Aida Poblador-Stevens, MSN, BSN, RN

Aida Poblador-Stevens, MSN, BSN, RN, is the director of nursing for women's and children's services. Originally from The Philippines, Aida has been a nurse for more than 40 years.
Aida began her nursing career in Boston at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, and later worked at Beth Israel Hospital where she was able to enhance her professional objectives and developed clinical expertise in acute medical nursing. Aida held leadership/administrative and educator roles at Anaheim Memorial Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and the Cambridge Hospital where she started her involvement in women/children’s services.

Aida then continued to  focus in women’s and children’s health at Anna Jaques Hospital as department director, where she worked for 16 years and was instrumental in effecting changes in delivery of perinatal care model/practice and professional development of the nursing staff. By working in many hospitals across the country and primarily in New England, Aida encountered many opportunities for continued learning and further development of abilities that allowed for integration of best practices and relationships with other experts in the healthcare industry.

Other hospitals where Aida has worked as a nurse leader include Maine Medical Center, Goodall Hospital, and South Coast Hospital Group. In 2007, Aida joined B.E. Smith Interim Leadership Services for four years. This gave her opportunities to successfully improve the quality of perinatal care services and neonatal care units in large medical centers such as the Redlands Community Hospital in California, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, and University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky. Prior to joining Eastern Maine Medical Center, Aida was the patient care director of the women’s and infants services at Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston.
Aida earned her Master of Science degree in nursing administration from Boston University, and her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Philippine Christian University. She is a member of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Aida enjoys being at the director level because she can be an active member of a leadership team that strives to make Eastern Maine Medical Center the best.
"My job fits extremely well with my career goals and abilities. Two of my service areas are in the hospital’s Modernization Project. The move to the new NICU exemplified a highly successful transition that showed staff engagement and strength in the overall hospital capability. I am glad to be part of a leadership team that is working to take this hospital on the journey to Magnet excellence."