Meet Tammy Curtin

<strong>Health professional: </strong>Tammy Curtin, 38, Shawano <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span><strong>Job title:</strong> Registered Nurse, Nurse Facilitator</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span><strong>Professional specialties:</strong> Emergency and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span><strong>Years at Shawano Medical Center:</strong> 5</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span><strong>Education: </strong>North Western Technical College-Green Bay for nursing and EMT-basic</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q How did you become interested in this type of work?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>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.</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q What career would you have if not this?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>A Restaurant owner. I probably would have bought my dad&rsquo;s restaurant, Springies Log Inn, had I not been going to school for nursing at the time he sold it.</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q What kinds of things are you required to do as part of your job?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>A Take care of patients physically, emotionally and mentally. It&rsquo;s more than general tasks, it&rsquo;s how I get to be there for the patient and their families as a whole.</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q What has this job taught you that you would not have learned otherwise?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>A How to be more understandable of people&rsquo;s circumstances.</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q What do you like to do in your time off?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>A I love to be around family and friends, and cook or bake.</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q What are three of your most important accomplishments?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>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.</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q What is your favorite food?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>A By far &mdash; Fillet Mignon on the grill, especially when someone else makes it.</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q What is your favorite quote?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>A &ldquo;Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don&rsquo;t matter, and those who matter don&rsquo;t mind.&rdquo; Dr. Seuss</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q What is your favorite movie?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>A &ldquo;Message in a Bottle&rdquo;</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>Q Do you have a pet?</p> <p><span class="neIDps" style="display: none;"> </span>A Two reverse brindle (black) boxers, Lexi and Lainee</p>

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Tiffany Wilbert
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