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Introducing, Linda Carter Rural Health Clinic Nurse Manager

17-Jul-2020

Plumas District Hospital is very pleased to welcome Linda Carter to our team. The following is an introductory letter that Linda asked us to share with our community:

I am so excited to be joining this organization. I fell in love with Plumas County over 30 years ago. There is no place like Plumas, with picturesque mountains and valleys! It’s absolutely beautiful, not to mention a community filled with friendly caring people. My family and I have looked high and low and have not found any other region we would want to be a part of. Plumas has it all.

Who Am I?

I am from the town of Pleasanton, Ca. and my husband from the town of Livermore that sits just 7 miles away. We met at church and have been married for 21 wonderful years. We were blessed to have had twins in 2011; however, I had to deliver at 24 weeks due to pregnancy complications. Our son was 12 ounces and survived for 14 months until he made it home to heaven. Our daughter was 14 ounces and now at the age of 9 she’s almost as tall as me! She loves horses so she is VERY excited about moving to Plumas County! We love hiking, fishing, jet skiing, snowmobiling and almost any outdoor recreation. I also have to mention that our 15 year old Chihuahua Mini Nugget and our 9 year old Chocolate lab Gunner are also very excited to move up to Plumas County!

My husband and I and our 9-year-old daughter are very excited to be leaving Livermore with a population of over 90,000 and coming to Quincy with a population of just under 2,000. Our hearts are truly with the small communities, where people wave and say “hello and goodbye.”

My Career started in healthcare in my senior year of high school when I trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant though the Regional Occupational Health Program. I started prerequisites in the community college in Livermore and worked for two physicians in private practice front and back office duties. A couple of years later I joined ValleyCare Health Systems Home Care working as a CNA while going through college. I graduated nursing school in 1998 and started working as a Registered Nurse in August of 1998 for ValleyCare Health Systems. I have worked as a med/surg nurse, ICU nurse, and most recently as the PreOp Charge Nurse for Interventional Services, which includes Preop/PACU, Cardiac Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology, GI Lab and medical daycare patients. In June of 2015, Stanford Health Care partnered with ValleyCare and I have been glad to have been part of the Stanford leadership team.

Being a nurse for me is not just a job, not just a profession, not just a way to make a living. Nursing is one of my passions. For almost 22 years, it has been my passion and it will continue to be one of my passions. I am truly excited to be a part of the mission and values of PDH. I am grateful to be a part of a team that provides outstanding compassionate care with exceptional customer service. I am honored to be a part of a team that values quality with unrelenting excellence, service and teamwork. For TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK!

A quick side note about me is that I love jokes…clean jokes, I always say, “If you haven’t laughed you haven’t lived.” I will have a joke calendar on my desk if anyone needs a laugh!


 



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