Marcia Montañez Cathey is a woman with a purpose.
Growing up, Marcia spent a lot of time at CHOP due to asthma, where nurses took care of her. It was then that she had her first inkling that she wanted to help people by working in the medical field. She earned a BS in Biology at Rowan University, initially leaning toward pre-med, but later realized she had met all the pre-requisites to go on to nursing.
So, after graduating Marcia plunged right into an accelerated nursing program at Drexel University. In just 11 grueling months, going to class 5 days a week and doing her clinical work on the weekends, she earned her BSN. The clinical rotations took her to Hahnemann, Cooper, Virtua, Abington – all over the map within a 50-mile radius.
Next it was on to Walden University to earn her MSN in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
At Bacharach, her duties are many and varied. She is the nurse educator and is responsible for clinical informatics. She will play a key role in the implementation of the new Cerner system. She will orient all CNAs, NAs, LPNs and RNs and keep up with all competencies and with all current staff evaluations. She will also coordinate clinical rotations from the nursing schools.
She is excited about helping to implement Bacharach’s fall prevention initiative and her goal here is “To try to display that I am approachable. I want people to see me in the hall and feel free to ask questions and know that they can come to me with anything and it will be a judge-free zone. Whatever skills they want to work on, we can work on them together.”