CAMDEN — Jessica Donaldson, RN, BSN, MS-FNP-C, has joined the staff of Camden Family Care to provide personalized care to patients in Camden, announced Rome Memorial Hospital’s Director of Article 28 Clinics Kristen Hutchins.
Donaldson brings with her more than 10 years of experience in healthcare, including more than eight years working as a nurse in emergency and critical care settings.
“My background in critical care and emergency care units gives me a unique perspective in healthcare,” Donaldson said. “I learned how to think outside the box and anticipate the needs of my patients.”
Donaldson earned her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Utica College of Syracuse University and her master of science as a family nurse practitioner from Lemoyne University in Syracuse.
She became a nurse practitioner because she saw a great need for primary care providers.
“In my work in acute care, I have seen the results of a lack of primary care and it really gives me a great perspective,” she said. “I now have the opportunity to help patients be proactive in their care, become accountable and follow through on their healthcare plans which hopefully helps them become healthier and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.”
Working in Camden is especially meaningful for Donaldson, who along with her husband of 24-years David, has raised six children in the area. She has also volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the nearby Vienna Volunteer Fire Department since 2009.
“When I became aware of the opening at Camden Family Care, I was immediately interested because I’ve spent more than 25 years of my life in this area,” Donaldson said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to establish a strong bond with my patients which they can count on into the future because they know I am invested in the community.”
“So many of the patients I see are people I know in the community, and I want to help make them accountable to themselves,” she explained. “We do this by working together to develop plans of care which are proactive, holistic and promote healthy lifestyles.”
Camden Family Care is located at 5 Masonic Ave. and is currently accepting new patients of all ages. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Camden Family Care office at 315-245-3192.