Holly Valverde is the Trauma Nurse Coordinator at SCL Lutheran Medical Center. She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree of Nursing in 2009. After graduation she worked at St. Joseph’s Medical Center Emergency Department in Phoenix, Arizona as a Registered Nurse. In 2010 Holly moved to Denver, Colorado where she began her career at SCL Lutheran Medical Center in the Emergency Department. At the same time she became a member of Colorado ENA.
In 2012 she was accepted into University of Colorado’s Masters of Public Health program where she studied Health Systems, Management, and Policy. Holly continued to work part time as a registered RN at Lutheran as and served as the chair of the emergency department’s Unit Based Council. She spent time working with Sky Ridge Medical Center on a surgical cost analysis; National Conference of State Legislatures as a health intern
June 2016 Colorado ENA Hero of the Month:
Holly Valverde, MPH, BSN-RN, CEN
August 2016 ENA Meeting
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specifically looking at cost analysis in the healthcare industry; and as a master’s level teaching assistant for Health Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis courses. Holly graduated in 2014 with her MPH. After graduation Holly became more involved in Colorado ENA and was elected 2016 and 2017 Treasurer. In early 2015 she accepted a position as the Trauma Nurse Coordinator, allowing her to fuse her passion of emergency nursing with the administrative and policy driven skillset she obtained in her masters.
Holly loves the Denver life and actively pursues hiking, festivals, gardening, and all the other Denver activities when not at work. She has a new puppy named Thea who she absolutely adores and is tying the knot to her fiancé Benjamin at the end of this month!
In May 2015, Holly was given the opportunity to work with the National Emergency Nursing Association in Washington DC on key emergency medicine legislative initiatives. The initiatives included increasing trauma funding to the states, including rural areas, to ensure optimal trauma care and research continued throughout all communities in our Nation. The second initiative supported the growth of mental health care in our states with a series of actions including increasing community mental health centers throughout and addressing boarding of psych patients in the Emergency Department. She had the opportunity to meet with Colorado Senator Bennet and Representative Perlmutter in DC to encourage passing of these initiatives both in the House and Senate. Holly continues to follow national, state, and local political movement in healthcare and is excited to see what comes of the future!