100 Great Iowa Nurses

“Under her leadership, we became one of the first hospitals in Iowa to create policies and protocols that prohibit inducing labor or performing C-sections prior to 39 weeks unless the health of the mother or baby are in jeopardy. She never coasts. She’s always on the hunt for new and innovative ways to refine practices.” -2017 Nominator
Nominator, 2017
“Our nurse residency program was only open to medical-surgical nurses until she took over coordinating the program. She worked with nursing leadership to open it up to all new nurses from all specialty areas. She revamped the curriculum to address gaps related to generational differences, diversity, and cultural competency.” -2017 Nominator
Nominator, 2017
“A patient diagnosed with lung cancer was weak and needed treatment. His physician didn’t believe he should leave the hospital to attend his daughter’s wedding, so she advocated for the patient. Because of her knowledge and expertise, and the physician’s trust in her, a compromise was reached. I’m happy to say that the patient walked his daughter down the aisle.” -2017 Nominator
Nominator, 2017
“The Nursing Recruitment Office was in turmoil, with high office staff turnover and many positions needing to be filled. She has completely turned the office around to mentor Millennial staff to recruit extremely effectively. Since December 2016, they have recruited over 1,200 positions” -2017 Nominator
Nominator, 2017
“He is continually teaching. If he is not teaching medical students, he is taking the opportunity to teach nursing students. If he is not teaching nursing students, he is teaching nursing staff. The sheer number of people influenced by his teaching is immeasureable.” -2017 Nominator
Nominator, 2017
He knows from experience what it’s like to raise a family while going to school full-time, and mentors many of the CNAs and LPNs to pursue higher education. This often makes him work even harder to schedule around classes and clinicals for these staff members. But he also teaches them about empathy, kindness, and caring, which are as important as the clinical knowledge they will be getting in school.” -2017 Nominator
Nominator, 2017