ECRMC Nurse Accepted Into DNP/FNP Program

As ECRMC honors its dedicated nurses during Nursing week, the hospital is pleased to recognize Avelina Ramirez, RN who has been accepted into the Doctor of Nursing Practice/Family Nurse Practitioner Program (DNP/FNP) at University of San Diego (USD).
Currently an Administrative Nursing Supervisor, Ramirez has been with ECRMC since 1996. She’s held positions in the Intensive Care Unit and Medical Surgical Unit. In addition to her service with ECRMC, Ramirez is an active member of the Imperial Valley Nursing Council and the California Association of Nurse Practitioners – Imperial Valley Chapter. She volunteers her time as a certified long-term care ombudsman for Imperial County since 2007 and regularly volunteers at the Valley Orthopedic Clinic.
“I’m happy to further my education and am grateful to ECRMC for allowing me to do so,” said Ramirez. “My education allows me to give back to the community. I love providing patients the best care possible. My research interests are geared towards evidence-based practice and issues dealing with healthcare policy, health disparities and advanced practice nursing in rural communities.”
Ramirez will begin the DNP/FNP program in Fall of 2011.
El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) is a licensed 165-bed general acute care facility located in El Centro, Calif. ECRMC is committed to providing the community with high quality healthcare as reflected in its mission statement: “To Provide Healthcare Excellence For The Imperial Valley.”
ECRMC is moving forward with the planning and development of the hospital expansion project that will replace the older portion of the hospital. In addition, the hospital is developing a new facility to meet the needs of the Imperial Valley and provide an advanced healthcare facility and service.
ECRMC has recently announced a collaboration with the Oncology and Hematology Center of Imperial Valley to create the El Centro Regional Medical Center Oncology and Hematology Center. Maintaining its commitment to medical technology advancement, the hospital has invested in the da Vinci Si HD Surgical System. The surgery system allows for safe and less intrusive procedures in various surgical fields, including urology, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology and more.
Effective August 2010, ECRMC partnered with TeamHealth, one of the nation’s leading healthcare staffing organizations, to provide high quality emergency department management and staffing, elevating the hospital’s ER department.


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