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(HUNTINGTON)— Joey Trader, Ed.D, MSN, RN, CNE, has been named St. Mary’s vice president of Schools of Nursing and Health Professions and the director of the St. Mary’s School of Nursing. 

A 1997 graduate of the St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Dr. Trader actually began his nursing career at St. Mary’s Medical Center in 1995 as a nurse extern. After graduation, he worked in the St. Mary’s emergency department as a registered nurse for 11 years before beginning his teaching career in 2008.

Dr. Trader received his doctor of education in teaching and learning from Liberty University. He received both his master of science in nursing and nursing education and his bachelor of science in nursing from Marshall University.


St. Mary’s congratulates Cabell County EMS and Lawrence County EMS on receiving Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award

(HUNTINGTON)— St. Mary’s ER and St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute congratulate Cabell County EMS and Lawrence County EMS on each receiving the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience a STEMI, or ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate STEMI patients from timely access to appropriate treatments. Mission Lifeline’s EMS recognition program recognizes emergency responders for their efforts in improving STEMI systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients.

Agencies that receive the Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus award have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement measure for two years.

Each year, St. Mary’s ER treats thousands of patients with chest pain, providing advanced life-saving treatment options for those who are having a heart attack. The partnerships with Cabell County EMS and Lawrence County EMS is vital in providing that advanced care to patients.