Introduction by Billie Fields-Baer
Good Evening, welcome friends, family, colleagues, and our Board of Education members. It is my honor to present to you the 2022 Tri-Rivers Adult Education Outstanding Alumni…Hillary Sutter.
Hillary can be described as a devoted student to Tri-Rivers Adult Education. Not only because she has always strived to do her best, while continually challenging herself, but because she has graduated from every adult healthcare program in which Tri-Rivers Adult Education has to offer. Hillary is a 2006 graduate of the Patient Care Technician Program and a 2006 graduate of the Emergency Medical Technician Program. Upon completion of these two programs, Hillary began her Health Career Career at Med-Corp as an ambulance transporter, where she worked for three years.
After leaving Med-Corp, she continued to work in home health care for an additional four years. It was during this time Hillary decided that she wanted to enhance her knowledge and enrolled in the Tri-Rivers Adult Education Paramedic Program, which she completed in 2007. In 2012 Hillary enrolled in our Practical Nursing program which she completed in 2013. Upon graduating from the Practical Nursing program, she worked with the MRDD population at Angeline Industries for two years. Striving for more challenges, Hillary then began working at Presidential Post Acute as an LPN where she gained experience for three years before returning to Tri-Rivers yet again to enroll in the LPN to RN program, which she completed in 2019.
Upon graduating from the RN program, Hillary worked as a contingent RN at Presidential Post Acute. Where she also took on the role of Assistant to Christin Browning Nurse Practitioner, making rounds on patients at various facilities.
Hillary not only had a long-standing history, but had a great rapport with the residents and the staff, and therefore was offered the position as Director of Nursing of the facility in which she currently holds.
As the Director, Hillary has been faced with many challenges beginning her new. Position at the onset of the COVID pandemic, which came with numerous challenges. She has also learned to fill the roles of various positions within the facility due to staffing shortages, such as MDS, scheduling, and fiscal while continuing to work as a floor nurse. Not only has she survived running a LTC facility during a pandemic, she has also survived a remodel, a flood and a re-remodel of her facility
Therefore, it is obvious to why Hillary has been chosen as out 2022 Outstanding Tri-Rivers Adult Education Alumni.