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Imke Casey, DNP, CRNA, RHIT is Elected to the American Health Council's Nurse Board

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NEW YORK, Aug. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Health Council recently elected Imke Casey, DNP, CRNA, RHIT to its Board of Nurses. Currently a nurse anesthetist at the Indian Health Services Department, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Casey provides quality input to ensure that operations run smoothly and efficiently. While she has held her current role for 18 years, she has spent nearly two decades expanding her skills and knowledge in anesthesia and nursing informatics while educating the next generation of nursing experts.

When she was younger, Dr. Casey often cared for her brother after he suffered injuries from a car accident. The experience left a nurturing imprint in her mind, which led her to pursue a career in the nursing science. She enrolled at Columbus State University and earned an associate's degree in nursing in 1993; then she completed the bachelor's degree at Emory University in 1995. Later, she attended the University of Puerto Rico and completed the master's in nursing anesthesia in 1999. In 2011, she added a post-graduate certificate in healthcare informatics from Nova Southeastern University. By 2015, Dr. Casey obtained a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Georgia College and State University. The following year, she took her current position with the Indian Health Services and accepted a graduate nursing adjunct faculty position with Wilkes University.

Each day at the Indian Health Services, Dr. Casey works alongside colleagues to ensure that quality anesthesia services are provided. She takes pride in her ability to enact change within the communities served by the Indian Health Services. Her successful career is a product of her work ethic, and she humbly thanks her family for their support throughout her career. She credits a strong family foundation, superb mentors, and her determination for her success.

To ensure that she remains connected with other healthcare professionals, Dr. Casey is a member of several organizations including the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and the Health Information Management Systems Society. She is also a member of the Women's Giving Alliance and the Community Foundation of South Lake County. An active member of the healthcare industry, Dr. Casey plans to continue to teach the next generation of healthcare experts in the future.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation's only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: http://americanhealthcouncil.org

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients' lives day in and day out. The AHC is honoring "America's Best Doctors and Nurses," as well as the nation's best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council's "Best in Medicine" and "Best in Nursing" awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: http://bestinmedicine.org and http://bestinnursing.org.

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, NY United States
Phone: 1-631-617-6590
Email: media@americanhealthcouncil.org

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