Belleville nurse named stroke coordinator at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

BELLEVILLE – HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recently named Amanda Ernst as stroke coordinator for St. Elizabeth’s Teleneurology Stroke Program.

ernst amandaErnst, a resident of Belleville, previously served the hospital as a critical care RN in the Emergency Department. She has been employed by St. Elizabeth’s for six years.

In the stroke coordinator role, Ernst is responsible for developing clinical care standards and appropriate services for stroke care and tracking data, and ensuring compliance with national stroke measures. Additionally, she aids in rapid response of acute stroke patients and assists with the use of telemedicine to provide comprehensive stroke assessment and treatment.

“It is my honor to serve St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and our region as a leader in acute stroke care,” said Ernst. “I plan to continue building our relationship with the community, and hope that by providing education we help patients get to the hospital quicker, which can improve outcomes after stroke.”

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has served as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital for the region since 2014, as designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. St. Elizabeth’s was the first hospital in the Metro East to gain this designation.

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