September 5, 2017. Perth Amboy, NJ. Superior expertise in Nursing is essential to direct patient care and yet, it could prove insufficient when a patient cannot, in the midst of excruciating pain, find the right words to explain where the pain is located or how intense it is. This succinctly encapsulates what drove Jackie Fiorillo, to become Alameda Center’s new Director of Nursing.
Holding a BSN degree from St. Joseph’s College, Jackie’s extensive training in infection control will now play a key role in supporting Alameda’s efforts to sustain the lowest possible rate of re-hospitalizations, and her State Certification to train CNA’s is certainly an asset that allows her to provide both formal training sessions to the staff as well as direct one-to-one coaching during her supervising rounds throughout the day.
“We are proud to have someone as qualified as Jackie in our team” says Jay Berger, Administrator at Alameda Center. “Watching her conduct her daily rounds, making sure every patient is receiving prime care, is essential to our reputation for clinical excellence – and knowing that she is coordinating 24/7 with our Nurse Practitioner, constantly monitoring changes in the patients’ conditions, assures a continuum of care for our patients that translates into priceless peace of mind for their family members”.
Directly supervising a staff comprised of 200+ Nurses and Nurse Aides, is impressive in anybody’s nursing career. Nevertheless, it is something beyond the numbers that encouraged Jackie to accept the position at Alameda.
A self-described “Jersey Girl”, Jackie acknowledges that the opportunity to tend to people of different cultures was a decisive factor “because it demands a higher level of sensitivity to understand the clues, different for each culture, that are at the heart of wellbeing; And here at Alameda Center between the patients and our staff members, you have the whole world – all in one place!”
Indeed, Alameda’s multicultural staff is at the core of its excellence; yet, even more importantly, it is the staff’s multilingual skills that significantly raise Alameda’s capacity to access critical information from the patient that can help identify a potential complication right away.
Eager to contribute her 15+ years of experience, Alameda’s new DON is sure to advance the center’s mission to be at the forefront of charting new frontiers in patient care.
Alameda Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare is a 250-bed subacute rehabilitation and nursing care facility with a 30-year reputation for clinical excellence located in the heart of Perth Amboy, NJ, and recently awarded a CMS 4 star rating. For more information and to schedule a tour, please call Israel Kanarek, Admissions Director/Assistant Administrator at 732) 442-9540 extension 7280.