Dana Ellis Appointed to NRMC Board of Directors
Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Ellis, RN to the Board of Directors. Ellis is the Occupational Health Nurse at 3M in Nevada where she has been employed since 2012. Prior to that, she worked at NRMC for 16 years as a registered nurse in Surgical Services and the Maternity Center.
“We are excited to have Dana on the board,” said Steve Russ, NRMC Board of Directors Chair. “Her experience and insight from working in health care at NRMC in the past and currently at 3M, will be valuable to NRMC.”
Ellis was born in Fort Scott, Kansas and raised in Nevada where she graduated high school in 1991. She earned an Associate’s degree in nursing from Fort Scott Community College in 1997 and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pittsburg State University in 2008. She also currently holds a certification in occupational health nursing and case management through the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses.
Ellis will replace Brad Copeland, DVM after his two-term service of 6 years. In 2017 and 2018, Dr. Copeland served as Chair of the Finance and Technology committees of the hospital board.
“Our hospital, the employees, and the patients it serves are important to me,” Ellis said. “And as a health care provider with roots in our community, I feel I have the ability to offer support to the board and those the hospital serves.
My goal is to support employees while maintaining the integrity of the facility to see it through for the next generation of health care providers and community members. NRMC is facing financial hardship, as are many rural hospitals. However, I know NRMC has the strength to overcome what some hospitals have not. NRMC has dedicated, knowledgeable employees and physicians that provide excellent healthcare to the members of our community.”
Ellis was also appointed to the NRMC Foundation Board of Directors in February of this year and recently served on the gala event committee.
“Dana has been an excellent addition to the Foundation board,” said Natalie Eberhard, Community Relations and Foundation Manager at NRMC. “She is engaged and forward thinking. We are lucky to have her help with our fundraising events.”
Ellis serves the community through many other civic organizations including First Presbyterian Church, Healthy Nevada, Relay for Life, and Vernon County 4-H. She is also a past member of the YMCA Board of Directors.
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About Nevada Regional Medical Center
Serving a six-county area since 1937, Nevada Regional Medical Center is a 71-bed acute, intensive and skilled care hospital. Nevada Regional Medical Center has earned recognition as a respected regional medical center for its comprehensive health care services, skilled and caring employees and state-of-the-art medical technology. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, orthopedics, wound care services, and general, vascular, thoracic and oncological surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in oncology, pulmonology, podiatry, ear, nose, and throat and cardiology.