New Nurse Director of BWFH's Professional Development
Bette Bertini, MS, RN, CCRN
In her new role, Bertini manages BWFH's professional development staff around educational initiatives. Working collaboratively with all eleven of BWFH's inpatient unit directors, as well as with Senior Leadership, she helps spearhead organizational initiatives. The Professional Development Department provides live staff support for CPR training twice a year, maintains records around staff competency, as well as providing inservicing for any new products purchased and used on the nursing units.
Upcoming plans for Bertini's department include looking at newer and more efficient ways to run monthly nursing orientation sessions, as well as beginning to provide organizational readiness around eCare implementation.
Bertini used to work as a staff development instructor at BWFH in the 1990s, and is happy to be back. "I had a great experience when I worked here before and was sad to leave," she explains. "I've always had a soft spot in my heart for BWFH. Additionally, I had foot surgery here about four years ago, and the excellent care I received was a reinforcement for me about this place. Being a nurse, you want to be associated with an institution that consistently provides excellent care." She also says it has been great to come back to BWFH and see how much the organization has grown in a positive direction.
When asked what she looks forward to in her new role, Bertini says she is excited to move into a more evidence-based practice, collaborating with the other nursing directors on working towards Magnet designation, which identifies an organization as having exemplary nursing care, and looks forward to the implementation of both eCare and EPIC.
When not working, Bertini likes to cook and travel, having recently returned from a trip to Napa Valley in California.