CRYSTAL LAKE – Nurses who work in Centegra Health System’s emergency departments in McHenry and Woodstock are committed to continuing education that keeps them prepared to treat any person who needs care. Centegra Health System congratulates its nurses on their recent accomplishments in their work and education. Their dedication is why Centegra remains the region’s leading provider of emergency medical care.
Laura Walczak is the new director of emergency services with Centegra Health System. In this role, Walczak will be instrumental in providing the leadership necessary to position Centegra’s main health system access point, as well as enhance the care continuum with its community partners.
In addition, 15 nurses completed a Trauma Nurse Specialist course, which is an intense five weeks of master-level nursing education.
“To achieve Trauma Nurse Specialist, they develop new ways to think and they learn new tools that are more than just protocols,” said Joan Rembacz, clinical nurse specialist for emergency services with Centegra Health System and course coordinator. “They understand the physiology of why they do what they do. The training teaches nurses to look at trauma patients in a whole new light.”
The nurses who completed the Trauma Nurse Specialist Course are:
Joyce Kirk and Carrie Bukovsky became Certified Emergency Nurses.
Forty-one nurses completed their Trauma Nurse Core Course:
Mary Jane Dino
Three nurses were certified in the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course: Nicole Beebe, Janna Sankey and Kim Shaffner.