Meet Fera Butts, Director of Pediatric Emergency Department and Inpatient Unit at Sky Ridge

I have been a RN for 17 years and have 21 years of experience in Emergency Medicine (four years as an EMT with LA County Fire).

Q: Where did you work prior to Sky Ridge?
A:  I started my nursing career at Loma Linda in California. I moved to Colorado in 2000 and have worked at Denver Health, Centura Health and Kaiser Permanente.

Q: How did you get involved in this field?
A: I was always interested in having a career in the healthcare field. I started out as a dispatcher/EMT and worked in the field while going through nursing school. From there, I went directly in to the Level I Pediatric and Adult ED Emergency Department at Loma Linda University in their first ever “ED New Grad” program.

Q: What’s your favorite part about this job?
A: My favorite part of holding a leadership role is with all the amazing teams around me. I enjoy mentoring and developing teams and believe in motivational leadership.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: I enjoy reading, running and outdoor activities.

Q: If you could choose any other job what would it be?
A: Professional motivational speaker and coach.

Q: Tell us something most people wouldn’t know about you.
A: I have completed 10 marathons in the past 10 years (five half-marathons and five full-marathons).