Megan Blakley, RN: ‘Everyone’s always pitching in’
“Megan was very helpful and responsive and let me get the rest I needed.”
Megan Blakley, a registered nurse who works nights on the third-floor Medical/Surgical Unit, grew up in Garden Plain.
By the time she reached high school, her older sister, Jenni Ehling, had graduated from college and was working as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis.
“As soon as she became a nurse, I knew that’s what I was going to be,” said Blakley. “Jenni was always helping people and loved her job.”
After graduation, Blakley attended Pittsburg State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2009. She then returned home to Garden Plain, where she and her husband, Zak, now live.
Blakley worked for another hospital until last November, when she got the chance to serve at the new Via Christi Hospital on St. Teresa. And like her sister — who now is a certified registered nurse anesthetist with the anesthesia group that provides services on St. Francis — Blakley loves her job.
“All the staff here are so helpful,” Blakley said. “Everyone’s always pitching in so that patients are taken care of and you don’t fall behind. I get to see so many patients with so many different types of diagnoses that I’m always learning things.
“Plus, I just love helping people. It’s so gratifying to see someone leave in better condition than when they walked in the door.”