Karen R. Hagen as been named the Emergency Department Director at Northern Hospital of Surry County.
Hagen will manage all operations for the department, according to hospital officials. She joins comes to Northern from Indianapolis, Indiana, and recently served as nurse manager over a 26-bed emergency department. She has been an emergency department or trauma center nurse since 1999.
Hagen received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Indiana University and is certified by the Board of Emergency Nursing as an Emergency Nurse (CEN) and a Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN).
Officials indicated the Emergency Department at Northern Hospital employs more than 60 staff and physicians. Mount Airy Emergency Physicians PLLC, a group of seven emergency medicine physicians and nurse practitioners, have served the patients of Northern Hospital for more than 15 years. Nearly 36,000 visits were made to the Northern Hospital Emergency Department in 2013.
Northern Hospital of Surry County is a facility with a number of outpatient service locations and physician offices providing an array of services. Its state-of-the art Surgery Center houses a wide range of in and outpatient procedures including orthopedics, gynecology, gastroenterology, urological, surgeries of the eye, and other general surgeries.Northern serves the northwest Piedmont region of North Carolina and neighboring counties in southwest Virginia.
Persons may obtain more information on Northern’s services by calling 336-719-7000, visit www.northernhospital.com, or on Facebook and on Twitter @FollowMeNHSC.