Lake Regional Health System recognizes Emergency Department employees during Emergency Team Week, Oct. 6–12.
This week celebrates the dedication and expertise of Lake Regional’s Emergency Department nurses, patient care technicians, health unit coordinators, mid-level providers and physicians. Lake Regional holds the observance annually to coincide with National Emergency Nurses Week.
“Our Emergency Department team members have the awesome responsibility of helping people during their most vulnerable times,” said Amy Funderburk, R.N., Lake Regional Emergency Department director. “I am proud of our compassionate and skilled emergency professionals who, every day, give of themselves to save and improve lives.”
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. 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.