WCH Ambulance & Emergency Department Promotions

October 25, 2010-Corydon: Wayne County Hospital (WCH) is pleased to announce the promotion of Cody Babbitt, EMT-I, RN to Ambulance Services Director. “Cody’s training and experience make him well qualified for this position, and the enthusiasm and dedication he has for his profession make him an outstanding selection,” commented Daren Relph, CEO.  Cody has been a part of the WCH emergency medical services team since 2004.

This position reports to the Chief Nursing Officer and is responsible for supervising and monitoring all activities of the Ambulance Department including pre-hospital emergency care, staff scheduling, training and education with budgetary responsibility for the department.  Cody will also be the liaison for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and First Responder Service.

Cody is a 2002 graduate of Seymour High School and completed his EMS degree in 2004 and received his Associate Degree in Nursing from Indian Hills Community College in 2008. In his free time, Cody enjoys the outdoors, camping, playing computer games and spending time with family and his dog, Daisy.

In addition, WCH announces the promotion of Dawn Christian, RN to the position of Emergency Department Nurse Director for Wayne County Hospital effective immediately. Dawn has worked in the care center setting, NICU, as a licensed massage therapist, and has 5 years experience as an emergency room nurse. “The combination of Dawn’s passion for her work, her skill set and her emergency room experience make her an excellent choice for this position,” said Daren Relph, CEO. This position reports to the Chief Nursing Officer and is responsible for coordinating, supervising and monitoring all activities in the Emergency Department related to nursing care.  This leadership position supervises all emergency room EMS and nursing staff on duty.

A graduate of Wayne Community High School, Dawn earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Indian Hills Community College.  Dawn enjoys cooking, reading, spending time with family and traveling, when time allows.   She and her husband, Mark, have two daughters, Sydney and Camy and make their home in Corydon.

Nationally recognized for outstanding patient satisfaction, the WCH  Emergency Department, provides 24-hour emergency care and offers stabilization and transfer services to patients requiring more specialized care. Ambulance and medical helicopter transfers are available with highly trained emergency personnel. For more information contact Wayne County Hospital at 641-872-2260.