Title: Retired Nursing Administrator
Company: U.S. Nursing Corp.
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Phyllis May Brighton, BSN, RN, MSHCSA, CLNC, Retired Nursing Administrator at U.S. Nursing Corp., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing administration.
Growing up with the influence of her hardworking parents, Ms. Brighton joyfully watched her mother excel as a registered nurse and her father flourish as an orthopedic surgeon. As the health care industry was present throughout the majority of her life, Ms. Brighton felt it was her only appropriate to pursue a career in which she felt was her calling. In 1969, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado, and she continued her education in obtaining a Master of Science in health care services administration from the College of St. Francis, now known as the University of St. Francis, in 1984. In 2015, she became a certified legal nurse consultant.
Ms. Brighton commenced her professional career as the nursing manager in the specialty surgical units at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. Showing her prowess, she moved up the ranks to the administrator of the hospital and for Kremmling Memorial Hospital, now known as Middle Park Health. Following these executive roles, she joined AMI Rocky Mountain Healthcare Systems in Denver as associate director of ambulatory and clinical services. Most recently in her career, Ms. Brighton was the vice president of the U.S. Nursing Corp. in Denver before her retirement in 2017. In addition to her primary roles, she served in various long-term care/rehab nursing positions, was an MDS consultant for Marriott Senior Living faculties and an MDS/RAI training coordinator for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmental Services from 2011 to 2015.
For her outstanding contributions to nursing and administration, Ms. Brighton has been a Nightingale Award Nominee, which was created in 2001 to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. Notably, she has developed a travel nurse program and has been involved in building health care facilities from the ground up. Looking ahead, Ms. Brighton hopes for health care to return to what it used to be, as she believes it is currently too possessed by politicians, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies. She knows health care nursing as to support and heal patients, and she stands by her motto, “Physicians don’t heal, nurses do.” To attest to her legacy, Ms. Brighton and her achievements can also be found in the third edition of Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals and the fourth edition of Who’s Who in American Nursing.
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