Burridge Named as Winner of NYSHFA/NYSCAL Registered Nurse of the Year


Dawn Harsch, Director of Corporate Communications
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EAST PATCHOGUE, NY – Kellie Burridge, RN, director of nursing at Brookhaven Health Care Facility in East Patchogue, will be presented with NYSHFA/NCAL’s Registered Nurse of the Year Award at its annual awards banquet in May at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.

Burridge has been employed at Brookhaven Health Care Facility since 1989 and has moved up the ladder having held roles as a certified nursing assistant, medication nurse, unit coordinator, clinical instructor, associate director of nursing, assistant director of nursing, and her current role as director of nursing, a position which she has held for seven years.

Burridge is a graduate of Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Excelsior College. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, National Association of Professional Women, and Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology. She resides in Center Moriches and has two daughters, Lauryn and Caitlyn, and a son, Daniel.

Brookhaven Health Care Facility provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, subacute rehabilitation, advanced telemetry monitoring and respite/short-term care. The facility’s telemetry unit has earned the

American Heart Association’s Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Certification, which includes meeting rigorous science-based requirements for heart failure patients. Additionally, the facility continuously receives outstanding star ratings from the federal government, which rates every nursing home in the country. Brookhaven Health Care Facility has finished in the top quintile of New York state’s Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) since its inception. It is the only facility in Suffolk County to have achieved this milestone for nine out of nine years. Learn more at www.livinglegendshealth.com.