(Hartford, Conn. February 12, 2014) – Saint Francis Care has named Kimberley P. Beekmann, a
resident of Southwick, MA, as Director of Patient Experience. This key leadership role is based in the Innovation + Learning Center at Saint Francis.
this new role, Beekmann will be responsible for catalyzing and coordinating
system-wide initiatives designed to measure and enhance the patient experience.
She will organize, manage, and
communicate organizational goals and initiatives, and will focus on eliciting
patient and community perspectives to guide improvement efforts.
to her appointment as Director of Patient Experience, Beekmann was the
Executive Director at the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint
Francis (CJRI) – a position she held for the past six years.
joined Saint Francis in 2007 as Nurse Manager, Inpatient
Unit at CJRI after 18 years as a nurse
on an inpatient orthopedic/neurosurgery unit; orthopedic/trauma unit;
orthopedic/oral maxillofacial unit; and an orthopedic joint replacement center.
was the recipient of the Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award in 2004 and
2007 prior to joining Saint Francis. She
serves a Co-Chair of the Fall Prevention Committee and Chair of the Nightingale
Awards for Excellence in Nursing committee at Saint Francis. She is past Co-Chair
of the Saint Francis Nursing Shared Governance Professional Development Council.
About Saint Francis Care
Saint Francis Care is an
integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and
Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since
1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching
hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other major
entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation
Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and
Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional
Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive
Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare
Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson
Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health
Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner. Saint Francis Care’s
services are supported by a network of seven major Access Centers and eight
additional medical office centers sited throughout the region. For more
information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.