(6/27/13) Melissa Bergerson, RN, will begin her tenure as Vice President of Patient Care Services at Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) on June 30, 2013.
Bergerson is a graduate of Blair-Taylor High School. She earned her associate's degree in nursing from Rochester Community College and her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Bergerson has been employed at BRMH since 1994 and has served the hospital and its patients in multiple patient care departments, and most recently served as the hospital's Infection Prevention and Employee Health Nurse.
Mary Beth White-Jacobs, President and CEO of BRMH says, "Melissa brings passion for rural healthcare, innovative approaches to problem-solving, a sense of urgency, outcome focus and excellent working relationships with staff, physicians and community partners."
Bergerson is a member of the Wisconsin Nursing Association and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. She is also active in the community by serving as a Sunday school teacher and Little League coach. She has served as a first responder for Taylor and Hixton as well.
"In my role with the state pandemic planning for the State of Wisconsin and my experiences at BRMH and the community, I have learned so much. I am fortunate to be a part of a dynamic team of professionals. I am excited to help lead BRMH to continued success in providing healthcare to our patients and the community," said Bergerson.