Staff Story: Laura Jean Byers
Laura Jean Byers is a Registered Nurse in the Health Sciences North Emergency Department and although she is originally from Sudbury, she has only worked at HSN since 2009. For 21 years, she gained knowledge from positions in Canada including Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario and also worked in New Orleans, as well as in the United Kingdom. Laura is a Certified Emergency Nurse, which requires more training and a written exam and is also an Instructor in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). This program offers education to all healthcare professionals in Ontario and is hosted at HSN. She is also a member of the Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT) for the province of Ontario.
Laura believes Sudbury has the potential to become a centre of excellence in health care. People need to take responsibility for their healthcare through education and preventive care. A good hospital comes from the community and we have the resources to move forward. She believes to move forward we need to become involved and play an active role in our communities.