Published: September 22, 2021
Categories: Press Release
Bridgewell Welcomes Jennifer Burzyk as Nurse Practitioner
PEABODY, Mass, September 22 – Bridgewell, a local nonprofit providing social and human services empowering people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Burzyk, APRN as Nurse Practitioner for Bridgewell Counseling Services in Lowell, MA.
As a family nurse practitioner and a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Burzyk has vast experience in the medical and behavioral health care fields. She has worked in a wide array of healthcare service capacities, including providing medication management for behavioral health issues in outpatient, inpatient, and community settings and attending to medical needs in primary care offices, community settings, and hospital settings. In addition to seeing patients at Bridgewell, Burzyk currently works completing health risk assessments for medically and psychiatrically compromised patients working to improve the care needs of these patients and ensure all care needs and services are provided for to better the outcome of these client’s care.
“We are excited to have Jennifer join our team and bring her talents to Bridgewell. Her experience as a nurse practitioner and psychiatric nurse practitioner will be a tremendous addition to the services we provide so many in the Greater Lowell community,” said Chris Tuttle, Bridgewell CEO. “The family dynamic grows in complexity each day and more often than not, someone with Jennifer’s skillset is needed to help people work towards a healthier future. We are confident that Jennifer will enhance the great work our team is doing in that community.”
Burzyk is an Honors Program Graduate from Worchester State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in health education. She went on to complete her Family Nurse Practitioner training at the University of Massachusetts and her post masters training in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing at Rivier University.
“Jennifer will be a wonderful addition to our team and we’re thrilled to have her on board,” said Dr. Jaclyn Devine, Psy.D., Clinic Director, Bridgewell Counseling Services, Lowell. “This community has experienced so much in recent years and Bridgewell has been there, every step of the way to support area residents throughout. It’s because of our team and people like Jennifer that we’re able to provide outstanding counseling services and help people address their personal challenges and live healthy lives.”
During her visits, Burzyk completes a thorough assessment of each client, fully explains patients’ conditions, is sensitive to the uniqueness of everyone’s situation, and works with the clients to develop a treatment plan that accommodates for their individual needs and concerns.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity Bridgewell has afforded me,” said Burzyk. “I’m committed to helping my patients make positive lifestyle changes that can assist in managing behavioral health concerns. As an avid believer in health and wellness, my job is to demonstrate that through a commitment to living an active and well-balanced lifestyle, we can all enjoy all that life has to offer.”
Bridgewell is a nonprofit social and human services organization dedicated to strengthening communities. Headquartered in Peabody, Mass., Bridgewell empowers people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed, and productive lives. Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education and employment training. Bridgewell’s staff of more than 1,400 professionals serves approximately 6,300 people and their families. Bridgewell is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and fully licensed by the state. For more information, visit bridgewell.org.