Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital’s Veteran Employee

General Steward Health Care

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital

Janet Backers – Emergency Room Director
Served Air Force Reserve Nurse Corp 1984- 1990 , Honorable  Discharge, Captain
  • Received Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Mass Causality Coordinator
  • Infection Control Coordinator
  • Basic Life Support Instructor
  • Stationed:
    • Det 3 , 3rd Contingency Hospital , Travis AFB, California
    • Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson,
    • March AFB, California

Community Engagement

  • Serve on AEMS Board of Governors (Non -Trauma Hospitals), 2nd term
  • Serve as participant for annual AEMS Odyssey Conference Committee
  • Patient Advocacy Services (PAS) with Tempe Fire Rescue Unit
  • Arizona Health Literacy Coalition
  • Participate with TFD for Red Ribbon Presentation ( for Opioid 360 presentation)
  • Assist as need for opioid prevention with Health Classes   ( previously assisted at Connelly Elementary School 6th graders on perspective of ED experience and drug abuse)
  • Participate in Tempe Regional Opioid Action Committee
  • Completed Opioid Prevention Video  with city and Governmental representatives
  • Collaborate with TFD Medical Rescue Unit for community projects
  • Created WordPress 2017 for education on  Opioid use (jgb2017.wordpress.com) , still active file

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