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Murj is proud to honor the many talented and dedicated nurses that play a critical role in delivering essential healthcare services. During National Nurses Week May 6-12, Murj is recognizing nurses that work tirelessly to deliver superior care to patients, support their colleagues, and build healthier communities.

Murj is a cardiac device management software company fortunate enough to interact with many incredible nurses from across the country every day. Their dedication, kindness, and compassion inspires us all.

“Nurses are the lifeblood of every cardiac device clinic,” said Murj Founder and CEO Todd Butka. “We simply couldn’t be where we are today without their hard work, commitment, and feedback. Nurses truly go above and beyond to care for patients, and in return, we aim to do all we can to empower them with great software.”

Below, Murj is highlighting some of the nurses Murj works with from cardiac device clinics across the country.

Please join Murj in thanking all nurses for the contributions and sacrifices they make every day.

Kelly Hall, APRN, CDRMS

Senior Director, Device Clinic, Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic
Murj customer since Dec. 2021

Hall was born and raised in central Arkansas. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as well as a master’s in nursing science from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has worked as an APN with the Arkansas Heart Hospital organization since 2002. Her areas of interest are cardiac electrophysiology and general cardiology. She is also a member of the Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association, the Heart Rhythm Society, the American College of Cardiology, and the Arkansas Women’s Leadership Forum.

What is your most cherished memory in your career as a nurse?

In December 2020, I was able to put my years of electrophysiology (EP) experience to work in assisting with the successful cardiac arrest resuscitation of a varsity basketball player during a game at my children’s school. This May, he will be graduating high school and attending the University of Arkansas in the fall. Our school had just serviced and checked the batteries on all of the automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on campus earlier that day. But I will say, every day is a blessing to work in a field where you are not just coming to a job, but a career that allows you to have a positive impact on the lives of patients, families, and coworkers.

Katie Jaschke, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, AACC

Nurse Manager, Electrophysiology Ambulatory Services, University of Kansas Health System – Cardiovascular Medicine
Murj customer since Aug. 2020

Jaschke started as a cardiac ICU nurse in 2011 and received the March of Dimes Critical Care Nurse of the Year Award in 2015. She then transitioned to a five-year career as an advanced practice RN, specializing in the structural heart, before entering her current role as Nurse Manager of Electrophysiology Ambulatory Services at the University of Kansas Health System.

What is your most cherished memory in your career as a nurse?

My husband and I met in the ICU—he’s a nurse too—so that is a pretty good memory. I’m not sure that I have a specific cherished memory, but what I love about nursing is the flexibility to do different things and grow into different roles. It’s patient care, research, process improvement, and more. Now, as a manager, I get to take care of the people taking care of people. I am really enjoying nurse leadership and supporting the nurses, their passions, and their ideas to improve patient care.

Carrington B. Tibbetts, RN, BSN, CDRMS

Electrophysiology & Device Clinic Manager, PMG Heart & Vascular Program
Murj customer since Jan. 2022

Tibbetts has 31 years of nursing experience, most of which has been spent in EP and cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) management. Tibbetts found the early days of EP fascinating due to its rapidly-changing technology and ongoing research. Tibbetts worked in an EP lab in Austin, Texas for five years, but soon became interested in outpatient device follow-up. After moving to New Mexico in 1995, Tibbetts started the first nurse-run device clinic in Albuquerque in 1999. The clinic now serves close to 4,000 patients.

What inspired you to pursue nursing as a profession?

My first degree was in sociology because I thought I was on track to become a juvenile probation officer. For those that know me, this career path would not have been a successful endeavor for me. It was an elective paramedic class the summer before I was to graduate that first gave me a taste of the healthcare profession. I was fascinated with the course work on CPR and cardiac arrest patients. I elected to pursue nursing and went back to school for a second degree.