35 Nurses from UnityPoint Health Recognized in 100 Great Iowa Nurses

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UnityPoint Health Recognizes Nurses for their Outstanding Achievements

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UnityPoint Health is proud to honor our nurses during National Nurses Week, for making a difference in the lives of our patients and helping us deliver on our mission of "Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time." We also honor the outstanding achievements of the 35 UnityPoint Health nurses recognized as one of the top 100 Great Nurses .

Bill Leaver, President/CEO UnityPoint Health Honors Nurses from UnityPoint Health on Vimeo.

 

Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen

Iowa Lutheran Hospital - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"Belinda is a strong advocate for meeting the needs of mental health patients, regardless of their symptoms and behaviors."

Sheena Bauer

Sheena Bauer

Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"Sheena has a way of making you feel at ease and an ability to answer questions so that everyone feels comfortable asking."

Joyce Bianchi

Joyce Bianchi

Trinity Regional Medical Center - Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge 

"Joyce role models being an advocate for patients and their family, treating all patients and families with dignity and respect."

Theresa Borcherding

Theresa Borcherding

Grundy County Memorial Hospital - Grundy Center
Grundy County 

"Theresa consistently puts other people first in each and every encounter she has - not only as a nurse but as a community member as well."

Brooke Chriswisser

Brooke Chriswisser

Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"She is dedicated to the care of children and families and has the ability to create safe and trusting relationships, which nourish the body and mind."

Michelle Collette

Michelle Collette

Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"She is able to step up to the plate in emergency situations. She knows what to do and how to do it well."

Alice Curl

Alice Curl

Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"Alice has worked continuously in medical outreach to third world countries. She has not just made a difference in the life of one child, but of endless numbers of children."

Denise Easley

Denise Easley

St. Luke's Hospital - Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids 

"Her personal regard and respect for newborns and their families is consistently extraordinary."

Andrea Fager

Andrea Fager

Iowa Lutheran Hospital - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"She is a very committed and loving nurse to all patients she serves and is an advocate for the Hispanic population."

Susie Flood

Susie Flood

UnityPoint at Home
Des Moines 

"Susie has always lived a life of caring for others. She has made me a better nurse by her role modeling."

Nancy Frederiksen

Nancy Frederiksen

Trinity - Quad Cities
Bettendorf 

"Her generosity in sharing knowledge and tools to perform at a higher level is a gift to her peers and others."

Teresa Gavin

Teresa Gavin

Allen Hospital - Waterloo
Waterloo 

"Teresa's work demonstrates humanity in everything she does. She is a true hero and one you can always count on."

Linda Guebert

Linda Guebert

Trinity - Quad Cities
Bettendorf 

"She understands holistic health care serves the mind, body and spirit, and is a tremendous advocate for our Parish Nurse program."

Marsha Haugen

Marsha Haugen

Allen Hospital - Waterloo
Waterloo 

"Marsha has an unrelenting dedication for the patient and the mission at hand. Not only is she in the best 100, she is one in a million."

Jennifer Heuertz

Jennifer Heuertz

St. Luke's - Sioux City
Sioux City 

"Jennifer has a passion for the importance of personally understanding the needs of her patients and their families."

Tara Johnson

Tara Johnson

Trinity - Quad Cities
Bettendorf 

"As the Emergency Department manager, she is an advocate for women and children with her leadership in the sexual assault program."

Amanda Jorgensen

Amanda Jorgensen

Iowa Lutheran Hospital - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"Amanda demonstrates her concern for humanity every day in her commitment to give excellent care to her older adult patients."

Laura Juel

Laura Juel

Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"Laura doesn't settle for status quo. She is a high achiever and a catalyst to continually improving health care."

Kathy Karpowicz

Kathy Karpowicz

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"Her wise counsel, careful listening, reflective thinking, excellent communication skills and expertise have resulted in improved outcomes for countless patients and families."

Kim Killpack

Kim Killpack

Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"Kim has demonstrated a passion to help keep the patients, staff and community members informed and protected against influenza."

Marsan (Sam) Klein

Marsan (Sam) Klein

Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"Questioning minds, confident personalities and the willingness to always work within a team for the good of another are the hallmarks that Sam believes all good nurses possess."

Teresa Layland

Teresa Layland

Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"She makes decisions based on the facts and what will have the best outcome for all involved. She presents an image of nurse practitioners that every person involved in nursing should strive to achieve."

Paula Maddox

Paula Maddox

Trinity - Quad Cities
Quad Cities 

"Her passion for best practice stroke care for our hospital has made a major impact on our patients' lives."

Janice Mason

Janice Mason

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center - Storm Lake
Storm Lake 

"Jan is a role model within the hospital, focusing on health literacy and coaching other nurses to utilize teach back when providing education to patients."

Lisa McNerney

Lisa McNerney

UnityPoint at Home
Des Moines 

"Lisa has compassion to help those who are dying and their families cope. She brings out the positive during the dying process, which is an amazing trait."

Doreen Mingo

Doreen Mingo

Allen College - Waterloo
Waterloo 

"The success of the summer nurse camp can be directly attributed to Doreen's insights, experiences and passion as a nurse educator."

Lori Murphy-Stokes

Lori Murphy-Stokes

Allen Hospital - Waterloo
Waterloo 

"Lori provides tremendous leadership to the managers, mentoring them in creating an environment for nurses to do their best work."

Monique Reese

Monique Reese

UnityPoint at Home
Des Moines 

"Monique is a strong advocate for patients, families and clinicians at the bedside as she participates in health system strategic planning and implementation."

Barbara Rozenboom

Barbara Rozenboom

UnityPoint at Home
Des Moines 

"Barb's consistent, thoughtful, and organized approach to deliver excellent care to patients and her collaboration with the health care team is her ultimate contribution."

Charlotte Sallows

Charlotte Sallows

UnityPoint Clinic
Bettendorf 

"Her everyday spirit of kindness and humility makes her one of Iowa's Great Nurses."

Lucinda (Lucy) Shipley

Lucinda (Lucy) Shipley

Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"Lucy is highly respected in the oncology field as well as among her staff. I learn something from Lucy every day and love working on her floor."

John Steger

John Steger

Iowa Lutheran Hospital - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"John was recently appointed to a Patient Care Facilitator role on his medical unit and is already impacting outcomes and stays."

Loretta Taylor

Loretta Taylor

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"She frequently explains patients' needs in such a way that the staff comes to understand and appreciate the impact of mental illness."

Julie West

Julie West

Blank Children's Hospital - Des Moines
Des Moines 

"I know her peers at Blank Children's Hospital are grateful for her expertise, her commitment and the countless hours of dedication to improve the outcomes of critically ill newborns and their families."

Linda Whaley

Linda Whaley

Trinity Regional Medical Center - Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge 

"Linda is an excellent mentor and supervisor. A great leader inspires others to reach their potential which in turn helps an organization as a whole to reach greater heights."