Weight Loss Journey Inspires Nurse to Help Others

Embarking upon the path toward long-term weight loss can be daunting, but one nurse is uniquely equipped to help patients on that journey. Kristina Arnold, RN, BSN, CBN, has been a registered nurse for two decades, but it wasn’t until her own gastric band surgery in 2006 that she discovered her true passion: bariatrics.

Kristina Arnold, RN, clinical and quality bariatric coordinator for the UC Health Weight Loss Center.

As a clinical and quality bariatric coordinator at the UC Health Weight Loss Center for more than a decade, Arnold has helped countless patients on their own journeys to a healthy weight. She has also become an ambassador for the center and research coordinator for multiple projects, including the recent Reduction in Re-Admission Quality Improvement Plan that significantly reduced readmissions.

“I am extremely blessed to work in an area of nursing that has touched my life in so many positive and powerful ways. I am so fortunate to see first-hand how the decision to have weight loss surgery literally saves lives, including my own,” she said. “I have the unique opportunity to share this experience with my patients and they have expressed such comfort in knowing that I have been in their shoes. I work with an absolutely amazing bariatric team and I am very proud and honored to say that I work for UC Health Weight Loss Center.”

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