Romine Promoted to Director of Surgery

Clara Barton Medical Center is pleased to announce that Valerie Romine, RN, BSN has been promoted to the position of Director of Surgery. Romine has been an employee at Clara Barton since January 2010, serving as the Assistant Manager of the surgery department.

Romine grew up in Great Bend, graduating from Great Bend High School in 1978. She then attended Barton Community College where she received her associate in general studies in 1981. Continuing her education, Romine attended Wichita State University and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983.

Surgical services have been Romine’s area of focus since 1986. She gained experience working at Rush County and Great Bend Regional Hospitals before getting hired at Clara Barton in 2010 as the Assistant Manager of the surgery department.

Romine was selected to succeed long-time Director of Surgery Kim Tutak after her retirement. She was mentored by the leadership of Tutak until earlier this year, when she officially assumed all duties as the Director of Surgery.

“It’s a privilege to come to work every day where the staff are passionately driven to provide excellent care to our surgical patients and families,” said Romine. “We work as an exceptional team, knowing what we do has a direct impact on positive surgical outcomes for our patients. This is an outstanding surgical services department that I am proud to be a part of.”

Romine and her husband, Kent, have two adult sons. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, collecting cookbooks, and gardening. She is also a member of the Barton Nursing Advisory Board.

“Val offers a wealth of surgical knowledge and experience that will allow our surgical department to continue to provide exceptional surgical and patient care,” said Amanda Hoffman, Interim CEO/Pharmacy Director at Clara Barton.

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