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Elizabeth Sandidge, MSN-FNP, joins the staff in the Fitzgibbon Emergency Department

June 11, 2024

Area residents needing emergency care may see a very familiar face as Fitzgibbon Hospital welcomes Elizabeth (Angelhow) Sandidge, MSN-FNP, to its Emergency Department. Sandidge will see patients in the Emergency Department who are triaged for “fast track” services. The concept is that patients who are somewhat less acute are seen relatively quickly and can return home faster. Fitzgibbon has offered “fast track” services for about a decade.

“I had been commuting to Centerpoint Hospital where I have been getting a lot of critical care experience. I am a Marshall girl and always wanted to return to Fitzgibbon once my education was finished,” said Sandidge. “I like that I get to treat members of my community, and the emergency department allows me to treat a wide range of our citizens rather than just a specific community. I have always liked emergency medicine.”

Sandidge, a native of Marshall, received her Master of Science in Nursing from Research College of Nursing in Kansas City in December 2023, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in December 2018 from Cox College of Nursing in Springfield. She graduated from Marshall High School in May 2014.

Prior to returning to Marshall to work at Fitzgibbon Hospital, she was the House Supervisor at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Mo. Over the last five years, she worked as an R.N. in several departments across Centerpoint Medical Center and gained broad critical care experience, which will aid in her role in the Fitzgibbon Emergency Department. She cared for patients in Centerpoint’s ICU, PCU and the Covid ICU. She also served as a nurse tech early in her career at Children’s Mercy Hospital and has provided additional care in area home health and long-term care facilities. She worked in the Fitzgibbon Hospital behavioral health unit for a year-and-a-half in 2017.

 Fitzgibbon Hospital employs nurse practitioners who collaborate with physicians in its Emergency Department, 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. To learn more, visit