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Ruthanne Carol Reichert

Ruthanne Carol Reichert, American flight nurse. Certified American Council of Learned Societies instructor, Basic Cardiac Life Support instructor, Pouch Attachment Ladder System provider; EMT-paramedic, Michigan, Idaho; Registered Nurse, Michigan, Idaho, Illinois, Wyoming. Named on of Outstanding Young Women of America, 1986; recipient Young Women’s Christian Association Graduate scholarship, 1988.

Background

  • Reichert, Ruthanne Carol was born on February 27, 1960 in Newark. Daughter of William George and Jean Eva (Kopf) R. Junior.

  • Education

    • Student, Calvin College, 1981. Bachelor of science in nursing, Rush University, 1983. Master of Science, Rush University, 1989.

    Career

    • Staff nurse newborn Intensive Care Unit Center DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Illinois, 1984-1985. Staff nurse Intensive Care Unit St. John's Hospital, Jackson, Wyoming, 1983-1988. Flight nurse Jackson Hole Air Ambulance, 1983-1986, co-chief flight nurse, 1986-1988.

      Staff nurse transplant unit Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, 1988-1989. Flight nurse specialist Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, 1989-1990. Clinical nurse specialist Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, 1989-1990.

      Chief flight nurse Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Idaho Falls, 1990-1991, program director, since 1991. Adjunct faculty Grand Valley State University, Kirkhoff School of Nursing, Granville, Michigan. Course director trauma Nursing Specialty Course, 1989.

      Presenter in field; site surveyor Commission on Accreditation of Air Medical Services, Anderson, South Carolina, since 1990. Consultant Lord, Bissell and Brook, Attorneys at Law, Chicago, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Certified American Council of Learned Societies instructor, Basic Cardiac Life Support instructor, Pouch Attachment Ladder System provider. EMT-paramedic, Michigan, Idaho. Registered Nurse, Michigan, Idaho, Illinois, Wyoming.

    Membership

    Volunteer Teton County Search and Rescue, Wyo, since 1990. Member National Abortion Rights Action League, Union of Concerned Scientists. Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses (Critical Care Registered Nurse), West Michigan Chapter American Association of Critical Care Nurses (chairman political action committee 1989-1990), Emergency Nurses Association (Certified Emergency Nurse), National Flight Nurses Association (certified registered flight nurse), Northwest Chapter National Flight Nurses Association (board member at large 1992-1993, treasurer 1994-1995), Wilderness Medical Society, Sigma Theta Tau, Professional Skaters Guild American, United States Figure Skating Association, Ice Skating Insurance American.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: water sports, winter sports, music, professional figure skating.

    Connections

    • father: William George Junior
    • mother: Jean Eva (Kopf) R. Junior
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    Born February 27, 1960
    (age 57)
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