Bridget Buckaloo, RNC-OB, MSN, has been named executive director of womens health services at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., according to a news release.
Buckaloo, who has more than 27 years of perinatal nursing experience, joined Beebe Healthcare from the Delaware Chapter of the Perinatal Cooperative and Delaware March of Dimes, where she served as perinatal project coordinator.
At Beebe, Buckaloo will lead the development of Beebes strategy to serve women across the life span-and-care continuum.
We are extremely fortunate to have Bridget in this key role. Steven Rhone, RN, BSN, MS, NE-BC, vice president of patient care services, said in the release. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in caring for women both in their child-bearing age and as adults. We are looking forward to working with her as we continually improve our program.
Buckaloo has served in many roles in high-risk antepartum and labor and delivery settings. She has worked as a nurse educator, charge nurse, research coordinator, nurse manager, clinical director and adjunct faculty. In her previous role as perinatal project coordinator, she interfaced with providers, hospitals and other key partners in Delaware to promote best practice and standards of care through quality improvement initiatives.
As an active member of both the education and prevention and standards of care committees of the Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium, Buckaloo has worked with the members of the Child Death, Near Death and Stillbirth Commission, as well as the Delaware Division of Public Health, to develop and implement a Safe Sleep campaign in Delaware. She also has worked in private practice as a prenatal care and education provider.
Buckaloo is an active member of the Delaware Chapter of AWHONN and co-chair of the Kent-Sussex Case review team for Delaware Fetal and Infant Mortality Review, and the Maternal Mortality Review Task Force. Most recently, she was nominated to become a member of the community advisory council for the Delaware Clinical Translational Research Initiative.
Buckaloo earned her BSN and MSN as a perinatal clinical specialist from the University of Delaware College of Nursing. She also has an advanced certification in inpatient obstetrical nursing.