St. Joseph's Memorial Foundation raised $515 for nursing scholarships through its Honor a Nurse program. The program invited staff and community members to recognize nurses at Gundersen St. Joseph's as part of National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
In her note of recognition to all nurses employed at Gundersen St. Joseph's, Kate O'Rourke, DO, vice chief of medical staff at Gundersen St. Joseph's said, "Our organization is fortunate to have you, and we appreciate your hard work and dedication every day. The work that I do would not be possible without your support. Your impact cannot be overstated."
"I am proud of each and every nurse who arrives for duty at Gundersen St. Joseph's to serve the patients of this community," said Toni Tengblad, RN, chief of clinical operations at Gundersen St. Joseph's. "They are truly wonderful."
National Nurses Week began in 1993 when the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. Each year, the celebration ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday.
Nurses honored included; Alex Marshall, RN; Alissa Rauls, RN; Allie Ladron, RN; Angela Retzlaff, RN; Anita Bell, RN; Ashley Sibenaller, RN; Cari Sonntag, RN; Carol Behm, RN; Carrie Krueger, RN; Cheryl Vulstek, RN; David Wilson, RN; Denise Kroes, RN; Diane Brown, RN; Emily Oium, RN; Heather Fronk, RN; Heather Green, MA; Jacquelyn Brown, RN; Jean Lange, RN; Jeanette Hoesly, RN; Jennifer Fiegel-Newlon, NP, Jenny Hynek, RN; Jessica Mckendree, RN; Jessica Thompson, NP; Jodi Sunday, RN; Jodi Weldy, RN; June Blaha, RN; Kamela Quinnell, RN; Karen Thorell, RN; Katherine Olson, RN; Kristi Kubarski, RN; Laurene Wurster, RN; Leigh Rueckheim, RN; Linda Chute, RN; Lisa Verbsky, RN; Melissa Uppena, RN; Melissa Winchel, RN; Michelle Gardner, NP; Michelle Russell, RN; Paige Huber, RN; Paige Jilek-Peters, RN; Patricia Pedretti, RN; Rachel Kerian, RN; Rachel Purvis, RN; Richard Behm, RN; Robin Haugh, RN; Samuel Delventhal, RN; Sarah Sorenson, RN; Shawna Hefel, RN; Susan Hellerude-Borchardt, NP; Tammie Skrabel, RN; Tara Swinehart, RN; Toni Tengblad, RN; and Tricia Laridaen, RN.
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