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Georgia Persky Consulting LLC

Georgia Persky Consulting LLC

441 Sterling Road
Harrison, New York 10528

Phone(914) 552-2277
Fax (914) 921-6467

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Georgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a Columbia University trained researcher and seasoned nurse with over 40 years of broad Clinical Nursing experience (inpatient and surgical) and 25 years of Senior Leadership in Healthcare Organizations.

Background Experience - Dr. Persky served most recently as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Patient Care Leadership and Risk and Quality Management for this 750 bed academic hospital.


Dr. Persky offers medical record review and testimony in the following areas:

Nursing and Hospital Standards of Care
Traumatic Brain Injury
Extravasation of Intravenous Line
Brachial Plexus Injury
Assault patient and staff
State, Federal and Joint Commission Standards and Regulations
Nursing Administration
Hospital Risk and Quality Management
Regulatory Compliance
Perioperative Services
Surgical Nursing
Ambulatory Surgery Services
Surgical Services
Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment
Wound Care
Home Care
Home Health Care
Medication Safety
Hospital Policy

Areas of Expertise


Dr. Persky is a senior level healthcare executive and certified legal nurse consultant with extensive experience in:

Nursing and Healthcare Leadership and Education responsibilities for over 25 years with unique understanding of how hospitals function and how staff and patient care processes should work.
Broad range of adult clinical care experience including surgery, operating room, post anesthesia care and critical care.
Risk management-Case analysis, report writing and healthcare research analysis with facility in translation of standards of care, care quality and regulatory compliance reports for 35 years in hospitals and surgery centers.
Testifying experience with human resource and employee discrimination cases with ability to attest to standards of care in clinical litigation.
Medical device and product liability experience with a variety of clinical and surgical technology.
Clinical research experience with access to 3 medical libraries and databases.

Consulting Practice

All States

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Professional Experience

Georgia Persky Consulting, New York, NY Nov 2014 - May 2015
Nurse Consultant and Interim CNO

Provide hospital and nursing leadership support in turnaround or acute regulatory situations. Mentor nursing leadership team, screen and recruit new nursing leaders, recommend strategies and tactics to improve efficiency or effectiveness in nursing and hospital operations; assess perioperative service and improve volume and patient flow; focused support to address regulatory and accreditation issues and prepare leaders and staff for regulatory visits. Developed nursing and surgical strategic plan for handoff to new leadership team.

Legal Nurse Consultant/Expert Witness NY, NY 2014-present
Provide consultations for attorney involved litigation regarding medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability.

New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 2005-2014
Columbia University Medical Center
Vice-President Nursing and Patient Care Services
NYP/Columbia is a 700 bed academic hospital in New York. This position was responsible for a $200 million budget with 33 Patient Units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2000 patient services FTEs. Reported to the COO.

Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, New York, NY 2000-2005
Vice-President Nursing and Patient Care Services
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens is a 235-bed community hospital in New York. This position was responsible for the Department of Nursing including the Operating Room and the Emergency Department. Reported to the COO.

Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY 1998-2000
Vice-President Nursing and Patient Care Services
Brooklyn Hospital is a 700 bed urban hospital in New York. This position was responsible for the Department of Nursing including the Operating Room and the Emergency Department, as well as, all therapeutic and diagnostic departments in the hospital. Reported to the COO.

Medical Center At Princeton, Princeton, NJ 1985-1998
Vice-President Nursing and Patient Care Services (1989-1998)
Medical Center at Princeton is a 450-bed facility. Responsible for leadership of Department of Nursing at the Hospital Unit, Merwick, Princeton House, Princeton Surgical Center, Emergency Services, Cardiopulmonary, Cardiac Rehabilitation with 1000 FTE’s and $30 million budget. Reported to the CEO.

Prior to 1985
Staff and supervisory roles with increasing responsibility in hospitals.


License, RN New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut

Legal Experience & Services

As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Quality Reviewer, Dr. Persky has investigated many Malpractice and Injury cases and can assist in legal case review. She has testifying experience with human resource and employee discrimination cases with an ability to attest to standards of care in clinical litigation with a strong understanding of how hospitals work.


American Nurses Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives


Certification, Nursing Administration, Advanced 2004, 2009, 2014
Certification, Legal Nurse Consulting 2016

Awards & Honors

Nursing Spectrum Excellence Finalist-Advancing/Leading the Profession, 2011
Organization of Nurse Executives/NJ Professional Recognition Award, 1997
Governor’s Nursing Merit Award Nominee, 1996
YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Achievement Award, 1996
Journal of Nursing Administration Recognition Award, 1993
New Jersey State Department of Health Nursing Grant ($1,000,000), 1990

Seminars & Training

American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety 2017
Seak Expert Witness Training 2015 and 2016
Vickie Milazzo Legal Nurse Consultant Training 2014


PhD, Research, Columbia University, New York, NY 2010
MBA, Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ 1986
BSN, Nursing, Hunter College, New York, NY 1983

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