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Faces of the Fort: Amber Sharp

Posted on June 12, 2020 in Cardiology

Amber SharpOur employees at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center are the heart of our organization. In this series of employee features, we meet and get to know some of the “faces of the Fort” that make up our Fort Family. In this feature, we learn about Amber Sharp, a nurse case manager in the cardiology unit.

Where are you from?

Knoxville, Tennessee

How long have you worked at Fort Sanders Regional?

I have worked at Fort Sanders Regional for 6 years. I have worked in the Emergency Department as a SNA and RN Shift leader and now work as a RN Case Manager.

 Tell us a little bit about your job at Fort Sanders Regional.

I am currently a RN Case Manager for 2N (cardiology). I help with patient discharge planning, and I assess patients for things that they will need when they leave the hospital.

Why did you decide to go into your specialty?

I decided I wanted to be a case manager from my time working in the ED helping our vulnerable patient population. I believe that all patients should get the same quality of care regardless of income, insurance and more. I am passionate about getting patients the care and equipment they need to help them be successful at home after their stay in the hospital.

What do you enjoy most about working at Fort Sanders Regional?

I love working at Fort Sanders Regional because of my coworkers and the team environment here. This hospital is special to me because I was born here, and over the years, I have had a few family members work here, too.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, I like to do CrossFit. I also enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my husband and our 2 dogs, a lab and a corgi.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is lasagna.

What is your favorite music?

My favorite musical artist is Fleetwood Mac, who I have gotten the opportunity to see live twice now in Nashville.