Friday, February 10, 2017
Leah Pearl, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) has joined the Anesthesia group at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. She is certified through the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. CRNAs are highly educated anesthesia experts who provide every type of anesthesia for patients of all ages, for any kind of procedure and in every healthcare setting that requires anesthesia.
Leah grew up in Williston, VT. She attended Clemson University in Clemson, SC, graduating with a B.S. in Nursing in 2007. She worked as a nurse for six years, in the Emergency Department at Cottage Hospital, and the Intensive Care Unit at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Leah received her M.S. in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of New England in 2016. Her decision to pursue her degree as a nurse anesthetist was made while as a student nurse at Clemson working in the operating room.
She completed her primary clinical work at Dartmouth in the outpatient and inpatient surgery center, Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH, the University of Vermont Medical Center and NVRH.
While a nurse anesthetist student, Leah was awarded the Jack Neary Memorial Scholarship from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists to pursue her interest in pain management. Jack Neary was a CRNA who worked at Cottage Hospital; his knowledge in and commitment to the field was legendary.
Leah is excited to work at NVRH for many reasons. She lives in the community, which means a great deal to her. She works with a very committed team of CRNAs and deeply appreciates their depth of knowledge and the strong support network they provide.
“The anesthesia team, and all related departments are very pleased with Leah’s arrival. She brings energy and dedication, along with tremendous passion for the field. The fact that she’s chosen to work in the community in which she lives in is terrific,” said Seleem Choudhury, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.
Leah lives in Barnet, VT with her husband Daniel, a pediatric Intensive Care nurse at Dartmouth. They have two children, Adelaide (7) and Jack (4). They enjoy doing anything that involves the outdoors!