Tom Bretz, an Abrazo Scottsdale Campus ER nurse

Tom Bretz, an Abrazo Scottsdale Campus ER nurse, was recognized for 25 years as a Certified Emergency Nurse. Pictured with Bretz are hospital Chief Nursing Officer Wendi Sears and Emergency Department Director Sarah Bird.

Tom Bretz of Peoria was honored for 25 years of service as a Certified Emergency Nurse by Abrazo Scottsdale Campus.

It’s not an easy job, but Bretz said he loves the action and helping people.

“I enjoy what I do. There’s a lot of variety, and I get to help a lot of people with things like traumatic injury or stroke. Every day is different,” said Bretz.

 Bretz received the recognition from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN).

Emergency nurse certification from BCEN requires passing a rigorous test on emergency care and completing annual continuing education. Bretz has worked as a nurse for 42 years, joining Abrazo five years ago.

“Tom exemplifies the meaning of Emergency Room nurse through providing quality care and compassion for every patient,” said Sarah Bird, RN, BSN, director of the emergency department at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus. “We are really appreciative of everything he does for our patients, as we are of all our nurses and staff.”

In receiving his 25-year pin and certificate, BCEN recognized Bretz’s commitment and dedication to emergency nursing and acknowledged the many years of service dedicated to furthering his knowledge for expert patient care.