Patricia Gaughran, R.N., B.S.N., M.A. Case Manager
Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey
As a case manager at Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey, Patricia Gaughran, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., is a specialized registered nurse who works with patients and families as they transition from admission through hospitalization to discharge. In addition to collaborating with other health care team members in the delivery of care, she works with outside service agencies to ensure continuity of care after their extended hospital stay. Gaughran joined Specialty Hospital in 2005 after spending 26 years at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J., where she primarily worked in the Emergency Department, including eight years as clinical director of emergency services. A member of the Emergency Nurses Association and American Organization of Nurse Executives of New Jersey, Gaughran earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from College Misericordia, Dallas, Pa., and a master’s degree in human development from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J.