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Meet Stephanie Purvis: New Health Services Specialist for Kids Central Inc.

Stephanie PurvisI would like to introduce myself as the new Health Services Specialist for Kids Central, Inc. I have been a registered nurse for over 22 years, obtaining my associate degree in nursing through the Virginia Appalachian TriCollege Nursing Program and my Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from the University of Virginia’s Campus at Wise.

During my nursing career, I worked in many different clinical environments from emergency room, intensive care units, to medical surgical and pediatric units. However, one of my favorite areas, as well as the area I worked the longest, was in the home health field as a visiting nurse. I liked home health because it allowed me to come in contact with all age groups, from infants to geriatric patients. Every day was a new and different experience because I could have an infant, child, and elderly patient all in the same day. I learned so much during my home health days that helped shape my career more than any other nursing job that I have had.

My more recent work experience has been on the administrative side of things. During my tenure with my last employer, I had several different roles in hospital regulatory management, safety, risk management, and health care operations.  

I am very excited to be with Kids Central, Inc. and am confident that my experience can provide new perspective and leadership to staff. I would like to encourage each and every employee to feel free to contact me should you have any issues or concerns. I look forward to working with each of you.

Stephanie Purvis, RN, BSN