Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce that Andrew Blaes, an adult-geriatric acute care nurse practitioner, has rejoined its hospitalist team. Hospitalists provide care to patients while they are in the hospital and help arrange the care they will need after going home.
“As an acute care nurse practitioner, Andrew has received extensive training to care for the complex needs of hospitalized patients,” said Michael Burcham, vice president of Lake Regional Physician Practices. “He is a caring and thorough provider, and we are glad to have him at Lake Regional.”
Blaes earned an acute care nurse practitioner master’s degree from Wichita State University. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, he served seven years as an emergency department registered nurse.
“The ability to care for someone during an episode of an acute, critical illness is a great honor,” Blaes said. “I enjoy caring for hospitalized patients and seeing them improve to the point they are able to return home to their loved ones.”
Blaes first joined Lake Regional in 2015. He and his wife, Kayla, moved to be closer to family after their son was born but missed the lake. Blaes never completely left Lake Regional, however, as he has filled in at the hospital as needed.
Originally from Cherryvale, Kansas, Blaes spends much of his free time outdoors. He loves to hunt and fish and is also a drag racer, competing throughout the Midwest.
Lake Regional Health System has more than 100 physicians and nurse practitioners who offer primary and specialty care for lake-area residents and visitors. View their bios at lakeregional.com/physicians.