Dr Seasholtz began her healthcare journey in junior high school when she volunteered in the Reading Hospital pharmacy on Saturday mornings. She has continued that journey supporting nurses and healthcare workers in education to incorporate best practices to improve healthcare outcomes.
Seasholtz obtained her BSN from Widener University and worked as a critical care nurse in cardiac, trauma, and medical surgical intensive care in Pennsylvania. Seasholtz received her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh supporting education, clinical outcomes, and research. Seasholtz became involved in the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and helped establish and became president of AACN chapter in Pittsburgh. During this time, she completed her Ph.D. in education from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on adult education and curriculum development. Her research looked at nursing education and patient outcomes within the hospital setting.
Seasholtz moved to West Virginia as the director of critical care, trauma, emergency dept, and aeromedical at WVU. She again expanded her vision and skill set becoming a Paramedic and teaching in EMS training. She obtained her EMBA in Healthcare as her career turned to Vice President of Patient Services at Fairmont General Hospital.
Seasholtz’s career continued to evolve as she moved to a Principal Consulting role within Siemens Medical Solutions for the integration of informatics and best practices into nursing and medical care. She became a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and became a Practice Director where she lead a team assisting hospitals from small rural hospitals to multisite University Hospital Systems to incorporate informatics and best practices into workflows. During this time Seasholtz co-authored “Evidence Based Nursing” and “Improving Healthcare Quality and Patient Outcomes Through the Integration of Evidence Based Practice and Informatics” with Dr Berndette Melnyk. When Siemens Medical Solutions was acquired by Cerner, she continued as a Practice Director until retirement 2 years later.
Upon retiring Seasholtz quickly found herself return again to the clinical side, becoming a Full Time Substitute RN for Monongalia County School District through the Covid pandemic . She retired in August 2022.
Seasholtz continues to believe it is our responsibility to expand opportunities in healthcare and to implement best practices to improve the quality of our healthcare outcomes.
Currently Seasholtz is President of St Paul Lutheran Church Council, a leader for Empty Bowls Monongalia County annual February event, along with member of Board of Govenors for Pierpont Community College and Technical School. In the past she has been involved with her homeowner’s association, CPR classes, volunteered as a camp nurse in the summer, and volunteered as a paramedic with Monongalia County EMS. She spends her WVU home game days parking cars at St Paul Lutheran Church to support the local food banks.
Seasholtz is married to Lawrence Springer and resides in Morgantown, WV. They have two Boston Terriers named Stella and Oliver.