A highly specialized critical care, trauma and flight nurse, Trisha Bielski has deep experience in nursing leadership, military healthcare, and quality and operational improvement.
Trisha recently retired form the United States Army after serving for more than 20 years and reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During her career she served as an active-duty Army Nurse Corps officer providing care in small and large hospitals as well as trauma centers and in primary care clinics.
She has mentored and guided nursing students as a hand-on instructor and nurse preceptor as well as held leadership roles including charge nurse, head nurse and chief nurse. In addition, she was the chief of critical care nursing services for the largest, and only Level 1, Department of Defense trauma critical care section at Brooke Army Medical Center.
While providing patient care and nursing supervision, Trisha has also served as a representative with hospital leadership and collaborated with staff to ensure professional standards of care are met. She developed, coordinated, and standardized patient care experience and nursing practice policies across the primary care continuum.
Her other experience includes serving as director of intensive care units at Methodist Hospital where she had direct oversight of two intensive care units in a 14-bed Lung Rescue Unit-an Extracorporeal Oxygen Member (ECMO) during the COVID-19 pandemic when she strategized staffing, supplies and equipment.
She is a highly educated and specialized nurse with certifications including as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and board-certified Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist with a population focus of adult to gerontology.
Trisha earned a Master of Science in Nursing from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She is licensed in Texas, Wisconsin, California, and Colorado and is a member of several professional organizations.
She loves to work out and run 5Ks and is an avid reader, specifically of murder mysteries.