Lake Regional Hospital is celebrating Emergency Team week, as Christian Blood reports.

Each year, Lake Regional Hospital recognizes numerous professionals in its Emergency Department, including nurses, patient care techs, health unit coordinators and physicians.

Emergency Team Week continues through Saturday.

Emergency personnel give 24-hour support and treat more than 33-thousand patients each year.

Lake Regional Hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, a Level II Heart Attack Center and a Level III Trauma Center.

No other hospital between Springfield and Columbia fits all three of those categories.


Lake Regional Celebrates Emergency Team Week


OSAGE BEACH, Mo.Lake Regional Health System recognizes Emergency Department employees during Emergency Team Week, Oct. 11-17.


This week celebrates the dedication and expertise of Lake Regional’s Emergency Department nurses, patient care technicians, health unit coordinators, mid-level providers and physicians. Lake Regional holds the observance annually to coincide with National Emergency Nurses Week.


“We have such a dedicated group within our Emergency Department, and I could not be more proud of the work they do,” said Amy Funderburk, R.N., Lake Regional Emergency Department director. “The members of our Emergency Department staff are incredibly strong, and we come together every day dedicated to saving and improving lives.”


Lake Regional Health System’s Emergency Department provides 24-hour emergency medical service and treats more than 33,000 patients annually. The nursing staff maintains certifications in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric life support, as well as specialized training in stroke and heart attack care, pediatrics, and trauma. The hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. No other hospital between Columbia and Springfield is a state-designated center for all three of these time-critical diagnoses. Visit to learn more.


Photo Caption: The theme of Emergency Team Week at Lake Regional is “strong.” This year has been extraordinarily challenging for health care workers, but the team members at Lake Regional Emergency Department have continuously adapted to provide exceptional care to patients.