Our Director of Nursing
Melanie Hopkinson, RN
How long have you been a Nurse?
I have been a registered nurse for 33 years. I received my nursing degree in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
What experience do you bring to BrightStar Care®?
I have worked in a variety of settings during my nursing career. I worked as a staff nurse and a charge nurse in a teaching hospital for most of my career in Canada. For a brief time I was also a nursing instructor at the same hospital. When I moved to the United States, I worked for a hospital based home care for many years. I also worked as an Occupational Health Nurse at an aluminum plant for several years.
What aspect of your job are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about providing quality care for our patients and their families. My goal is to make our clients lives more enjoyable and to provide peace of mind to both our clients and their families.
I am Making More Possible for our BrightStar Care® clients by…
Treating every client as a unique person and trying to tailor their plan of care to meet their individual needs. I try to hire compassionate caregivers who feel that this is their calling and who treat our clients like they are family. I strive to ensure that all our clients are treated with dignity and respect.