Rita Hartz, LPN. has over twenty years of nursing experience in various healthcare settings. She began her nursing career out of high school working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a Long Term Care setting providing care to fragile and elderly patients. While continuing to work she attended Schuylkill Training and Technology Center’s Practical Nursing Program. After taking her NCLEX as required by the State board of Nursing and earning her License to practice she progressed to various aspects of acute care nursing as well as telemetry and emergency care working as an LPN. She also has experience working in the home setting field where she worked closely with client families to provide quality care. Rita joined our team at Silver Pines Treatment Center as an LPN in our Detox Nursing Department in March of 2018 because of her passion to help those with substance abuse disorders. She progressed to the role of Lead Nurse with CIVIQ Health in October of 2019. Her compassionate and understanding nature as well as her dedication to caring for others brings comfort to our clients and their families. She looks forward to continuing her career and working closely with our team of Skilled Nurses, Clinical Team and Leadership team to offer comfort and support to our clients as they begin their journey into sobriety.