Meet our Director of Nursing
Cathy Stucko, RN
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A NURSE?
I have been a registered nurse for over 30 years and hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pace University.
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU BRING TO BRIGHTSTAR CARE?
I have worked in a variety of health care positions throughout my career and have a solid background in skilled care, combined with experience in rehabilitation, long term care, assisted living and dementia training.
During my career as a practicing nurse, I have been active in quality improvement initiatives and successful in leading clinical compliance efforts with the NJDONA (New Jersey Director of Nursing Association), AALNA (American Assisted Living Nursing Association), and HCANJ (Health Care Association of New Jersey).
WHAT ASPECTS OF YOUR JOB ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I remain very passionate about my chosen profession as a nurse with an emphasis on individual patient rights and caring for each of our clients with dignity and respect. I am committed to educating our caregivers to provide the highest standard of patient care to our clients.
I PROVIDE A HIGHER STANDARD OF CARE FOR OUR CLIENTS BY:
Carefully teaching our caregivers the necessary clinical and social skills to consistently respond to and to always be sensitive to our clients’ everyday needs. I take the time to listen to, be compassionate and understand each client’s particular situation to design and implement a customized plan of personal care. My goal is to carefully plan for and closely oversee our clients’ care to develop a respectful bond of trust as I would with a member of my own family. My overall purpose is to effectively lead our professional care team in the delivery of expert, compassionate and personalized care.