July 11, 2017
WICHITA – Wesley Healthcare has named Jamie Logan its new director of critical care services. Logan, who began her career as a nurse tech in Wesley’s critical care unit in 2006, will focus on quality and patient safety initiatives as well as on recruitment and retention efforts in the intensive care units.
“We are very excited about Jamie moving into the critical care director role,” said Joyce Soule, chief nursing officer for Wesley Healthcare. “Her experience and organizational knowledge add strength to our nursing leadership team. She has attention to details and is committed to living her mission in all that she does.”
Critical care services are the direct delivery of medical care for a critically injured or critically ill patient. A collaborative team of doctors, nurses and other allied professionals use high complexity decision-making to assess and treat patients in order to prevent further deterioration of the patient’s condition. Treatment in the intensive care unit involves patients who are experiencing life-threatening conditions or who have experienced trauma or disease complications.
“Critical care nurses use advanced skills to provide complex assessments and treatment of their patients,” Soule said. “Not only does Wesley Medical Center provide care for emergent level 1 trauma patients, but they also provide care to patients who are experiencing any kind of life-threatening medical condition at the most vulnerable time in their lives.”
Logan received her associates in applied science nursing degree from Butler Community College and transitioned to a registered nurse. She was promoted to assistant nurse manager in 2012 and then to unit manager in 2013 before being named director of Wesley’s critical care services. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Tabor College in 2011 and plans to attend Friends University next spring for her master’s degree in healthcare management.
“I am very excited about this new opportunity,” Logan said. “The hospital has blessed me with so many opportunities to grow and develop as a professional leader in the healthcare field.”
Logan has served in her community as a team captain for the American Heart Association and as a volunteer with Good Samaritan Mobile Care.