Deborah M Bain RN, BSN, is the Founder and Managing Director of Prism Health Advocates. She is a retired trauma nurse with 40 years of experience in healthcare. Deborah graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She was inducted into the National Honors Society for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, received the Dean’s Award for excellence, and was awarded the U.S Air Force Leadership Award.
Deborah’s nursing career encompassed many branches of the field. She worked as a trauma nurse in a Level II Trauma Center, as the Assistance Director of Nursing at a long-term care facility, as an IV specialist, and as a nurse educator. Deborah also worked for the VNA, Hospice, and oncology. As an active ER nurse, Deborah maintained certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Trauma Nurse Certification.
Deborah was one of the founding member of Women’s Emergency Services in Litchfield Count, CT, an organization devoted to helping victims of domestic violence. She created an emergency 24/7 hot line and provided safe homes (hers included) for women and their children fleeing violence. She also became a certified Foster Home in the state of CT for babies and toddlers who needed a safe situation in an emergency.
Deborah served in her local fire department for 17 years as an EMT, firefighter and subsequently the Ambulance Chief. She helped create, fine tune and manage crisis management protocol for her local town and county, and was part of an emergency preparedness team as well as a member of a medical rapid response team.
Deborah has been a strong patient advocate throughout her lengthy career, both personally and professionally. She has always believed that it is not just about the clinical aspect of care, but the all-encompassing support of that patient and their family. She has a keen awareness, through years of experience, of how the medical system works in every aspect.
Deborah brings a lifetime of experience, a passion for helping, and real expertise in identifying best solutions to arguably the most important aspect of everyone’s lives, healthcare. Prism’s foundation is one of service, integrity and complete transparency, and everyone on the Prism team brings that same dedication to excellence and service to the job.
In Prism’s 4 years, clients, both individual and corporate, across the United States, as well as Americans living abroad, have reached out for assistance, and in many cases have come back as repeat clients. Deborah has created a culture at Prism of inclusivity, respect, honesty and dedication to providing the best assistance possible, identifying best solutions, and educating clients about all options possible in any given circumstance.
Deborah is frequently a guest speaker and blogger, and through Prism, distributes a quarterly, informational newsletter, highlighting key medical issues in the forefront of people’s needs.