Celebrating National Nurses Week With a GTEC Nurse

Celebrating National Nurses Week With a GTEC Nurse

There are nearly 3 million nurses in the U.S., which makes them the largest professional group in the country.

Not only are nurses the primary providers of patient care, they’re also the main dispensers of long-term care. In many ways, nurses aren’t just medical professionals. They’re also caretakers and support systems.

For National Nurses Week, we’d like to celebrate these women and men who dedicate their lives to the care of others. Keep reading to learn more about nurses in the emergency room with one of our own, Annie Kovatch, RN.

Celebrating National Nurses Week With a GTEC Nurse
What made you want to be a nurse?

I’ve always loved science. Healthcare, especially in the ER, is always changing, making it more interesting than a static career choice. I also have a tendency to care for those that are in need. I love the critical thinking involved with emergency care and the way some patients are like a puzzle you have to figure out.

What does a typical day at GTEC look like for you?

We usually see a significant amount of patients coming to us in hopes of a diagnosis due to their primary care physician being unable to resolve their problems, or the patient is unable to find anyone to help them. Occasionally, we see patients that need immediate, emergency medical attention. We’re also able to take care of occupational health and work accidents, which can be interesting as well.

How does your job impact the patient’s emergency care experience?

As the RN, we start every patient experience with triage. I think that we have to set a precedent and atmosphere for the visit. Most patients come to us in some of their most vulnerable states and our  job is to be there for the patient emotionally as well as for their physical health.

What’s it like working at a freestanding facility, and specifically, your facility?

I love working at a freestanding. The comradery and the ability to bond and develop relationships with our patients is my favorite part. Before, while at a large trauma center, we were all so busy we didn’t have time to spend with the patient and learn about their essential medical history. Having the opportunity to get to know our patients is a great advantage to working at a freestanding emergency center, like Golden Triangle Emergency Center.

GTEC is a no-wait concierge-level freestanding emergency center, providing our community with exceptional medical care 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for your care, including X-Ray, CT scanner and ultrasound. To learn more about our services, visit this page.

Have you visited GTEC? If so, let us know how we can improve!

Nutex Health, Inc supports you and your family’s health. You can depend on Golden Triangle Emergency Center or any one of our concierge-level, freestanding emergency facilities to deliver the emergency care you deserve, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Celebrating National Doctor’s Day With One Of Our Physicians


As the need for emergency care increases, so does the need for emergency physicians and at Golden Triangle Emergency Center, we have some of the best of these doctors.

Since it’s National Doctor’s Day, we’re going to be discussing how GTEC is different from other emergency facilities and why one of our very own physicians, Dr. Brad Barton, chose to pursue medicine.


Celebrating National Doctor's Day With One Of Our Physicians


What made you want to pursue medicine?

I have wanted to be a physician since I was about 5 years old. My father and grandfather were both physicians as well, so I guess it just runs in the family.

What’s a typical day like for you at GTEC?

Unlike most ERs, ours has a quiet and relaxed vibe right that you’ll notice when you walk in the door. Patients often see the doctor before they finish filling out the paperwork, ensuring their satisfaction. This is a result of our top notch hand-picked staff. We love our employees and they love working at GTEC. This translates to a very attentive and friendly patient interactions.

What’s the most rewarding part about working at a facility like GTEC?

The most rewarding part of working at GTEC as opposed to the hospital-based ER is that we get to really spend a lot of time with the patient so they can most accurately describe their symptoms and what happened to them. This time with the patient is exceedingly important for both their treatment and the doctor. In the overcrowded hospital-based ERs, the emphasis is on seeing as many patients as possible, which means short, abrupt conversations with your physician. At GTEC, our patients aren’t treated like just another number. We offer highly attentive and individualized care as a happy and healthy patient is the ultimate reward for us.

Golden Triangle Emergency Center has the most modern equipment available to our patients, including CT scanners, X-Ray and ultrasound, and has a completely comprehensive list of lab services. Our ER trained and experienced physicians offer a concierge-level, no-wait emergency care experience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your health and satisfaction are our top priority.

Want to learn more about our services? Visit this page. 

Nutex Health, Inc supports you and your family’s health. You can depend on Golden Triangle Emergency Center or any one of our concierge-level, freestanding emergency facilities to deliver the emergency care you deserve, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.