Why I Give: One Nurse’s Perspective
||Rene Kreiner, ARNP-C, is a certified family nurse practitioner at Gundersen Lutheran’s regional clinics in Calmar and Ossian, Iowa.
“I believe in giving what you can. Supporting Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation is my way of giving to a valuable organization that supports its community. I am proud to be part of an organization that believes strongly in helping others, and am happy to see the Foundation support local charities. I know Children’s Miracle Network® has helped many families. I’m a parent myself, so you always relate to what it would be like to have a child or family member go through such a very difficult part of life. Even though I may not know many of these families personally, I can relate as a parent.
“Another area I feel really strongly about is education. I loved being a student, but I know it can be very financially straining. Many students benefit from scholarships; I am glad to see the Foundation encourages and supports education and scholarships.
“As a former student who spent internship time at Gundersen Lutheran, it was very appealing to me knowing they are supporting cutting-edge medicine to provide quality care. I enjoy reading about the Foundation’s research in different areas of medicine. I am impressed by the medical staff participating in research to continually improve patient care. This was one of the many reasons why I chose to practice at Gundersen Lutheran.”