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Nurse Staff

Nunica, Michigan, 49448, United States
March 14, 2011

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Rick Dennie

Objective To secure long-term employment in the field of

Nursing/Nursing Management.

Certifications CEN, CCRN, ACLS, BLS, PALS

Experience 2007-2010 South Haven Community Hospital

South Haven, Michigan

Director of Emergency Nursing and Emergency

Department Staff Nurse

Duties included responsibility for daily operations

with 24 hour accountability. Budget formulations,

strategic planning and direct supervision of ED


Transitioned to staff nurse after one and a half

years. Missed patient contact and patient care.

2001 - 2007 Mercy General Health Partners,

Muskegon MI

225 Bed Acute Care Hospital

Director of Inpatient and Emergency Nursing

Duties included, responsibility for day-to-day

operations with 24-hour accountability. Budget

formulations, strategic planning, direct

supervision of unit managers and house supervisors.


Supervised the design and move to a new 18,000

foot, 34 bed Emergency Center.

Directed increased ED visits from 36,000/ year to

44,000/ year while decreasing LBE rate from >3% to

less than 1%.

Decreased door to Doctor time from greater than 55

minutes to consistently less than 20 minutes.

Developed and supervised a patient placement /

house supervisor model that resulted in shortening

the length of stay of admitted ED patients by more

than 90 minutes.

Implemented computerized bed tracking.

Responsible for supervising the implementation of

computerized charting (Cerner Powerchart and First

net) in Critical Care and Emergency department.

Supervised implementation of computerized physician

order entry in areas of responsibility.

Responsible for numerous quality initiatives in ICU

(Keystone Project) Such as glycemic control, vent

associated pneumonia, decubiti reduction.

Sat on and chaired numerous hospital committees:

Linkage, Physician satisfaction, Productivity, Code

blue, Rapid response

Increased patient satisfaction scores from 30th

percentile in 2002 to 80th percentile in 2006


Increased Gallup employee participation in

responsible areas from <20% to > 90% from 2002 to


Increased Gallup engagement scores in areas of

responsibility from and grand mean of < 3.20 to >

than 3.8 from 2002 to 2006

Brownsville Medical Center, Brownsville, TX

175 Bed Acute Care Hospital

Director of Critical Care

Duties included 24 hour responsibility of two 12

bed ICU's. Developing and administrating new open

heart program. Budget, strategic planning,

recruitment and retention.


Established and administrated successful open-heart

program that exceeded two hundred open hearts in

2000 with less than one percent mortality.

Help reduce RN vacancy rate in ICU from > 30% to <

12 % in two years.

Established and chaired Code Blue team established

Recruitment and Retention team. Initiated Shared


Corpus Christi Heart Hospital Corpus Christi, TX

Staff Nurse/Charge nurse CVICU

Care of open heart patients and major vascular

patients post op.

Including Homodynamic, IABP, CVVH monitoring.

Developed staff schedules

Obtained CCRN certification.

1994-1996 Sphon Hospital Corpus Christi


Staff Nurse nuero trauma ICU

Care of pre and post surgical neuro and trauma


ICP monitoring

Involved in Code team and quality team.

1992-1994 Horizon Specialty Hospital

Corpus Christi TX.

Charge Nurse

Night shift charge for 32-bed sub acute rehab


Direct charge for 3-4 LPN's, Respiratory Therapy,

2-3 PCA's

Care for trached vent dependent patients,

Peritoneal dialysis and post op burn patients.

Acquired ACLS

Education 1988-1992 Cambrian College Sudbury Ontario


RN Diploma

Graduated with honors

Almeda University

Bachelor of Science major in Health Care


Interests Golf, Bridge, outdoors

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