Mary Zimpleman, RN, BSN
Medical Admissions Nurse
Mary Zimpleman has worked with co-occurring disorders for seven years. She has also worked in Hospice end-of-life care. But Mary’s passion is to work with those who are seeking to recover the life they lost to addiction. And she considers it a privilege to be a part of the Sanford client journey.
As Medical Admissions Nurse, Mary is one of the first contacts our client’s speak with as they navigate the options available for residential and outpatient addiction treatment. She often answers the admissions phone to screen and assess medical conditions, medical regimens and withdrawal potential. This helps to determine medical stability for admission. Mary works with Nurse Practitioner Amy Bukala, as well as the rest of the medical/therapy team during admissions to further assess any medical conditions. CIWA and CINA withdrawal assessment tools are used to determine withdrawal signs and symptoms.
In her free time, Mary enjoys being outdoors doing just about anything. She loves to garden, take walks, camp, sit around a campfire with friends and family, fish, and hike. She also likes getting lost in a great TV series – Call the Midwife is an all time favorite.
Mary says, “Throughout my career and experience, Sanford is by far the best I have ever seen. Its staff, quality care, current evidence-based practices, and continuum of care, surpass others I personally know of. It is a wonderful feeling to wake up every morning. Because I know I am part of an organization offering real hope for those who suffer with addiction.”