Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant Tyler Laber and Family Nurse Practitioner Tina Schultz who recently joined the Hospitalist Department at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston.
Hospitalists are a team of specially trained physicians and advanced practice clinicians who specialize in caring for patients who have been hospitalized. In many areas of the country, personal physicians are referring their patients to a Hospitalist when their patients are sick enough that they can no longer be cared for in the outpatient setting.
Laber is a recent graduate of the Physician Assistant program at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison after completing a double major in biology and business administration at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
He spent seven years as a combat engineer in the United States Army National Guard with a tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For the past four years, he served as a combat medic with the United States Army National Guard. As a part of his military service, Laber received a bronze star for leadership, an Army Commendation Medal with Valor for actions in combat and has been involved in restructuring the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s reintegration program for returning troops in order to better address medical and mental health needs. The Rhinelander native enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting. His wife Tessa is a dentist.
“I believe that an open line of communication with my patients and family is critical in developing a treatment plan to meet their needs,” said Lapel.
Schultz received her master’s degrees in nursing by completing the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW-Green Bay and also holds an associate degree in nursing from Western Technical College in La Crosse, WI. She is certified in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, trauma nursing core course and neonatal resuscitation. She also holds an emergency nurse pediatric certification.
Schultz has 17 years of experience in a variety of nursing settings. Since 2003, she has been part of the nursing staff at Flambeau Hospital, a Ministry health Care co-owned facility in Park Falls.
“In my role as a hospitalist, I provide care around the clock to inpatients. I monitor their care and treatment and answer their questions. I also coordinate care in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician,” said Schultz.
In her spare time, Schultz enjoys spending time outdoors with husband and two children. She also has an interested in promoting children’s health through volunteer activities in the community.