Many people say that Jeff Edstrom puts them to sleep. They even say that they fall fast asleep while he is talking to them! Believe it or not, Jeff is proud of this.
He went to school to learn how to put people to sleep! Of course, that is his job. Jeff administers anesthesia at JCHC. He is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Johnson County Healthcare Center
He attended the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse and received a Master’s Degree in Biology and also received a Master’s Degree in Anesthesia from the Franciscan Skemp School of Anesthesia. Jeff really enjoys being able to use his education and it is rewarding for him to be able to relieve people’s pain using his skills in anesthesia.
Jeff Edstrom was working in Wisconsin, when he met Dr. Blaine Ruby. Dr. Ruby, a Buffalo native, came back to JCHC to begin his surgical practice, and talked Jeff into checking Buffalo out. Jeff and his family had no plans of leaving Wisconsin, but because of their strong religious beliefs, they felt that Buffalo is where the Lord wanted them. And they haven’t been disappointed.
Finding an opportunity in Buffalo to work with the dedicated staff, becoming part of a thriving community and being near the mountains again added to their list of positive reasons to move. The school system was also a draw.
The kids aren’t just a number in a huge school system anymore. They thank us for moving to Buffalo. We think the kids will really shine here.
Jeff was raised in Rexburg Idaho, and is married to Becca, who is from Wisconsin. They have 4 children - Jordan, McKenzie, Londyn and Brooklynn. Jeff likes to work with his hands - he works on cars, does carpentry, rides horses, uses heavy equipment and enjoys riding 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles. Becca has her degree in photography. She loves getting just the right shot, and hopes to build her photography career in the future.
What do the doctors who have worked with Jeff in surgery say?
We are really fortunate to have him in Buffalo,
says Sandy Ward, Administrator of JCHC
Even though I enjoy anesthesia as a whole,the best part is the pain relief. I enjoy being part of labor and delivery. Seeing comfortable mothers after a good epidural anesthetic, and then watching healthy babies arrive is very rewarding