(MINOT, ND) – Rhonda Gunderson, RN, BSN, assistant nurse manager in the Trinity Emergency/Trauma Center, has been named Trauma Program Manager for Trinity Health.
Gunderson works closely with the program’s medical director and other members of the healthcare team to support quality care for trauma patients and their families. This includes coordinating performance improvement efforts, monitoring compliance with the North Dakota Trauma System and American College of Surgeons, promoting injury prevention for the public, providing education and resources to health facilities and EMS, and coordinating site visits to maintain Trinity’s verification as a Level II trauma center.
A Berthold native and Surrey High School graduate, Rhonda earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD, in 1995, and subsequently became licensed as a registered nurse. She joined Trinity Health, working in the Float Pool and the Intensive Care Unit while completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Minot State University in 1998. She brings a broad range of experiences to her new post, having practiced in ICU, Radiology, Cath Lab, CancerCare Center, House Supervisor, Float Pool, and most recently in the ETC. Rhonda also serves as instructor for the Trauma Nursing Core Course.
‘Gunderson brings a vast range of knowledge and experience in Emergency and Trauma services. Rhonda is passionate about the care of trauma patients across the continuum,’ said Danaka Walz, Director of Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety.
Rhonda lives south of Berthold on a farm with her husband Shane and their two sons.