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Oswego Hospital has recently hired new staff members for its emergency room. Seated from left are Kellie White, RN and Nicole Sanders, customer specialist. Standing from the left are Shannon Strong, RN; Julie Rice, RN; Ericka Ayers, ER technician; Kellie White, RN and Miles Williams, RN.

Oswego Hospital’s new ER staff members bring critical care experiences

Oswego Hospital has recently hired new staff members for its emergency room. Seated from left are Kellie White, RN and Nicole Sanders, customer specialist. Standing from the left are Shannon Strong, RN; Julie Rice, RN; Ericka Ayers, ER technician; Kellie White, RN and Miles Williams, RN.

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.

Showing off Oswego Hospital’s new i-STAT equipment are, from left, Medical Director of Oswego Hospital’s Emergency Services Norma Cooney, MD. and Elizabeth Hillier, RN. The ER has added this advanced technology that helps determine more quickly if a patient is having a heart attack.

Hospital ER installs new technology for quicker diagnosis of heart attacks

Showing off Oswego Hospital’s new i-STAT equipment are, from left, Medical Director of Oswego Hospital’s Emergency Services Norma Cooney, MD and Elizabeth Hillier, RN.

Oswego Hospital has added yet another piece of advanced technology in its emergency room that physicians are using to determine more quickly if a patient is having a heart attack.

The new i-STAT system can inform the board-certified ER physicians in about ten minutes whether a patient is having a cardiac event. Previously, blood samples were taken to the lab, where testing could take up to an hour.

Oswego Hospital’s new i-STAT system conducts the necessary testing at the patient’s bedside using a hand-held unit.

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Oswego Health to hold community events

In upcoming weeks, Oswego Health is holding several informative community programs.

Renante Ignacio M.D, a specialist in hospice, palliative care and geriatric medicine, will be the guest speaker at an Ask the Doctor presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the lower level conference room of the Oswego Health Services Center, which is adjacent to Oswego Hospital.

During his presentation, Dr. Ignacio will discuss how to handle end of life care when it arrives unexpectedly, advanced care planning and how to discuss your final wishes with family members.

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