Recently Added Nurse Practitioner Provides Overnight Care for Two Cardiology Practices (TPHA)

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Jamie Richards, RN, MS, FNP-C, recently joined the teams of both The Premier Heart Associates and Dayton Heart Center to provide overnight coverage at the hospital for the two practices.

As a certified family nurse practitioner, Richards can provide many of the same services a physician can, including ordering tests, doing exams, counseling patients, and writing prescriptions.

“I am excited about the opportunity to bring around-the-clock care to our cardiology practices and to help advance the presence of advanced practice providers working in specialty areas,” Richards says. “I also love the team approach, and the ability to work with some of Ohio’s leading cardiologists.”

The Premier Heart Associates’ George Broderick Jr., MD says there are many benefits to having Richards and other nurse practitioners like her caring for in-patients.

“The hospital has had nurse practitioners working in the Intensive Care Unit during off hours and has had stupendous results in immediate patient care,” he says. “We plan to do that with Jamie – to further enhance the delivery of cardiac care to our patients.” 

Dr. Broderick also says Richards will work closely with the practices’ cardiologists. 

Richards received her Bachelor’s Degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan in 1997, and she earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado in 2013.

Working as a registered nurse for the past two decades, Richards became an advanced practice nurse four years ago. 

Over the years, Richards’ roles have included working as an associate professor in emergency medicine at the University of Colorado; as a nurse practitioner at Denver Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado; as a nurse practitioner in urgent care and occupational health at Wilson Health in Sidney, Ohio, and as a cardiology nurse practitioner for the Ohio Heart Group in Columbus.

Most recently, Richards worked as a cardiology nurse practitioner at Adventist Heart Institute at St. Helena Hospital in Clearlake, California.

Originally from Ohio, Richards says she’s excited to be back near family. When she’s not working, Richards enjoys traveling and has been to 10 countries in Europe. She says her favorite cities include Rome, Italy; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Learn more information about The Premier Heart Associates or Dayton Heart Center

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