By Richard Asinof
EAST PROVIDENCE – Vareen O’Keefe Domaleski has been named chief nursing officer of Bradley Hospital, hospital officials announced on Oct. 15.
O’Keefe Domaleski, who joined Bradley from the Brattleboro Retreat in Vermont, has more than 30 years of experience in psychiatric nursing.
In her new role, O’Keefe Domaleski will oversee the nursing staff within Bradley Hospital’s many programs and services, as well as guide strategic planning, nursing practice and quality.
“Vareen is an outstanding addition to the Bradley Hospital family,” said Daniel Wall, president and CEO of Bradley Hospital. “She is an excellent match to the Bradley Hospital culture as she always keeps the focus on four things – what is best for patient care, looking at outcomes, patient satisfaction, and family involvement.”
In addition to her work at the Brattleboro Retreat, O’Keefe Domaleski has also held senior-level positions at Hampstead Hospital in New Hampshire, Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, Md., and McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.
O’Keefe Domaleski received her registered nurse diploma from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, followed by a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Worcester State College in Worcester, Mass. She later received her master’s degree in administration in nursing services from the University of Lowell in Lowell, Mass. and a doctoral degree in human and organizational studies from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.