100 Great Iowa Nurses

“Her impact is best described by a message received from a family: ‘It’s taken me a couple weeks to write this because I can’t express the feeling we have for you. You were our guardian angel in the worst time. Your gentle touch and loving words to our mom, and the caring for us, meant more than words can say. All you did for us will never be forgotten. Any family you help will be the luckiest family around.” -2018 Nominator
Nominator, 2018
“She provides compassionate care for patients going through the most difficult time of their lives. She gives them advice on getting the most out of their life prior to their death. She has difficult conversations about dying, and I’ve seen her shed tears with her patients during some of these conversations.” -2018 Nominator
Nominator, 2018
“Hers is one of the most cost-efficient departments as measured by IHA. She consistently reconciles revenue to ensure that missed charges are held at a minimum. She manages expenses, and instills a culture of responsibility. This year, we’ll save $43,276 because of our workers’ compensation mod factor. This is a direct result of her work.” -2018 Nominator
Nominator, 2018
“When my son was four, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It forever changed our lives. While he was in the hospital, our doctor told us about the support group she ran. That’s where we met her. She became a good friend, and continues to support and encourage my son to make healthy choices and not let diabetes define him.” -2018 Nominator
Nominator, 2018
“He is a mentor for new staff, being the ‘source of reason’ by remaining calm even during the most chaotic or emotional days. He has a gift that not all can acquire. He has an uncanny ability to work so well with children by calming them down and developing a trust with them and their parents.” -2018 Nominator
Nominator, 2018
“Physicians, nurses, and families recognize his excellence in nursing practice and compassion for patients, as well as his ability to stay focused, strong, and effective in stressful situations. He goes above and beyond to thank his coworkers for working together as a team to deliver acute care to critically ill patients.” -2018 Nominator
Nominator, 2018