If you happen to find yourself a patient at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center, chances are you will come in contact with a member of the Martin family. You’ll be glad you did, because while there are only four family members on the job, they have nearly 80 years of combined experience working at the hospital. They cover everything from the lab to pharmacy, nursing and a medical practice in pediatrics.
Becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) is a wonderful accomplishment for anyone, but it takes time and money, something Carrie Kiser, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) RN at Middlesboro ARH Hospital, hasn’t always had a lot of. But, Kiser, 26 and a native of Chattanooga, has found a great way to help with both her goals and obstacles.
A career in healthcare or medicine can be extremely rewarding – and it does have many benefits. For starters, there are a large variety of career opportunities for people from all educational backgrounds and interests. For example, individuals who do not want to be around blood, but want to work in healthcare, can work as administrative specialists or one several other “non-messing” positions.
Snacks can be a nurse’s best friend during long 12-hour hospital shifts. Of course nurses take breaks, but often it is usually not long enough to consume an entire balanced meal. The lingering question is– what is a nurse supposed to snack on to boost energy levels while providing enough calories to sustain those energy levels throughout a shift?
ARH is a not-for-profit health system serving residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. Operating 14 hospitals, physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies, ARH is the largest provider of care in the region.
For more information about exciting and rewarding careers at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, call our career hotline or email us today!