"OSF HealthCare is a great organization," Carrie Cullick said. "I have had personal experiences with family members at OSF facilities and felt that the level of care and professionalism was outstanding."
Fairly new to OSF HealthCare, Carrie, who has been a registered nurse for 22 years, said she met many friendly, caring and outgoing people during her interviewing and hiring process.
"I love the brand new office I'm working at, as well as its location in a small community," she said. "I also love the office staff – they are friendly and welcoming."
Carrie knew from a young age that she wanted to be a nurse.
"I am compassionate and caring and always knew that I wanted to help people in need," she said. "I chose family practice because it is diverse and I knew that I could care for patients of all ages. I also knew it would give me a strong background if I ever chose a more specific specialty."
Carrie said it's important for her to get to know her patients and that they get to know her.
"I feel that building a strong patient-provider relationship while being professional, is extremely important," she said. "I want my patients to trust me and feel confident that I will do the best of my ability to take care of their needs.
"I like to listen first, assess and then develop a care plan that includes input from the patient," Carrie said. "I feel that patients are more likely to comply with treatment if they are included in the decision-making process."
Carrie and her husband, Dave, have a son in college and a daughter in high school. They also have two fur babies, Callie and Bella.
When not working, she loves spending time with her family. Her hobbies include cooking, exercising and reading.