AnnMarie Pulkkila

Annmarie Pulkkila

AnnMarie has had extensive professional and personal experience with the healthcare system. As a burn survivor, her journey from small child to adult set the course for her professional aspiration to become a nurse with the goal of helping empower healthcare consumers in their time of great need, as well as assisting clinicians to understand the great opportunity and responsibility to provide superior quality care.

As a newly licensed Registered Nurse, AnnMarie knew she wanted to be with premature babies. She spent 16 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care specialty where she discovered her love for the fragile, vulnerable babies and their families. She likes to tell others that she “grew up” in the unit. There is so much to learn about life in an environment that deals with the fragility of life involving the babies, families, and caregivers. She deepened her dedication to this population by attaining Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) certification to allow her to support the development of premature babies and to communicate those needs to practitioners and families.

AnnMarie utilized her nursing experience within a global healthcare company where she continued to represent the needs of the neonatal population through specialized product and quality improvement offerings. With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she continues to raise the bar for herself through the pursuit of higher education, as well as advocating for the needs and rights of all people.

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