Growing up, Crete was the place where a young Amy Sack joined the Science Club and National Honor Society.
It’s where she spent summers at the pool and knew the aisles of the family business by heart.
Today, Dr. Amy (Sack) Vertin has a renewed commitment to Crete. She joined the CAMC medical staff in 2010 as the Director of Emergency Services.
She was able to marry her passion for emergency medicine and commitment to the Crete community.
“This community is part of who I am,” she said. “Being born and raised here, it gives me a lot of satisfaction to help provide my friends and neighbors the highest quality care possible.”
During her first year at CAMC, her team started developing a dedicated emergency department staff focused solely on improving service and providing exceptional care for every patient walking through the ER.
“With so much change and uncertainty in health care today, our patients can be assured that we are on the forefront of what lies ahead.”
According to Vertin, CAMC is leading a trend in emergency medicine.
“Because of the way health care reform is moving, with doctors expected to know more about broadening fields of medicine, this model of care allows one physician to devote themselves solely to ER. It creates ownership, accountability and high quality outcomes.”
One of the most notable outcomes is the successful completion of a nine-month process to earn the designation of CAMC as a Level 4 Trauma Center.
Hopefully, your path with Dr. Vertin will never cross in an emergency setting.
Rather, you are sure to see her cheering at a t-ball game, listening to a school concert or sitting in the pews on Sunday morning as she and her husband J.L. enjoy raising their three children with all the advantages of a small and emerging community.