Mount Nittany Health is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Maynard, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, as stroke coordinator for Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Maynard graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996 and achieved her master’s degree in 2010 from the University of California, San Francisco. She has previously worked as a bedside nurse in cardiology and critical care at the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital, and as a nurse coordinator for interventional radiology and the cardiac cath lab at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Her most recent position was as the critical care clinical nurse specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, Calif.
In her new position, Maynard will be responsible for the coordination of a stroke patient’s care across the continuum. From the time EMS is called, through the hospital stay and even into rehabilitation, Maynard’s job is to make sure stroke patients and their families receive the care they need.
“This is such an exciting time for Mount Nittany Medical Center. My goal is to help the medical center be known for their stroke care. I want the community to recognize that if they know someone who has had a stroke or if they have had a stroke themselves, they are going to get excellent care at Mount Nittany Medical Center. We’ll do everything possible to give them the quality of life they want,” said Maynard.