Doylestown Health’s Director of Infection Prevention Bridget McEnrue, BSN, RN, CIC, is named among the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Leaders in Health Care 2021.
Bridget was recognized for her dedication and leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philadelphia Business Journal recognizes 17 such individuals as this year’s Leaders in Health Care. The 2021 honorees come from a range of sectors and medical facilities, including hospitals, pharmacies, health insurance providers and urgent care clinics.
Among the honorees are two teams and 13 individuals. Each of them demonstrated immense leadership in the face of the global public health crisis, further building on a history of excellence in their respective fields.
From working to establish protocols and obtain personal protective equipment in the earliest days of the pandemic – in some cases, before Covid-19 was even classified as such – to caring for patients infected with the virus and distributing vaccines, these individuals embodied what it means to be a leader in health care.
“I am honored to receive the nomination and recognition from the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Leaders in Health Care,” said Bridget. “COVID-19 presented unique challenges throughout healthcare systems worldwide, and Doylestown Health was not exempt. With constant communication, flexibility to adapt to the continuous changes and updates in practice, along with teamwork, the system rose to the occasion to develop an extensive plan to continue providing healthcare to the community while maintaining the safety of the healthcare workers, patients, and community.”
As Doylestown Health’s Director of Infection Prevention, Bridget plays a monumental role in the health system’s response to the pandemic. In early Jan 2020, Infection Prevention began assembling a team to monitor the unknown pneumonia and its potential spread. Doylestown was the first hospital in the region to implement a masking policy for all staff and visitors, even before CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidance for universal masking.
Bridget actively coordinated with the CDC, as well as the Pennsylvania and Bucks County Departments of Health, to prevent and treat potential COVID-19 cases throughout the health system. Bridget helped initiate early screening and testing, and was part of an extraordinary team effort in crisis preparedness. Bridget is a keen expert on current best practices and safety guidelines, and effectively communicates these to the medical staff and all employees. Bridget consistently provides education to Doylestown Health staff and the community on prevention of COVID-19 and the importance of vaccination. Her continued vigilance helps ensure the safety of the hospital environment.
The Leaders in Health Care honorees will be recognized in a virtual event on October 14 and a special publication on October 15.
About Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 271 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.