Chris O’Connell, MSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, CCRN, CTRN, EMT-B
Trauma Program Manager, Trauma
What is your fondest memory from your 25 years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock?
Watching the grief, confusion or fear fall off a patient, or a patient’s family, after explaining, in simple terms, a medical procedure, plan, or diagnosis. Instilling confidence, providing hope, and imparting knowledge is always gratifying and never gets old.
What about your work/job inspires you?
My faith in God and the resilience of the human spirit. Micah 6:8.
What do you like best about working in your department?
Looking at trauma management from across the system and throughout the spectrum of care, from point of injury to rehabilitation, and how that can improve care for the individual. I am always learning something new and I am challenged daily.