As an integral part of the BronxCare Health System team, nurses are committed to all patients, and the optimization of their health status.
“We deliver outstanding compassionate care to all of our patients. Our Nurses are also especially proud of their contribution to the care of women throughout their lifecycle,” stated Patricia Cahill, MPA, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer.
Registered nurses, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners assess the physical, emotional, and social needs of female patients, closely monitoring their well-being. Everyday, nurses provide annual physicals, health screenings, and prenatal education, as well as prepare patients and families for the miracle of childbirth.
When illness occurs, nurses are educated and trained to care for women in the emergency department, acute care units, and outpatient areas. “We pride ourselves in recognizing the important role the woman plays in the family, and in their culture and religious community, and how a diagnosis can negatively impact an entire family and the community,” stated Ms. Cahill.
“Nursing is transforming from a ‘woman’s profession’ to the ‘profession of nursing,’” stated Ms. Cahill. However, its roots were established by women, who cared for the sick at home and on the battlefields. These were women who fought for the rights of those who were afflicted with disease, women who taught other women how to care for their children, breastfed their infants, and nursed their family and community members back to health.