Kristi Wiggins began her career with UT Health East Texas System in 2010 as an ER Nurse in the Level 1 Trauma Center. In 2013, she transitioned to Paramedic/Nurse with the Critical Care Transport Service at EMS/Air1. Kristi is an incredibly hardworking and selfless caregiver who puts her whole heart into her job. She always goes out of her way to do what is best for her patient and the team. Kristi also serves on the Critical Incident Stress Management Team, and puts countless extra hours in helping with community CPR classes, Stop the Bleed, and Car Seat Safety Checks.
Kristi has always been the soft-spoken voice of our team; the one that team members call for support or with concerns. She always listens and does her best to make everyone reach his or her potential. Often, Kristi’s colleagues repeat the phrase, “I wish we could clone you,” because she puts all of herself into everything she does, no matter what.
Kristi has recently taken the position as UT Health East Texas’s QA/QI Coordinator. She has embraced the roll, ensuring that all care is well documented and in line with protocol. With this information, Kristi can make sure that the education curriculum meets the needs of her team. She enjoys teaching and helping the new generation of Paramedics and Nurses learn and to love what they do.
Over the course of Kristi’s career, there have been numerous calls from her patients or her patients’ families, describing how well Kristi took care of them. She brings calm to the storm of any situation, and her ER staff colleagues say they feel a weight lift off of them as soon as Kristi walks in the door.
When Kristi is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons outdoors, hunting and fishing. She is always present at her sons’ sporting events, including High School Clay Target League, and volunteers her time at their school.