Ellie Baas graduated in 1987 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Toledo. She proceeded to work for many years at ProMedica Toledo in Toledo, Ohio in all aspects of the critical care arena: bedside nurse, unit educator, case manager, unit supervisor, and unit director. She has maintained her specialty certification in critical care as a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse since 1996. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree with emphasis on acute care and education from Saint Louis University in 2011. Ellie gained board certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2011. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, The American Association of Critical Care, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Ellie worked 2 years as a nurse practitioner with an Intensivist group in Toledo, Ohio, prior to relocating to Dallas, Texas. She joined North Texas Critical Care 2015 and has a special passion for cardiothoracic surgery and education within the nursing profession.
Courtney Coker completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing at Texas Woman's University, then worked in the cardiac ICU at Baylor Dallas for 5 years. She completed her graduate degree in Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington in summer 2014 and became a certified adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. She joined NTCC in 2014. Her interests include advanced heart failure, mechanical support modalities and acute kidney injury.