Emergency Services


Meet the Emergency Department

Below are a few of the faces that you may see around the UMC Emergency Departments. No matter who you run into, know that they will be professional, understanding, and dedicated to providing you with the care that you or your loved ones need.

Terry S: Charge Nurse (Adult ER)

When I am not at UMC...
... I like bowling, and watching football and NASCAR.
I was proud to be part of...
... once a patient told me she was pregnant, and asked me to help her tell her boyfriend, so we all sat down on the bed and told him. Nine months later, they came back to introduce their new baby girl.
Why did I become a nurse? Because...
... when I graduated from high school, my friend was in a terrible car accident (in surgery for hours and critical for weeks). When I saw how his nurse took such good care of him, and in six months he was able to walk out of the hospital, I said to myself, "this is what I want to do." I applied to nursing school and have been a nurse ever since. And I still love it!

David O: Doctor (Adult / Trauma ER)

When I am not at UMC...
... I like traveling and snowboarding.
Why did I become a doctor? Because...
... I went into medicine after learning that I had a natural tendency to help people. My first medical experience was in an Emergency Room. I was hooked! I have no regrets, and would do it all over again. I love my job, my colleagues and the team we have created at UMC. We have risen to many challenges over the years and we are only getting better.
My favorite part of this job is...
... making people smile in the middle of the hectic Emergency Room (staff and patients alike).

Griselda C: Nurse (Pediatric ER)

When I am not at UMC...
... I sew, cook, and hang out with my family.
My favorite part of this job is...
... being able to comfort sick children and their families. I love to watch children leave the Emergency Room feeling better than when they came in. And I enjoy teaching parents how they can help their children once they get back home.
A moment I was proud to be part of...
... was when I cared for a child who was having severe difficulty breathing. We all worked very hard to help him, and in the end our teamwork paid off. By the time he went to Intensive Care, he was able to open his eyes and speak to us. His mother was so relieved.