In the Spotlight- Emergency Room Director, Caitlin Higley, RN
Meet our Emergency Room Director, Caitlin Higley, RN! Caitlin earned her Registered Nursing degree from Columbia Basin College and is a local, originally from Othello. She has been a nurse for 11 1/2 years and an OMHC nurse for 10 1/2 years. When you visit Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, you can find Caitlin working as a floor nurse as well as overseeing the Emergency Room and assisting the Clinical Service Director aka Director of Nursing, Megan Shepard, RN. Part of what Caitlin does is data collection and input for the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project, the Coverdell Stroke Program, Peer Review, the Trauma Registry (including our Trauma Level 5 Designation renewal, compliance and reporting), and policy revision and renewals among other things. Be assured that the community is in very capable hands when visiting the ER at OMHC!
In the Spotlight- Director of Nursing, Megan Shepard, RN
Here at OMHC, we pride ourselves with excellent nursing care. That is largely thanks to our dedicated Nursing Director, Megan Shepard, RN. Megan has been on the team here at Odessa Memorial for the last 10 1/2 years and a nurse for 11 1/2 years. A local, Megan was born and raised on her family's farm in Lind, WA and she obtained her RN from Big Bend Community College. As the OMHC Nursing Director, Megan oversees all clinical service departments in the hospital, which includes nursing, laboratory, radiology, infection control, social services, activities, and the emergency room. Our nursing department is here to serve the Odessa Community and surrounding areas and some of the specialty nursing services we provide are outpatient procedures, IV infusions, injections, port flushes, wound care, and catheter changes. Come see Megan and our nursing department here at Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center for quality care close to home!