Get to know Registered Nurse Carol Fluegge, who serves patients within Mercy Health System.
Carol earned her nursing degree from the University of Delaware in 1982 followed by her bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware and her master’s degree from New York University. She currently holds a position as Vice President of Service Lines for Mercy Health System and specializes in palliative care and physician relations.
In addition to her affiliation with Mercy, Carol additionally holds positions with Saint Vincent Hospital, Suburban Community Hospital, and Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, which allows her to serve a diverse range of patients throughout the Philadelphia community. To further her field, she has participated in published interviews and public health initiatives.
To stay up-to-date with developments in her field, she maintains a professional membership with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Additionally, she reads medical journals and advocates for children’s issues and has participated in fundraisers throughout her career.
The main role of a registered nurse is to assist physicians in providing treatment to patients suffering from various medical conditions. While their primary responsibilities will involve caring for patients, their specific job duties will vary depending on your employer and specialization. While a majority of registered nurses work at hospitals they are not limited to that setting, they can also work in in clinics, schools, assisted living facilities, homes, schools and more. They must also stay up-to-date with new tools and technology to help provide the best care to patients and families, and the best support to doctors and other healthcare professionals. Registered nurses must possess excellent communication, emotional intelligence, teamwork, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Carol attributes her successful career to her tenacity, hard work, and natural leadership abilities. When she is not assisting patients, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and the beauty of nature.
Learn More About Carol Fluegge:
Through her online profile: http://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4142739/info/, she can also be reached through the Mercy Health System website: https://www.mercyhealth.org. Carol is based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.