The American Health Council Appoints Ms. Martha Bourgeois to the Nursing Board

The American Health Council has cordially appointed Ms. Martha Bourgeois to its prestigious Nursing Board. With almost four decades of service in the healthcare sector, Ms. Bourgeois, from Maineville, Ohio, is a highly experienced Registered Nurse, who is particularly revered for her expertise in PACU, Recovery Room, and Nursing.

Ms. Bourgeois first became involved in the profession after she saw how well the nurses cared for her father when he was very ill. She was inspired by this experience and wanted the opportunity to provide the same care to many more lives.

Ms. Bourgeois studied for her Diploma, BSN and her RN in Nursing, completing her studies in 1979. Following this, she was employed at Clinton Memorial Hospital, where she remained until 2016.

For the past four years, Ms. Bourgeois works as a Registered Nurse at the Lindner Center of Hope/ UC Health, where her main role is in PACU. She observes and monitors the patient post ECT treatment, where general anesthesia is utilized for this treatment. Other daily responsibilities include getting the department ready for the day and assisting in the pre-op process by starting IVs. On average, she cares for between six and twelve patients each day.

The Lindner Center of Hope in Mason, Ohio, is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression center, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age twelve and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults through the HOPE Center North location and research. Key services cater for patients suffering from; Addictive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Co-Occurring Disorder, Depression, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It also specializes in Adolescent Mental Health and Research.

Looking back at her impressive career to date, Ms. Bourgeois attributes her success to her strong and positive upbringing. She was always told to do a good job, and to do it well, with a smile on your face. This approach has resulted in the esteemed nurse becoming a mentor to several nurses and receiving the Employee of the Year award from Clinton Memorial Hospital in 1993 and again in 2006.

Looking to the future, Ms. Bourgeois hopes to continue providing the best care possible for her patients, and re-certifying for PALS and ACLS. She would also like to train in TMS. When not busy working, Ms. Bourgeois enjoys running 5K’s and marathons. To relax, she loves reading a good book and spending time with her family.

Ms. Bourgeois remains active in the Tri-state area, by volunteering with Bread Brothers, a group of volunteers that coordinate with local grocers (Kroger) and obtain donations of bread/pastries, and produce, and deliver to local food banks. She has also volunteered at the Freestore Food bank, where she fills packs for local schools. These packs provide meals for children through the weekend. In addition, Ms. Bourgeois participates in local activities, such as the Mini Heart marathon and The Flying Pig half marathon, to name just a couple.

Martha L. Bourgeois

RN

Registered Nurse at Lindner Center of Hope/ UC Health

  • Linder Center of Hope in Mason, Ohio is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically- advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness.
  • A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression center, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12 and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults through the HOPE Center North location and research.

Source: Lindner Center of Hope/ UC Health