Friday, April 21, 2017
Kelly Lemieux, FNP, has joined the Hospitalist Group at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.
Kelly’s position is to assist the Hospitalists, but her responsibilities can be fairly independent, playing an important role in admissions and discharge planning, patient histories, physical examinations, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and medication orders.
Hospitalists spend most of their work day in the hospital, which makes them more readily available to patients and families when a question about their illness or an upcoming procedure comes up. A Hospitalist is there full-time to provide care, answers and guidance. The Hospitalist coordinates care with a patient’s personal provider, who is only a phone call away. This allows the provider to see outpatients without interruption.
Kelly’s desire to work in the medical field started at a very young age. She grew up in East Burke, and attended Lyndon Institute. She earned her LPN and RN from White Mountains Community College. Kelly received her LPN in May, 2006; she had her first child, Mason, in December, 2006. She went on to get her RN in May, 2008, and had her second child, Georgia, in March, 2008. Her BSN in June, 2013 coincided with Blake in July, 2013. Lucas arrived in August, 2016, just before earning her December, 2016 degree as a nurse practitioner from Simmons College. Kelly is a professional, a mother, wife and multi-tasker at heart!
Kelly has worked in the Birth Center, Med/Surg, Pediatrics, Infusion and Day Surgery at NVRH for the past 9 years. Prior to that, she was at the Riverside Life Enrichment Center in Lyndonville and the Lafayette Center in Franconia, NH; she has experience with virtually every age population. Having been a floor nurse for many years, she has a deep appreciation for the nurses she works with.
She refers to her Hospitalist team role as “a great supportive role.” She appreciates the vast array of diagnosis, the different ages of patients and the group that she’s a part of. “It’s a real team upstairs, which is impressive. I find my role very rewarding, and Dr. Rousse (MD, MPH, Chief Hospitalist and VP of Medical Affairs) is a terrific teacher.”
“We are very fortunate to have Kelly working with us on the Hospitalist Service. Kelly is very committed to this community she grew up in, and it’s great that she’s chosen to live and work here; her calm, steady demeanor is perfect for the job. We look forward to working with her over the year as she transitions to become a provider of healthcare in our region,” said Dr. Rousse.
Now that Kelly isn’t consumed with homework, she enjoys time with her children and husband, Jake. Burke Mountain feels just like home, so skiing with her children, hiking, going to the ocean and simply being with her family makes her complete.