Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Barton, APRN, MSN, CCRN, to Hospitalist. Since 2000, Ms. Barton served as an ICU Staff Nurse, developing and delivering care plans to acute and critical patients at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire.
LRH, like hospitals across the US, hires hospitalist doctors and nurse practitioners who provide care for patients while they are at the hospital. They have the same education and training as your primary care provider but specialize in providing hospital care. They may also have other specialties such as pediatric medicine, internal medicine, or family medicine. A hospitalist specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of illnesses. They do work similar to the work of a primary care doctor — just in a hospital setting.
Ms. Barton completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. She finished her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama. Ms. Barton is credentialed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Robert Nutter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littleton Regional Healthcare, noted, “Ms. Barton is an essential member of the LRH community and we are thrilled to welcome her into this role. Her dedication and patient-centered approach to care allow Littleton Regional Healthcare to continue providing the highest level of quality care to the region we serve.”