Special Programs Coordinator
2017 to present. Responsible for the trauma, stroke, cardiac, and sepsis programs for Kittitas Valley Healthcare.
Improving lives is my PURPOSE
Board Certified in Emergency Nursing since 2014
Variety of experience in teaching courses and lecturing on various topics
I thrive on looking at data to discover opportunities and drive performance
Experience with many different EHRs, operating systems, registries, and reporting tools
- I believe that every person deserves to receive the best care possible, regardless of who they are or where they live.
- Every person has a different lived experience and lens through which they view the world.
- Things can always better, and they can always be worse. My goal is to do what I can to make them better.
Projects & Committees
Washington ENA – President
2022. Elected as President of the Washington State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association. Led this organization with membership of over 1,100 nurses and an annual budget over $150,000.
ENA National Resolutions Committee
2020 – Current. Member of the Emergency Nurses Association’s Resolutions Committee, which oversees the resolutions and bylaws proposed for the annual business meeting of the Emergency Nurses Association. The Resolutions Committee is the highest appointed committee within the ENA.
Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference Planning Committee
2015 – Current. Committee member involved with planning an annual conference for medical professionals including an international audience and speaker panel. Conference is annually sponsored by UW Medicine and hosted at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Washington ENA Communications Committee
2018 – Current. Committee chairperson for the Washington State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association. Responsible for the social media, email, and website communications for the Council. Includes managing all technology platforms for the Council.
WSNA Grievance Officer
2016-2020. Grievance Officer for the Kittitas Valley Healthcare local unit of the Washington State Nurses Association.
Cerner FirstNet Super User
2017 – Present. Worked as a local content expert during implementation of Cerner CommunityWorks conversion for the Emergency Department. Continue to work as the main super user and content expert for the Emergency Department.
Unidentified Patient Process
September 2018. Discovered a gap in processes for unidentified and multiple unidentified patients presenting to the organization. Created policy and worked with key stakeholders to implement a robust policy and workflow to maintain high levels of care for unidentified patients, and creating a pathway to safe positive identification and reconciliation with existing health records.
Coverdell Partner Grant
May 2018 – June 2019. Managed a grant from the CDC Coverdell Program to evaluate processes for the treatment of acute stroke and implement strategies to reduce time-to-therapy. Created a measurable outcome, with time-to-therapy being reduced from ~90 minutes to < 45 minutes for patients who qualified for treatment.
In Situ Simulation
March 2016. Developed, in conjunction with staff from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, an in-situ simulation program for staff. In situ simulation aims to discover latent problems surrounding critical patient incidents by simulating patient care experiences in the environment which they would occur. Developed scenarios and storylines, received input from participants on problem areas and suggestions for improvement, and ensure follow up on identified issues.
Code Sepsis Implementation Team
September 2015. Planning and implementation of a Code Sepsis protocol in the emergency department setting at Kittitas Valley Healthcare. Approximately 6 months spent gathering research articles, best practices, policies, and protocols from around the country and adapted to fit the goals and workflow of the hospital. Created protocol, standard work/process, Powerpoint presentations, interactive media, and other training materials for staff.