Kristen Ramos, RN has joined our staff to direct the Cardiac/High Risk Program. Kristen comes to us with almost ten years experience providing care to a wide range of Cardiac and Critically ill patients in a hospital setting and is delighted to work with patients in the comfort of their own homes. Kristen has spent her entire Nursing career at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, which has recently been awarded the designation of “Magnet Status” for its excellence in Nursing. During her time there, Kristen achieved the status as a Level II RN and was an active part of the Code 99 Committee. She was presented with a Values Recognition Award for her above and beyond measures with a critically ill and terminally ill patient whose final wish was to go outside one last time with his family members to “feel the sun” on his skin. Kristen, along with her team members made this possible and the patient lost his battle with his disease days later. Kristen received her Nursing education at St. Vincent’s College in Bridgeport and she is currently enrolled in their Online program to receive a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Our High Risk Program includes in-home telemonitoring, PT/INR testing, a medication review with each and every visit and patient specific education. Kristen will head our team of professional nurses and therapists to care for patients in the home through research and implementation of evidence based practice models. These models have been proven to provide consistent education across healthcare settings, prevent hospitalizations and empower patients to take ownership over their disease and daily health management. Kristen has experience with meeting best practices and national standards in Cardiac Care. She aims to work closely with area Hospitals and Physicians’ offices to maintain and advance working relationships that directly affect patient outcomes. Kristen is also passionate about educating our staff and is involved with our weekly multi-disciplinary High Risk Meetings to discuss complex patients and offer suggestions to improve our overall quality of care. She has created a “Medication Grab-N-Go” station with printed information on the most common cardiac and High Risk medications for anyone to pull and use to educate their patients. Another favorite is her weekly “High Risk Fact of the Day” she presents at the beginning of the High Risk Meetings. Kristen is available for consultation and can meet with you at your convenience. She can be reached at 203-375-5871 ext. 228.