The Brooks-TLC Hospital System has announced the appointments of Maria Bohorquez, M.P.H., B.S.N., R.N., as Director of Nursing, and Lucy Rosario, B.S.N., R.N., to the position of Clinical Care Coordinator.
Bohorquez comes to BTLC from Catholic Health, where she provided nursing services in the Medical and Neurological Intensive Care Units. She is a former director of clinical health services at the Halton Region Public Health Department in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, from which she was awarded the Halton Regions Annual Excellence Award for leading the merger of the North Halton Mental Health Clinics. She was also the director of care at both the Dearness Home and Revera Long-term Care in London, Ontario, and was a national recipient of the Revera’s Clinical Excellence Award.
A veteran reservist of the Canadian Armed Forces, Bohorquez began her nursing career there and also served as platoon commander, medical liaison nurse and nursing training officer.
“We’re very excited to have Maria as part of our team and our community,” said Mary LaRowe, Brooks-TLC president and CEO. “Her impressive leadership skills, strong record of innovation and execution, and developing teams that drive results, will encourage the System’s medical team to continue to achieve the standard of excellence that has always been a part of our culture.”
Her responsibilities at Brooks-TLC include the oversight of the following departments: Med/Surg, ICU, OB, Emergency and Cardiac Rehab, and nursing supervisors.
Bohorquez holds a Master of Public Health from Western University in London, Ontario, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and certification as a medical laboratory technician from St. Clair College, Ontario.
Additionally, Bohorquez is on the nursing faculty at Kaplan University, where she prepares nursing school graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination.
As the clinical care coordinator, Rosario returns to Brooks-TLC from the New York State Department of Community and Corrections at Lakeview Shock, where she was an RNII, providing healthcare services to incarcerated individuals. Of her 24-years in the nursing profession, 20 were spent as a full-time nurse in the following departments: Emergency, Intensive Care, OB and medical surgical. Additionally, her nursing career also includes serving Elderwood at Cheektowaga as a nurse educator, Aspire of WNY as a nurse manager and Hamot Medical in Erie, Pa., as a shock-trauma ER nurse.
Rosario is a certified ER nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from Daemen College, an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, from Jamestown Community College (JCC), and is nearing completion of a Master of Science program in Executive Leadership and Innovation from Daemen.
She has volunteered as the medical coordinator for the annual Jim Kelly Football Camp since 2003, and in 2007 was named a recipient of the Nurse of Distinction Alumni Award from JCC.
In her new role, Rosario will oversee clinical coordination of Acute Care Services, under the direction of Maria Bohorquez.
“Lucy’s full-time return to Brooks-TLC, where she is familiar with our providers, our departments, and knows our staff, is an asset to our Leadership Team,” said Julie Morton, Brooks-TLC’s chief nursing officer. “Maria is an innovative leader with vast experience. I know she will be an outstanding addition to our team as we work together to serve as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.”