The Ottawa County Health Department has welcomed Andrea Trick to its nursing staff.
Trick, a Catawba Island resident, began work as a registered nurse part-time on Feb. 19.
Previously, she worked for Stein Hospice, Fremont Memorial Hospital (19 years as a registered nurse case manager) and at Oberlin Hospital in the chemical dependency unit.
A native of Northeast Ohio, Trick is a graduate of North Central Technical College and the Mansfield branch of The Ohio State University.
Trick said she looks forward to her service with the health department because she enjoys the one-on-one time she is able to spend with home care patients.
“I love the personal relationships you create and develop with the families,” said Trick, who considers nursing her mission in life.
At present, the health department nursing staff consists of four full-time nurses and four part-time nurses, said Diane Kokinda, director of nursing.
The part-time nurses’ main role concentrates on the home health care division. During her orientation period, Trick was teamed with another registered nurse and will eventually undertake the home visits by herself, Kokinda explained.
Trick and her husband, Craig, have four children: Nicole, Shelby, Corban and Alexis.
Her favorite pastime is leisure boating on Lake Erie.