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Meet Our Nurses!

May 6th – May 12th is National Nurses Week, where we honor our compassionate and courageous nurses.
In honor of National Nurses Week 2014, we had a chance to sit down with the nurses of Urgent Care of Connecticut for a “Get to Know You” session. Although they are not directly involved in daily patient care, they each play a large role behind the scenes to ensure that Urgent Care of Connecticut operates smoothly.
Linda
Linda Rohatsch, RN, BSN is the Chief Operating Officer for Urgent Care of Connecticut. She works directly with the CEO and CMO to provide leadership and direction to the clinical and administrative staff.
 
Tracey
Tracey Cassese, RN, BSN, B-C, LNCC is the Director of Clinical Implementation for Urgent Care of Connecticut. She ensures that new clinics open smoothly and fully equipped with everything needed.
 
Sabrina
Sabrina Huhn, RN, BSN is the Director of Clinical Education for Urgent Care of Connecticut. She provides education and training to new employees throughout the orientation process.
 
 
Where did you earn your degree?
Linda: “Western Connecticut State University”
Sabrina: “I completed my Associates through SUNY-Orange in Middletown, NY. I then completed my BSN through University of Phoenix.”
Tracey: “I earned my B.S. in Nursing from University of Connecticut. My graduate programs were at Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven, and Fairleigh Dickinson University.”
Tell us briefly about your background. Where have you worked before coming to Urgent Care of Connecticut?
Linda: “I worked clinically at Westchester Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic and just prior, I was the administrator at Stewart Air National Guard Base Medical Group.”
Sabrina: “I have mainly worked as a Medical/Surgical RN, I did this at Bon Secour Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. I later worked at Easton Hospital in Easton, PA where I was able to gain some experience in Obstetrics/NICU nursing.
Tracey: “My career began at Yale New Haven Hospital as a staff nurse for infants and toddlers. Through the years I have been a staff nurse in various pediatric settings at hospitals, corporations, schools, and private practices.”
What inspired you to become a nurse?
Linda: “I was an EMT/Med Tech in the Air Force and I was inspired by the nurses I worked with.”
Sabrina: “I have always wanted to be a nurse as far as I can remember. I received a lot of support from my family as well as my military family when I decided to pursue my dreams of becoming a nurse.
Tracey: “My passion to help infants, toddlers, and children of all ages with critical care needs.”
What is your favorite memory or most inspiring moment during your nursing career?
Linda: “Taking care of the wounded military members while deployed to Balad, Iraq. I had the honor to take care of many outstanding and strong fellow service members.”
Sabrina: “My fondest memories involve patients I have cared for and their families. Being able to make them smile and communicate with them when they are in need gives me a feeling of fulfillment.”
Tracey: “There have been so many inspiring moments. I cannot help but have a personal connection to my patients. It is always rewarding when I can make a visible difference in the care they receive.”
What does the future hold for nursing careers?
Linda: “The nursing profession has endless opportunities! The sky’s the limit.”
Sabrina: “The sky is the limit…I am so excited about the nursing field and patient care. There are so many different avenues you can take.”
Tracey: “There are so many facets of nursing. Besides hands-on care for patients, nursing offers abundant opportunities in education and research.”
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