Spotlight on: Cherie Gibson, RN, MN, BSN, Noyes Memorial Hospital
By Marianne Benjamin
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:25 PM
Cherie Gibson, RN, MN, BSN, wears many hats at Noyes Memorial Hospital. Her official title is emergency department module coordinator (EMC). In that role she built the ED Module, an electronic patient care documentation system, and maintains it. But she is also an ED staff nurse, an educator in the ED, a PICC line nurse, and she teaches classes in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. If that’s not enough, you can also find her teaching Alfred State nursing students – something she calls her “fun job.”
“I love nursing and I love to teach,” said Gibson, a resident of Mount Morris. “I am helping to teach students about what it takes and what it means to be a nurse. I witness them grow from knowing next to nothing to becoming highly skilled nurses and working alongside me at Noyes.”
Gibson, who has been at Noyes for 20 years, began her career as a CNA. “Then my sister suggested we go to nursing school together,” she said, and they pursued RN degrees at Alfred. Gibson’s love of teaching drew her to obtain her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Roberts Wesleyan College. She worked for a while on the Cardiothoracic Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital then joined the staff at Noyes in 2000.
“I truly love working in a community hospital,” she said. “I like the closeness of our community and being able to care for friends and family. I have worked with some very special people over the years and we have learned from each other.”
Gibson says that nursing is a very rewarding and fulfilling career for her. “If I can help someone, that’s good,” she said. “If I can help their family and friends, too, that’s even better. It’s important to look at the whole picture. What will it take to get this patient back to a fulfilling life? Who needs to be involved? What can they do to help? It feels so good to be part of that process.”