Over the summer, there have been a few staff changes in various departments at the Ruby Valley Hospital. We are pleased to make the introductions!
Paula Christensen, APRN, FNP-BC
Paula comes to the Ruby Valley Hospital from Deer Lodge Medical Center. The move brings her closer to family in Dillon. While employed as a traveling nurse, Paula worked at the Ruby Valley Hospital from time-to-time and is familiar with the facility. Paula said, “I have a long-term perspective on the Ruby Valley Hospital.”
Paula received her L.P.N. from Butte Vo-Tech and her R.N. from New York University. She earned her Masters of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University in Minneapolis.
Prior to her receiving her nurse practitioner training, Paula was a nurse at Barrett Hospital and a traveling nurse throughout Western Montana. She delivered quite a few Ruby Valley babies at Barrett Hospital and enjoyed filling the critical needs of various rural hospitals. Paula said, “Rural healthcare provided me with excellent experience in a wide range of areas including obstetrics, pediatrics, surgical outpatients, intensive care/emergency room, and charge nurse.” She also spent a few years working as a flight nurse.
Paula grew up and graduated from high school in Dillon. The youngest of her six children will be attending high school in Sheridan this fall. When Paula isn’t busy with her large family, she enjoys antiquing and gardening.
MacKenzie Larsen, MLT(ASCP)
Mackenzie recently joined the Ruby Valley Hospital’s Lab team after completing her active service in the Army. She received her Medical Lab Technician’s certification following her training at Fort Sill (Oklahoma), Fort Sam Houston (Texas) and the Walter Reed Medical Center in D.C.
Mackenzie grew up in Whitefish and is a big quarter horse fan. She enjoys training horses, riding dressage and barrel racing. Mackenzie is also in the Army Reserves.
Jennifer Rohrback, SHRM-CP, PHR