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External Review Coordinator Bridget Honored as Employee of the Month

External Review Coordinator Bridget Honored as Employee of the Month

External Review Coordinator Bridget has received North Oaks Health System's Employee of the Month Award for February 2020.

In 1999, Bridget joined the North Oaks team as Quality Assessment Secretary. In the 20 years since, she explains that her first boss taught her about all of the regulations governing health care, and she found she really enjoyed learning about them.

She quickly advanced to the role of Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement Auditor/External Review Liaison in 2001 before promotion to External Review Coordinator in 2016. Later that same year, she became Patient Experience Coordinator and returned to the role of External Review Coordinator in 2019.

“I love developing and modifying processes as a team to raise care standards and enhance patient outcomes," shares Bridget.

In her 20-year career, she has been honored twice previously as Employee of the Month, Employee of the Year 2006 and as a Continued Excellence Award recipient in 2014.

Bridget holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Bridget and her husband Brad have three children – Natalie, 19; Karli, 14; and Hunter, 10. The family calls Hammond home and belong to Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

As pastimes, she enjoys reading and cooking. She’s also a baseball, football and NASCAR fan.

“Bridget is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the regulatory requirements that guide us," affirms Risk/External Review/ Quality Assessment Director Rachel Artigues. "She’s a team player and valued leader who embodies our standards of behavior — courtesy, compassion, commitment and communication — and is entrusted to orient new employees to them. The love she has for North Oaks and her work is profound."