Shauna Sparks loves being a surgical nurse. Working with the latest technology,
she assists surgeons in life-saving cardiovascular surgeries. But it's
not just the technical aspects
that she enjoys - it's the personal contact with patients, too.
"Surgery today is very high-tech and precise," she says. "It's
amazing the procedures we can perform. People who come in for surgery
are naturally nervous, though. So I put them at ease by telling them our
marvelous surgeons, anesthesiologists and staff will provide the best
Rideout Memorial Hospital, Fremont Medical Center and the Feather River
Surgery Center provide a broad range of surgical services, with state-of-the-art
equipment and highly trained surgery teams. The three facilities perform
over 8,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries a year.
At one point, Shauna worked in a large urban hospital, but she prefers
Rideout's close-knit environment. "Here we provide excellent
technical care with a more personalized approach," she explains.
"We often know our patients and their families. My mother and godmother
were both nurses at Rideout, and they influenced me to work here. If anyone
in my family had to go into the hospital, they would come here, so that's
important to me.
"Plus," she adds, "whenever we finish an open-heart surgery
and restart the patient's heart, I always get chills to see it beating
again. Nothing's more rewarding than that."
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