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Gila Regional Medical Center Nurses Receive Critical Care Certification

Pictured back row, left to right: Lawrence Aquino, Angela Cox, James Vigil, Meagan Montoya, Vince Torres. Front row, left to right: Sonia Rivera, Victoria Vega, Rexine Sierra, Jessica Escobar, Dr. Donald Stinar, Kelly Rodriquez, Annabelle Evans, Octavia Djanque, Roberta (Bertie) Berry.

Silver City, NM, April 29, 2019 – Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), a 68-bed acute care hospital serving Grant County in southwest New Mexico, announced today that 11 RNs underwent education and training for Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Certification.

The two-day education and training program was conducted Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, at the hospital, and supervised by Dr. Donald Stinar, Dr. Nathan Williams, Donna Kiehne, CNP, and GRMC clinical directors including Bertie Vesely, RN, Octavia Djanque, RN, Rexine Sierra, RN, Stephanie Provencio, RN, and Vince Torres, RN. The RNs who received certification include Max Rothpletz, Vince Torres, Christina, Solberg, Victoria Vega, Meagan Montoya, Stephanie Provencio, Sonya Rivera, Jessica Sprague, James Vigil, Annabelle Evans, and Jessica Escobar.

According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fundamental Critical Care Support training prepares non-intensivists to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The course assists the non-intensivist in dealing with the sudden deterioration of critically ill patients and prepares house staff and nurses for ICU coverage.

"The support of education in our Nursing Clinical areas is an investment in our staff and in turn further supports our patient care. Our goal is to always provide safe, quality patient-centered care," said Kelly Rodriquez, Interim Chief Nursing Officer of Gila Regional.

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About Gila Regional Medical Center

Gila Regional Medical Center is a county-owned, not-for-profit, 68-bed acute care hospital with a strong commitment to the people they serve. Investments in technology and certified caregivers provide quality care delivery through a patient-centered approach. It is home to the Gila Regional Cancer Center and the Surgical Center of the Southwest.

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