. She holds a certification as a Psychiatric
and Mental Health Nurse from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
(ANCC) and is a member of the Philippine Nurse Association, NJ Psychiatric
Nursing Association and the Sigma Theta Tau – Lambda Delta Chapter
(International Honor Society of Nursing). She is also an active member
of the marketing committee for the NJ Organization of Nurse Leaders.
About Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center offers an extensive array
of high-quality, clinically-focused programs. These programs include a
100-bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive
outpatient programs for adults and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric
and dual disorders. At the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, the
multidisciplinary staff includes experienced professionals in nearly every
facet of behavioral health care. This allows the provision of truly customized
and highly specialized treatment tracks. For more information on programs
and services or to make a referral, call the 24/7 Access Center at 800-300-0628.