Lorretta Cantwell, RN

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Lorretta Cantwell, RN
Director of Nursing, Patient Care Advocate

Primary Service: Nursing



Associate Degree Nursing, Columbia Basin College, 2002
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health and Sciences University, 2012


Lourdes Medical Center Charge RN Pasco, WA 1997 to 2004 hospital setting, Medical and Surgery, ED, ICU, Drug and Alcohol Unit

Oregon Medical Group Lead RN Eugene, OR 2004 to 2011 out-patient clinic setting, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Podiatry, managed 300 plus patients in the Anticoagulation Clinic

Oregon Cardiology PeaceHealth Riverbend Nursing Supervisor Springfield, OR 2011 to 2012

Northwest Center for Plastic Surgery Manager Eugene, OR 2012 to 2013, AAAHC accredited out-patient surgery center

Peace Health Medical Group Manager Eugene, OR 2013 to 2014, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Anticoagulation Clinic, managed over 100 staff

University of Oregon Health Center RN Triage, Manager, Director of Nursing 2014 to present, out-patient University Health Center

Professional Associations

CERT (Community Emergency Response Training)
ACLS Certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
LCPH Infection Prevention Standing Committee (Lane County Public Health)

Areas of Interest

My professional areas of interest include patient advocacy, access improvement, and scheduling management. All patients have a voice and our processes must adapt and be relevant to their needs; which in healthcare is ever changing.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family of seven children and four grandchildren. I enjoy motorcycle rides, traveling, white water rafting, and watching my kids play baseball and football.