NorthCrest Welcomes New Directors

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (October 29, 2009) – NorthCrest Medical Center is proud to welcome two new directors to their leadership team, Lisa Linville, RN and Dana Mires, RN. Linville is the new director of NorthCrest’s Critical Care Unit and Mires is the new director of NorthCrest’s Medical Surgical Services. “Lisa and Dana are both great additions […]

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National Healthcare Central Sterile Processing Week is October 10 – 16

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (October 4, 2010) – Help NorthCrest Medical Center celebrate Central Sterile Processing week on October 10 – 16, 2010. A central sterile processing technician is a medical professional who specializes in stocking, sterilizing, packaging, and preparing the tools and equipment that are used in surgical procedures. A professional frequently takes inventory of surgical […]

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Too Hot To Handle

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (August 10, 2010) – Heat-related illnesses (such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion) occur when your body is unable to keep itself cool. As the air temperature rises, your body stays cool through the evaporation of sweat. When humidity is high, you feel uncomfortable because the increased moisture in the air slows the evaporation […]

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NorthCrest Volunteers Donate Item to Pediatric Unit

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (August 9, 2010) – The Volunteers at NorthCrest Medical Center along with the Grapevine Gift Shop recently donated items to the NorthCrest Pediatric Unit. These items will be given to the pediatric patients admitted to the pediatric unit throughout the coming year. ### Pictured (left to right): Leann Pendleton, R.N.; Pat Brown, Volunteer; […]

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NorthCrest S.H.I.P. Program Completes Another Year

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (August 5, 2010) –The NorthCrest S.H.I.P. (Student Healthcare Internship Program) program offers students ages 14-17 the opportunity to gain relevant healthcare exposure on which to base future healthcare education. Through a six week program, which allows rotations in various clinical departments, students are exposed to healthcare occupations. Each student is required to volunteer […]

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NorthCrest Welcomes New ED Director

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (June 29, 2010) – NorthCrest Medical Center is proud to welcome Rick Jansen, RN, BSN to its management team as director of the NorthCrest Emergency Department. “Rick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to NorthCrest in both the patient care and management sides of nursing,” said Scott Raynes, President and CEO of […]

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NorthCrest Auxiliary Scholarships Awarded

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (May 11, 2010) – The NorthCrest Volunteers recently honored the 2010 NorthCrest Auxiliary Scholarship Recipients at their Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. This year’s Auxiliary Scholarship recipients were Ashley Fuqua from Greenbrier High School and Lashonna Willis from Springfield High School. The Auxiliary Scholarships are awarded to two Robertson County high school seniors who […]

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Dr. Pennington Selected as NorthCrest Physician of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (April 1, 2010) – J. Mark Pennington, M.D., family practice physician on staff at NorthCrest Medical Center, has been selected as the Physician of the Year at the Springfield hospital. The employees of NorthCrest Medical Center select the physician of the year award from the winners of the past year’s physician of the […]

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NorthCrest Department of Surgical Services Holds Malignant Hyperthermia Drill

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (March 24, 2010) – NorthCrest Medical Center’s Department of Surgical Services recently held a malignant hyperthermia mock drill. Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a silent, inherited metabolic disorder of muscle. Affected individuals usually appear perfectly normal and have no functional difficulties in everyday life. However, when these individuals are given a triggering anesthetic this […]

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