LFHC Welcomes New Director of Nursing

Kate Corrigan, whose nursing career includes service in the U.S., Haiti and Ecuador, recently started working at LFHC as the hospital’s Director of Nursing.

Kate focused on pediatric intensive care while working at several children’s hospitals in the U.S., including eight years at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

A native of Seattle, she earned her degree in nursing in Ohio at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. After graduation, she spent a year in Ecuador, helping the Catholic Medical Mission Board develop a small, same-day surgical center in Quito.

Kate also holds a master’s degree in global health with a focus on program design, monitoring and evaluation from The George Washington University.

In 2012, she began working for Project Medishare, an American-based NGO in Haiti, where she served as chief nursing officer at Hospital Bernard Mevs, a 45-bed trauma hospital in Port au Prince. While there, she assisted in the development of the hospital’s intensive care and trauma programs.

In 2016, Kate supported disaster relief efforts in Haiti during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. She also acted as a consultant for a women’s health care program that targeted women’s cancers, specifically offering treatment and palliative care for women with breast and cervical cancer.

An interesting factoid about Kate: She danced competitively as an Irish step dancer until she was 20.