Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 –2018

Kathleen Coffey Steimel/EliteNursing

Kathleen is Co-Founder and CEO of EliteNursing which is a concierge nursing service providing private duty RN’s, intravenous therapy at home, RN visits and case management in NYC and the surrounding area. Kathleen is from a large Irish family. Her parents, John and Mary Coffey, from Counties Kerry and Cork, emigrated to New York, had seven children and instilled in them a rich sense of Irish culture in music, song and dance. Kathleen was a champion Irish step dancer and piano accordion player who competed in the Fleadh Cheoil and the Oireachtas. Kathleen’s father was a gifted Irish button accordion player who, along with Kathleen and her siblings, played in the Coffey family band throughout her childhood. Kathleen spent summers growing up in West Cork on her grandparent’s farm.

Kathleen has been a registered nurse for over 35 years and has extensive clinical experience in acute medical care, ER, ICU, visiting nursing, private duty, geriatric care management, and patient advocacy. Kathleen has focused most of her career in community health, where she has wide ranging experience as a clinical nursing supervisor, encompassing health promotion, disease prevention, coordination of services and management of complex health care needs for clients with acute and chronic illness. ♦