Paula Banahan, Vice PresidentÂ
Banahan Communications, Inc.
Education: Paula is a Bachelor of Science graduate of Boston College School of Nursing.
She studied at the Arizona Heart Institute and became a Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist.
Experience: Paula has been in the healthcare industry for over 25 years, beginning her career at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles California.
moved with her
husband, Jim, to Arizona and while at St. Josephâ€™s Hospital
and Medical Center, she
developed the stateâ€™s first Heart and Heartâ€"Lung Transplant Program.
became the Executive Director of the Arizona Heart Institute
has held a number of nursing leadership and administrative positions in various settings throughout her
last position was as President and CEO of the New Hampshire Heart Institute
in Manchester, NH where she
was responsible for a $43 million increase in cardiovascular revenue.
now serves as President for Banahan Communications
Passion: Since the age of 5, Paula
wanted to be a nurse.
is passionate about providing the highest quality nursing care.
Included with that is the education of the patient, family and support providers for her
Paula understands that to be a good nurse you must be honest, trustworthy, compassionate and empathetic in order to be responsible for your patients.
in also known to be an advocate for many of her
family members and friends when they find themselves in need of medical attention.