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A department of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center

Terri Gardner, BSN, RN, CNML

Manager of Critical Care Unit and Patient Intake Center



  • Employed at Sarah Bush Lincoln since 1994
  • Started as a staff nurse in CCU. Was a patient care leader for 14 years prior to becoming the manager


  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2007
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing, Parkland College, 1979


  • Certified Nurse Manager and Leader

Professional Involvement

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • American Nurses Association
  • Leadership Development Team
  • Ethics Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Li Cheng Award at Sarah Bush Lincoln

Personal Note

  • I have been a nurse for at SBLHS for 24 years. I have been a part of this facility becoming one of the best places to work and the hospital of choice for care in our community. We have an environment that is supportive of our nursing staff and promote professional growth. I am able to mentor students and our staff. I believe that I make a difference every day being a nurse.

Contact Information

Sarah Bush Lincoln
1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938