As a Quality Management Nurse at the James J. Peter’s VA Medical Center in the Bronx, she oversees selected units ensuring that the hospital is in compliance with regulatory agencies. An employee since 1994.
Historically, The James J. Peter’s VA Medical Center has treated veterans from WWII to Vietnam to the Iraq War. They’re considered vanguards in Spinal Cord and PTSD patient care. The hospital is closely associated with Mount Sinai, Hospital of Special Surgery and Columbia University.
Bridget earned both a Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees in Nursing concentration in Nurse Practitioner from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
In 2005, the Nursing Spectrum magazine selected Bridget for the National Nurse of the Year Category: Advancing the Profession of Nursing. An award she is very proud of.
She’s a lifelong resident of New York. As a youth, Bridget participated in Irish Step Dancing and even entered the Rose of Tralee pageant.
In 2018, while in attendance at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manhattan, she was interviewed by 1010 Wins Radio discussing what her Irish roots mean to her.
A first-generation Irish-American, her maternal roots originated in Co. Kerry Castleisland while her paternal side comes from Kenmare Co. Kerry and Bantry Co. Cork.
Bridget affectionately cherishes the Oscar Wilde quote “Be yourself; everyone else is taken.” It recognizes the ubiquitous Irish quick wit and charm. ♦