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Heather Kerr, ARNP, MSN
A hospitalist is a provider who specializes in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Hospitalists work closely with your primary care provider and frequently inform him or her of your condition.
When you require hospitalization, your provider or an Emergency Department physician will coordinate your admission with a hospitalist. The hospitalists are on site 24 hours a day and work closely with all hospital staff to coordinate your care.
Heather Kerr, ARNP, MSN is part of our Health First hospitalist team. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing, Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH. Her Bachelor of Science in Nursing was completed at Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology was completed at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Heather has more than ten years of experience in healthcare. Before joining Health First, she worked as Critical Care/Intensive Care Nurse/Charge Nurse and as Critical Care/Progressive Care/Telemetry/CCU Nurse for two local hospitals. In addition to her work experience in Brevard County, Heather has served as a Progressive Care/Telemetry/Stroke RN/Relief Charge Nurse for Alaska Regional Hospital and as a Medical Surgical RN for St. Elias Specialty Hospital, both in Anchorage, Alaska. She also worked as a Medical Surgical RN with Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska. Additionally, she worked as a Special Assistant in Oncology for Sinai Hospital Center in Baltimore, MD and completed her FULD Fellows Scholar Internship with Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Heather is a licensed ARNP and RN and has certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support and NIHSS Stroke Certification. She is proficient in many areas of the nursing field, with experience in acute/critical care, adult/geriatric care, patient evaluation, care plans, wound care, patient monitoring, traumatic injuries, patient education, family support, pain management and patient safety.
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH