We are thrilled to welcome Wendy to the PQ team; she brings a sharp attention to detail, true dedication and a high standard of excellence
Hilo, HI (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
Pacific Quest wilderness program is pleased to announce the hiring of Wendy McKoy, RN to its innovative wellness team for struggling teens and young adults. Wendy’s role with Pacific Quest will allow her to collaborate on a team of mental health and wellness professionals providing life-changing experiences for troubled youth from around the world. Providing the assessment and treatment of a wide range of health and wellness issues is no easy task, and Wendy will have an integral role offering top-notch care and services for Pacific Quest students and their families. As a registered nurse, Wendy will work side-by-side with Naturopathic Doctor Britta Zimmer and Psychiatric Doctor Shelly Ham, working full-time to provide comprehensive “whole person” care for youth enrolled at Pacific Quest. Co-founder of Pacific Quest, Mike McKinney states, “We are thrilled to welcome Wendy to the PQ team; she brings a sharp attention to detail, true dedication and a high standard of excellence.”
Wendy received her Nursing degree from Marymount University in 1992. Since then, Wendy has worked as an ICU nurse in some of the best medical centers in the country including Stanford, Cornell, Beth Israel and NYU. Wendy has also been involved in remote medical missions in the Dominican Republic, and most recently in US Army hospitals in Germany, where she provided care for wounded soldiers from Afghanistan. Wendy has spent much of her life traveling around the world and brings a wealth of experience and perspective to our program. When asked to describe her interests, Wendy states “I enjoy traveling, live music, swimming in the ocean with dolphins and sea turtles and reading to my son.”
About Pacific Quest
Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program for struggling teens and young adults, located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their wilderness programs offer a clinical, yet holistic approach to treatment, going beyond traditional wilderness therapy and teaching sustainable life skills. Pacific Quest’s proprietary therapeutic model is a groundbreaking approach that uses organic gardening to create concrete metaphors for its students as they cultivate their own health and happiness. Pacific Quest provides an environment that allows for a true discovery process for its students, a place that is safe, structured, experiential and natural. Owned and operated by a veteran team of professionals with hundreds of years of combined wilderness program experience, Pacific Quest offers a unique approach to treatment that is individualized for each student.