Captain Sarah Matuszek
'09, MSN, Nursing
Registered Nurse, Progressive Care Unit East, St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, OH
A nurse in the U.S. Army Reserves 256th Combat Support Hospital in Twinsburg, OH, Captain Sarah Matuszek has dedicated herself to helping others both here and abroad. In 2009, shortly after receiving her master's degree in nursing, she departed for Iraq with the 256th where she served as a flight and critical care nurse in the emergency room. While stationed in Iraq, she was in charge of infection control in the ER and patient safety for the entire hospital.
Upon completion of her 1-year tour, Captain Matuszek returned to the States and is now working with patients in St. Charles Hospital's Progressive Care Unit East. In this position, she provides care for three 3 to 4 patients, and works with the interdisciplinary team to carry out the plan of care for her patients. In her role as an Army Nurse, she works as an ICU, ER and flight nurse, caring for military service members, coalition forces, and civilians.