Lake Regional Health System recognized Emergency Department employees during Emergency Team Week on Oct. 7–13.
This week celebrates the dedication and expertise of Lake Regional’s Emergency Department nurses, patient care technicians, health unit coordinators, physicians and mid-level providers. Lake Regional holds the observance annually to coincide with National Emergency Nurses Week.
“The members of our Emergency Department staff come to work every day ready to save lives and help people through difficult, often traumatic, situations,” said Amy Funderburk, R.N., Lake Regional Emergency Department nurse manager. “I am proud of their compassion and their skills in providing emergency care to our community.”
This year, Lake Regional Emergency Department team members are especially proud to celebrate that the hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. No other hospital between Columbia and Springfield is a state-designated center for all three of these time-critical diagnoses.
Lake Regional Health System’s Emergency Department provides 24-hour emergency medical service and treats more than 37,000 patients annually. The nursing staff maintains certifications in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric life support, as well as specialized training in stroke and heart attack care, pediatrics, and trauma.