Linda Snyder, RN, BSN, CRNI, is the supervisor of the vascular access/IV therapy team at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital.
As supervisor of the vascular access/IV therapy team, Linda is responsible for working at the bedside and inserting or making decisions on the best vascular access for patients and contributing to employee education and evaluations. Her role also encompasses scheduling vascular access team members at Jewish Hospital, orienting new team members and maintaining supplies for the team.
Within the scope of UofL Health, Linda’s role contributes to making our organization a top-tier destination for care. Patients seeking vascular care find they are in good hands with Linda and our other vascular access specialty team (VAST) nurses at UofL Health.
Linda has been with UofL Health through thick and thin, serving the organization and its patients for 42 years. Over time, Linda has found her love for patients is one of her favorite things about UofL Health.
“Being able to provide the best care for our patients, primarily their vascular access needs, is rewarding, but also caring for whatever other needs may come up while I am caring for the patients and their families” Linda explained.
At UofL Health, our mission is: As an academic health care system, we will transform the health of the communities we serve through compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care. Linda’s role allows her to fulfill our mission every day by putting the patients and their families first.
“I work to advance my knowledge of vascular access by maintaining my certification and reaching out to learn about advanced care,” Linda said. “I treat patients and family members in a compassionate manner as I would have my own family cared for and treated.”
When Linda is not at work, you can find her reading, crocheting, spending time with family or playing free computer games. She is also active with her church, volunteering at their weekly food collection to support a local food kitchen that serves downtown families and individual persons. She has several other jobs at her church such as greeter, Eucharistic Minister and serving as a member of the Vestry.
A fun fact you may not know about Linda is that she was born in New Jersey but grew up in Fern Creek. She attended Fern Creek High School and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University.
Planning to take Linda to lunch? Make sure to pick somewhere that offers steak, baked potatoes and broccoli, as these are parts of her favorite meal.
Linda likes to keep to the golden rule: Treat others as you would have them treat you. This goes for your professional and personal life, as well as driving down the Watterson Expressway or Gene Snyder Freeway. Linda is not keen on rude drivers.
If you happen to run into Linda at Jewish Hospital, be sure to ask her about her love of 70s and 80s music, or about some of her favorite sitcoms. She would love to get to know you!