DUBOIS — Penn Highlands Healthcare has announced the appointment of Kristina L. Cence, BSN, RN, as the stroke coordinator for the health system.
In this role she will coordinate and implement all services and activities related to the Penn Highlands Healthcare stroke program and act as a liaison between the physicians, nursing staff, patients and families.
Penn Highlands DuBois is a designated Primary Stroke Center for the Northwestern/Central region.
Since joining Penn Highlands DuBois in 2019, Cence served as a registered nurse in the ICU and telemedicine services.
A resident of Curwensville, Cence received her Associate and Bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Lock Haven University in Clearfield. She is certified in AHA BLS, which denotes proficiency in the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. In addition to her NIHSS certification, Cence is certified in AHA ACLS which reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.