New Job!

Avera eCARE Account Executive – sounds fancy! As an eCARE Account Executive I will manage the clinical and business needs of Avera’s critical access hospital partners.

As an account executive I will be the main conduit for anything related to eCARE and our partners with responsibility for the specific service lines of Emergency, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy and Hospitalist. I found out last week my regions will be Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.

Avera eCARE recently celebrated it’s 25th anniversary in the telemedicine industry. Here is a brief introduction – click here for more info.

What does Avera eCARE do?

We support your clinicians with a telemedicine team of experts, ready 24/7/365 to assist in care delivery. We help you bring advanced medicine to your community so you can treat more patients in place.

Avera eCARE’s unique model brings services and providers together under one roof, just as if they were in a typical hospital building. The only difference is that we interact with you through advanced communication and video technologies.

How do you benefit?

You’ll deliver better care—and deliver it faster—while improving safety and avoiding unnecessary transfers. In addition, you’re able to provide a better experience for your patients and your providers by giving them access to a network of specialists, who all work for you.

I’m excited for this new opportunity on both a personal and professional level!

Avera Careflight

911MK – Careflight helicopter

Last night was my last shift as an Avera Careflight paramedic. Over the past 3.5 and a half years my job has brought me all over the United States and allowed me to gain experience in so many different ways. I have had the opportunity to be a part of the miracle of birth and the tragedy of death. I have had moments of ecstasy and times I have questioned if the job was really worth it. I have strengthened old friendships and found new ones. I have learned about a wide variety of topics, from aircrafts to x-rays!

Certified Flight Paramedic

My Careflight mission statement reads: I desire to be a medic who is compassionate and competent, making a difference in the lives of my patients, patients’ families and coworkers.

I hope I was able to make a difference during my time as a flight medic. As the sun sets on this part of my journey, I know I will never be the same because of my time with Careflight.

Sun setting over the Avera Careflight Sioux Falls helicopter hangar

Come back Monday to learn all about my new job!