We asked, they answered: Jane GisslenJane Gisslen is director of emergency and urgent care services at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. She lives in Red Wing with her husband, Nick, and two sons, Charlie and Chris.
How long have you worked for the hospital?
What job titles have you had with this institution?
I’ve had lots of different jobs. I started out as a staff nurse and worked at a medical station. I was promoted to head nurse and did that for eight years. Then I decided on a career change. I was an intensive and coronary care supervisor for 12 years. Then I was asked to supervise the intensive care unit and the emergency department. Then (the departments) split off and I took emergency. When they built the new building, they fit emergency into urgent care.
All along the way, I’ve been a CPR basic instructor, advanced life support instructor, advanced pediatric life support instructor, hazardous materials life support instructor.
Do you have any hobbies?
I’m an internationally qualified scorekeeper for the U.S. Volleyball Association. I like coaching volleyball and I was a 20-year coach for Red Wing High School, then for Goodhue. Now I coach the Junior Olympic 14s team in Goodhue. I teach refereeing and scorekeeping for USA Volleyball. I also like to play golf, but I don’t score as well as I like. But my husband and I do try hard at it, to be good golfers.