The Rushville native currently serves as Director of Emergency Room and Med Surg Unit at Rush Memorial Hospital, a position she has held for the past 18 months.
When asked to describe the change of helping one or two individual patients at a time, to now over-seeing the care of multiple patients, Tressler said the transition was not as difficult as she or others might think.
“By growing up in the community, in one way or another, I know many of the patients and am rewarded by the looks on their faces when I run into them at a grocery store or elsewhere in town.”
She continued by saying that she has never once looked back on her decision to work in the medical field and still enjoys the daily challenges it provides.
“I have dedicated my nursing career here at Rushville to serve the people of Rushville and Rush County and to doing well for them the people I’ve spent my life with,” Tressler said.
When asked how important it is for a community the size of Rush County to continue to have a viable hometown hospital, without hesitation, Tressler was quick to say, “very important.”
According to the nurse, healthcare is a needed factor in every community and that is why she and all medical people strive to give the best care possible. She also said that much of the local hospital personnel also live locally.
“There is something special to be said about people helping people,” Tressler said.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765932.2222 x106.