Deborah Keasler, R.N., B.S., M.S.
Float Rider from Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC)
With more than 25 years of progressive responsibility, Deborah Keasler is passionate about the field of nursing. She is highly respected leader and a community healthcare advocate. Having completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, with a minor in microbiology and chemistry in 1981, Deborah completed her nursing degree in 1984. Additionally, she completed a Masters of Science in Gerontology in 2010. Deborah has spent most of her professional career at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. She spent her first eight years as a Cardiac Critical Care bedside nurse and relief charge nurse. After six years in utilization management for a privately held medical group Deborah returned to PVHMC as Director of Case Management. In 2001 Deborah assumed her current role as Director of Cardiac Services where she is responsible for Cardiac Surgery administration, a 10-bed Cardiac Critical Care unit, a 65-bed Telemetry unit, and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. She is also currently an adjunct faculty member at Chaffey Community College and at the University of La Verne.
How Deborah Was Selected as a Float Rider
A nomination process was held throughout the Hospital. Nurses could be nominated by any Associate (employees, physicians and volunteers) and nurses could be nominated multiple times. This information was compiled and submitted to a committee of four: the Hospital’s Chairman of the Board, the President of the PVHMC Auxiliary, the President of the Medical Staff, and the Chair of the PVHMC Foundation. Twenty-five nurses were nominated for the honor of being PVHMC’s rider on the Nurses’ Float for the 2013 Rose Parade; Deborah Keasler was the committee’s choice.