Patricia Reidy RN, CS, PNP, Neurosurgery
Tish trained as a nurse at Boston College. Her very first job was here at Children’s on the old “Division 33.” In May 1985, Tish moved to the recovery room. In 1987, she spent a year with Project Hope in Indonesia, working under the auspices of the U.S. Navy and the Ministry of Health of Indonesia. Her interest in international medicine and in the care of the disadvantaged throughout the world has continued, and Tish makes similar trips yearly with other colleagues from the hospital. After returning to Boston, Tish received her Nurse Practitioner degree and began her 15-year tenure as the Neurosurgical Nurse Practitioner. She is an essential and invaluable part of the patient care team in Neurosurgery, teaching patients, families and house officers at all levels of expertise about the care and management of children with neurosurgical disorders. She is the communications conduit of the Neurosurgery service when the residents and attendings spend long days in the operating room. Parents find her counsel and kind demeanor reassuring and comforting, and patients returning to the hospital look forward to seeing her. Neurosurgery congratulates Tish for 30 years of remarkable service.