Carol Bailey ’03 – Division Chair, Greater Lafayette Health Services

GLHS announces awards, organizational appointments

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Greater Lafayette Health Services congratulates the following Home Hospital intensive care nurses who passed a certification exam and received the status of certified critical care nurses through the Association of Critical Care Nurses.

– Leigh Wilken, R.N.
– Pat Ginda, R.N.
– Joan Glick, R.N.
– and Ashley Schwartz, R.N.

The nurses are also required to complete 1,750 hours in direct bedside care of acutely or critically ill patients within a two-year period as well as participate in continuing education programs to maintain certification.

Organizational Appointments
Dana Slatton, R.N. has been appointed to division director of Emergency Services for Greater Lafayette Health Services.

In her new position, Slatton will be responsible for the operation of the emergency departments on both campuses and the Ambulance/EMS.

Slatton received her associate’s degree in nursing in 1985 from Purdue University North Central and her bachelor’s of science degree from Purdue University in 1999. She joined the staff at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in 1985 as a staff nurse and worked on 3 Central and in Ambulatory Surgery. She transferred to the Emergency Care Center in 1988 and was promoted to department director in 1998.

Slatton is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and is a Certified Emergency Nurse. She is also an ACLS, PALS and TNCC instructor.

Carol Bailey, R.N., has been appointed division director of Inpatient Medicine Services for Greater Lafayette Health Services.

In her new position, Bailey will be responsible for 2 PCW, 3 East and 3 Central.

Bailey graduated from the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1974. She received her bachelor’s in health art from the College of Saint Francis in 1979 and her master’s degree in management from the Indiana Wesleyan University in 2003.
Bailey joined the staff at Home Hospital in 1984 as a staff nurse in the Critical Care Unit. She was promoted to Patient Care Coordinator in 1989 and department director of 3 PCW in 2001.

Tammy Summers, R.N., has been appointed division director of Inpatient Surgical Services for Greater Lafayette Health Services.

In her new position Summers will be responsible for 4 North, 4 PCW and 3 PCW.

Summers received her bachelor of science in nursing from Purdue University in 1991. She completed her ACLS and CCRN national certification in 1995 and became Orthopedic Nurse Certified in May 2006. As a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses she served as Secretary/Treasurer for the local AACN Chapter from 1996-2002. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Golden Key National Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta.

Summers began her nursing career in 1988, when she joined the staff at St. Elizabeth on 3 Central as a nurse tech. She transferred to the St. Elizabeth ICU in 1989. Following graduation from Purdue University, she worked at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and then joined the Home Hospital critical care unit in 1991. She was promoted to department director of 4 PCW in June 2003.


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