Nurse takes on coordinator role for reflux patients

Dawn Harcey, MRHC Nurse Coordinator, Riverwood Healthcare, Aitkin

Dawn Harcey, MRHC Nurse Coordinator, Riverwood Healthcare, Aitkin

The Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center (MRHC) is pleased to announce a new addition for the care team in Aitkin. Dawn Harcey has been hired as MRHC nurse coordinator at Riverwood Healthcare Center.

In this role, she will help gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients navigate customized plans of care based on their specific symptoms and health needs. This will include scheduling tests such as esophageal gastrointestinal procedures, pre-op and follow-up exams. A key part of her job will be coordinating communications, both with a patient’s primary care provider and the team of reflux specialists, and ensuring that patients get the information and education they need on a seamless and timely basis.

“Our entire team of reflux specialists is excited to welcome Dawn Harcey to coordinate our Riverwood patients who seek real solutions for their reflux problems,” said Dr. Paul Severson, medical director for the Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center. “Dawn will provide personal and professional support to help guide people from initial inquiry all the way through successful treatment.”

Harcey, registered nurse, has worked at Riverwood since 2006 in both clinic and hospital nursing roles. She began her career as a licensed practical nurse working in the clinic, then obtained her registered nursing degree and moved into caring for patients in chemotherapy, surgery and inpatient areas.

She earned both her LPN and RN degrees at Lake Superior College in Duluth. A native of Aitkin County, Harcey attended school in Hill City and lives in the Swatara area with her husband,

Joey, and four children ages 7, 9, 14 and 18. Outside of work, she enjoys an active lifestyle of walking, gardening and fishing.

For an appointment for reflux and heartburn care in Aitkin, call Dawn Harcey at (218) 429-3930, or for Crosby appointments call Lea Carlson, MRHC Nurse Coordinator, at (218) 545-4343 or toll-free at (888) 546-4343.