Treating patients in Oswego Hospital’s emergency room requires a well-trained caring staff and in recent months, the department has hired five experienced registered nurses along with other staff, to complement the care already provided by the department.
“The ER staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to provide exceptional care to our patients and I am happy to welcome these new employees to our team,” said Steve Olson, RN, Oswego Hospital’s emergency room clinical nurse manager. “These new staff members have experience in providing care in a variety of critical care clinical settings. Not only do they possess great clinical skills, but they are also very compassionate caregivers.”
Among the new staff members is Shannon Strong, RN, who worked for seven years in the cardiac unit at University Hospital; Erica Peterson, RN, who recently relocated to the area from Kalamazoo, Mich., where she provided care on the oncology floor of Bronson Methodist Hospital; Julie Rice, RN, worked in the ER of Crouse Hospital; Kellie White, RN, was also employed at Crouse Hospital on a medical/surgical floor; and Miles Williams, RN, worked as a nursing supervisor in a rehabilitation facility.
Rounding out the new hires are Nicole Sanders, a customer receiving specialist, who will assist patients with the ER registration process and Erika Ayers, an ER technician, who will also help patients as they register.
Ayers is also advancing her career and is attending nursing school.
Recently, Oswego Hospital unveiled a new ER that features 17 patient rooms, many of which are private and have their own televisions. The department is equipped with a state-of-the-art central cardiac monitoring system and two trauma bays that feature advanced technology.