March 15th, 2004

Joyce Holtkamp, R.N., Postanesthesia Care Unit, recently passed the Postanesthesia Nursing Certification examination. She is the first person at the hospital to achieve this certification, and one of nearly 6,000 in the nation.

The voluntary certification, awarded by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, validates knowledge gained through professional education and experience.

Holtkamp began working in Great River Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit in 1996, and transferred to the Surgical Services Department in 1999.