Pemberton promoted to chief nursing officer |

Pemberton promoted to chief nursing officer

Anastasia (Stacy) Pemberton
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Grand River Health recently promoted Emergency Department Director Anastasia (Stacy) Pemberton, RN, to chief nursing officer for the organization.

Pemberton grew up in Chicago and ventured west in 1989 to pursue a degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After graduating in 1993, she “lived her retirement in her twenties,” so to speak, by working winters as a professional ski patroller, and the summers as a raft guide, mountaineering guide, and dive master all over the world.

After the events on Sept. 11, 2001, Pemberton felt it was time to change the direction of her life and do something that she felt made more of an impact in people’s lives. Hence, she began her career of emergency nursing which has been at Grand River Health for the past nine years. She started as a “night shifter” in the ER, and moved up quickly to a supervisor, a trauma nurse coordinator, an emergency department director, and most recently she says she was “given the privilege of serving all nursing as chief nursing officer.”

“Grand River Health is the only hospital I could serve in such a position because I know the clinical staff will be supported in becoming the best clinicians they can be so we can take better care of our patients,” Pemberton said. “The focus of Grand River Health is to become the first choice for community healthcare because we offer the best clinical care, as well as stellar patient experience. We are growing and expanding to meet the needs voiced by our community and I look forward to offering new services, such as a transitional intensive care unit, an outpatient infusion clinic, and in the coming years we hope to bring back labor and delivery. Grand River is committed to quality, customer service, and service to our community. I am thrilled to be part of such a great team.”

Grand River Health serves western Garfield County in an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. Grand River Health operates Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, E. Dene Moore Care Center, Clinic West in Battlement Mesa, Grand River Student Health Centers in Rifle and Parachute. Grand River’s focus is on offering meaningful clinical, community outreach, and exceptional, local health care.

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