Meet Tammy Curtin

Health professional: Tammy Curtin, 38, Shawano

Job title: Registered Nurse, Nurse Facilitator

Professional specialties: Emergency and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

Years at Shawano Medical Center: 5

Education: North Western Technical College-Green Bay for nursing and EMT-basic

Q How did you become interested in this type of work?

A My grandmother, Jeanette Springborn, had a heart attack when I was a sophomore in high school and I saw how the nurses took care of her. The nurses at SMC were so compassionate to her and our family when she was there and when she passed away, that was when I decided I was going to be an RN someday.

Q What career would you have if not this?

A Restaurant owner. I probably would have bought my dad’s restaurant, Springies Log Inn, had I not been going to school for nursing at the time he sold it.

Q What kinds of things are you required to do as part of your job?

A Take care of patients physically, emotionally and mentally. It’s more than general tasks, it’s how I get to be there for the patient and their families as a whole.

Q What has this job taught you that you would not have learned otherwise?

A How to be more understandable of people’s circumstances.

Q What do you like to do in your time off?

A I love to be around family and friends, and cook or bake.

Q What are three of your most important accomplishments?

A Going to school as an adult and graduating with high honors, my involvement with the community pertaining to car seat safety, and writing a grant for car seats to be distributed at an upcoming Safety Seat Check event.

Q What is your favorite food?

A By far — Fillet Mignon on the grill, especially when someone else makes it.

Q What is your favorite quote?

A “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

Q What is your favorite movie?

A “Message in a Bottle”

Q Do you have a pet?

A Two reverse brindle (black) boxers, Lexi and Lainee

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