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KAKE - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announces the hiring of Michele R. Susie as Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Community Health Aide Program supervisor at the SEARHC Kake Health Center.
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Susie earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Certification and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program. Susie was inducted into the Iota Gamma Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
As a family nurse practitioner, Susie worked with a mobile health clinic in Lexington, Ky., and worked in emergency departments in Southeastern Kentucky and Southwestern Montana. In Alaska, Susie spent 2½ years living and working in the Alutiiq villages of Port Graham and Nanwalek on the Kenai Peninsula. While making her way to Kake, she made a brief stop in Haines for a couple of months where she worked at the SEARHC Haines Health Center.
"I am very excited to be joining SEARHC and look forward to working with the dedicated team in Kake," said Susie. "I'll also take this opportunity to thank the staff at the Haines Health Center for making me feel so welcome."
Susie's medical interests include Native people's health concerns and naturopathic herbs and diets, family medicine and pediatrics with an emphasis on wellness promotion and preventive medicine, and emergency medicine. She also enjoys hiking, biking, snow sports (including downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing), bird watching, and she is learning about kayaking.
The SEARHC Kake Health Center can be reached at (907) 785-3333.