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Bon Secours New York Health System Announces Appointment of Joanne Smith as Director of Risk Management, Quality Improvement, and Corporate Responsibility

Bon Secours New York Health System (BSNY) announces the appointment of Joanne Smith, MS, RN, CPHRM, HEM, to Director of Risk Management, Quality Improvement, and Corporate Responsibility at Schervier Nursing Care Center, located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx. Smith will be responsible for developing and executing the facility’s performance improvement plans, and monitoring compliance with licensing and regulatory agencies. She will also be responsible for directing the risk management program, and will play a key role in ensuring quality care is provided to each resident and patient.

“Joanne brings a wealth of knowledge to Bon Secours New York Health System and is already acquainted with our mission and embodies our core values, having more than 11 years of experience with our Charity System,” said Carlos G. Beato, CEO of BSNY. “Her long list of significant accomplishments and leadership roles in the industry, coupled with her unique understanding for risk management, made her the perfect candidate. We look forward to her leadership and insights to help us maintain and continue to improve the high level of expertise we have in these areas.”

Smith joins the BSNY team with more than 38 years of experience in the health care landscape, with past positions specializing in nursing, risk management, patient safety, and administrative work. Prior to her new position at BSNY, Smith served as Senior Risk Manager/Patient Safety Officer for Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and New York Health System in Suffern and the Bronx, N.Y.

“I am excited to continue my career with Bon Secours New York, because I support its mission and believe in its values,” said Smith. “My passion is for working in health care, and I am pleased to join the BSNY Executive Team, and help to make decisions and implement important changes that will continue to make Schervier a great place to live and work.”

Smith holds a master’s degree of Science in Health Services Administration from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., is a Registered Nurse, and has completed a number of certification programs. She currently resides in Stamford, Conn.

For more information on Schervier Nursing Care Center and the services it provides, including short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in Riverdale, N.Y., visit www.scherviercares.org, or its Facebook page for frequent updates at www.facebook.com/SchervierNursingCareCenter.

About Bon Secours New York Health System

Bon Secours New York Health System is part of Bon Secours Health System Inc., a not-for-profit Catholic health system headquartered in Marriottsville, Md.

Schervier Nursing Care Center is located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, and is part of Bon Secours New York Health System, whose mission is to bring compassion to health care and to be “good help to those in need.” Bon Secours New York’s mission is carried out through the services and programs of Schervier Nursing Care Center, Schervier Short-Term Rehabilitation in Riverdale, Schervier Respite Care, Schervier Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Schervier Home Care, Schervier Cardio/Pulmonary Sub-Acute Care, the Bon Secours Center for Research in Geriatric Care and the Schervier Apartments. Information about Schervier and Bon Secours New York may be obtained from the Admissions Office at 2975 Independence Avenue in Riverdale, by calling (718) 548-1700, and at www.scherviercares.org.

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