With more than 35 years of healthcare experience, Scott Gesink provides a depth of understanding not often found. Profound understanding gained through 25 years of critical care nursing, primarily in emergency care and a variety of intensive cares, including trauma, transplantation, medical, surgical, and neurological, also including cardiac catheterization labs, and interventional radiology, Scott understands not only the body, but also the person, and the organizational structure of healthcare they struggle to navigate. His professional life is not limited to acute care; he also has extensive experience from other perspectives. Previous endeavors include wound care, pulmonology, and bariatric assessments in partnership with hospitals and long term care facilities while representing Hill-Rom, laboratory services with Oregon Medical Laboratories, Analytics and Informatics of quality programs for the Medicare Advantage population during his five years as a Healthcare Advocate with Optum. Scott has held multiple roles in management including Assistant Director of Emergency Services, Clinical Supervisor, staff educator, mentor, and preceptor across Minnesota, Arizona, Oregon, and the United States Virgin Islands. He holds a diploma in Nursing from a Baptist hospital based program, and completed and Bachelors Degree in Health Care Services in 2002. He currently maintains his passion for hands on nursing at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, Oregon and lives Portland, Oregon.
Admired by patients and co workers alike, Mercedes demonstrates the perfect balance of professionalism, strong knowledge base, and compassionate care. Advanced training as a forensic SANE nurse, and Clinical ladder III RN, Mercedes' kind but assertive nature provides a confidence and comfort to her patients. Over a decade of experience in Emergency nursing enables her to navigate the diverse, complex, and unusual situations that patient often confront.
Decades of experience as a case manager and care coordinator empower Loris to connect with patients and efficiently facilitate resources and direct clients to the answers they need. Her unique and diverse skill set ensures that family and patients understand the healthcare environment and close the gaps of care that put patients at risk after leaving the hospital.