Mount St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) recently appointed Lindsay Gubala, B.S.N., R.N., to serve as the manager of the hospital’s emergency department. She is a 20-year veteran of the hospital and holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Roberts Wesleyan College, and an associate degree in nursing from Niagara County Community College.
Gubala began her career in health care at Stella Niagara Health Center, then joined Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in 2003 as a nurse attendant, learning many facets of nursing care at various levels. In 2017, she advanced to her position as a registered nurse for cardiac medical surgical and emergency services.
A press release noted, “In addition to patient care, she has played an instrumental role at MSM training new staff members and graduate nurses, providing EMR support, performing peer to peer competency reviews, and initiating a bedside rounding program.”
Gubala served as chair of nursing peer review committee and ED flow committee. She has also served as a Niagara University clinical instructor through the direct care education unit program. Gubala is currently training for Erie County Crisis Services as a SANE R.N., a program that provides support throughout Catholic Health and Erie County.
“When you find a great nurse leader at the bedside, who is looking to advance their knowledge and skillset, it is a win-win for the hospital. Our nursing department and the patients can feel the teamwork.” said Susan Brooks, M.S., B.S.N., R.F.N., NEA-BC, vice president for patient care services at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. “We are grateful that Lindsay has chosen to accept this important leadership role.”