Mark Houghton, a Registered Nurse in Pullman Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, recently passed his board certification to become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC). He will join the Pullman Regional Hospital Hospitalist team!
“It’s rewarding and inspiring to see members of our clinical staff seek additional certifications and training to enrich the level of care they provide their patients,” says Jeannie Eylar, Chief Clinical Officer at Pullman Regional Hospital.
Houghton has worked at Pullman Regional Hospital for the past seven years; he started with an associate’s degree in Nursing. He chose to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing while employed at PRH, which he earned along with his Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification and Cardiac Medicine Certification. Additionally, Mark was supported by scholarship assistance through the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation and received tuition reimbursement assistance from Pullman Regional Hospital for both his BSN and MSN.
“I’ve always enjoyed education and advancing my skill set,” says Houghton. “I’ve been fortunate enough to pursue educational opportunities while employed here at Pullman allowing me to advance my career and knowledge base to better provide for our patients.” His skills don’t go unnoticed-several patients have praised Houghton for his outstanding care, which led to him receiving The DAISY Award; he’s also been acknowledged by his peers in the form of the Pullman Regional Hospital Nurse Excellence Award.
While his job title and care team have changed, his passion for inpatient medicine has remained constant; “I’ve always had a love for inpatient medicine and the role that acute care plays in healthcare. Being able to provide reassurance to patients and families, seeing positive patient outcomes, and helping with the management of care are some of the favorite parts of my job.”
“I’m looking forward to taking on the role of a provider and offering my patients a more complete level of care,” says Houghton. “I'm excited about my new position and looking forward to being part of the hospitalist team.”
The Pullman Regional Hospitalist team is led by Dr. Guillermo Modad, Director of Hospitalist Services. You can learn more about Pullman Regional Hospital’s Inpatient Services, including the Hospitalists team, online at pullmanregional.org/inpatient-services