NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Yonkers resident Jerome Bagaporo has been named Chief Nursing Officer at United Hebrew of New Rochelle.
He oversees a department of 280 full and part-time staff at the facility.
The 35-year-old Bagaporo is a native of the Phillippines. He has a 10 years experience as a nurse.
Bagaporo joined United Hebrew as the minimum data set and technology coordinator, with the job of completing the electronic recording of all residents’ data.
In that position, he worked alongside his predecessor, Patricia McCormack, a 51-year veteran of United Hebrew, who recommended him for the job when she decided to retire.
Bagaporo previously served as a nurse at the Isabella Geriatric Center in Manhattan after arriving in the United States in 2007.
In the Philippines, he served as a professor at a college of nursing.
McCormack, now retired from the top nursing job, has not left entirely. The Norwalk, Conn.resident still works two days a week, and also volunteers Thursdays at United Hebrew.
“The number one thing that I want to continue here is that good relationship with the residents, the families and the community,” Bagaporo said.
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