February 2023 - The Pulse


In This Edition

Service Awards for 2022

Staff Recognition Welcome to our New Co-Workers Did you Know? 
Great Iowa Nurses Education Corner Condolences
Department Spotlight National Health Observances Foundation News

 2022 Service Awards

Happy Anniversary to our fellow employees who celebrated milestone years of employment at St. Anthony!

Check out the Service Awards booklet for 2022 here to read about our amazing co-workers!


 Christina Woerdehoff & Jamie Wuebker honored as Great Nurse of Iowa

Christina Woerdehoff, Education Services, and Jamie Wuebker, Emergency DepGreat Iowa Nursesartment, have been honored with the Great Nurse of Iowa Award.

The goal of Great Iowa Nurses is to recognize Iowa nurses who routinely go above and beyond every day and take that extra step to ensure safe, compassionate care for their patients. 

Christina and Jamie are true examples of great Iowa nurses! Congratulations to both of you on this tremendous honor! 

Christina and Jamie will be recognized through the Great Iowa Nurse ceremony at a virtual reception this Spring.

Department SpotlightMaterials Management

8 full-time, 1 part-time and 2 relief staff make up the team.

Here's what the Materials Management Team has to say: 

Biggest Challenge: Obtaining medical supplies has been a big challenge in the last couple of years. Another challenge is keeping up with building appearances; this is anything from repairing and painting walls to maintaining the flooring throughout the entire St. Anthony campus including all Clinics.

We are proud of everything we do! We are constantly jumping through hoops to see where we can procure medical supplies that are on routine backorder. Also, adding a position to audit patient charges within the Surgery billing module has helped capture charges.

Did you know: We are the department responsible for building and putting up 'The Child Is Born' signs every Christmas. We are also the team that is called in for major water disaster cleanup.Bold and Beautiful

Something that not everyone realizes: Materials Management is very knowledgeable and has a multitude of responsibilities and duties. The Hospital Bio Med services are managed through Materials Management also.

Fun Fact: The Materials Management team's FAVORITE show is The Bold and The Beautiful.

Keep up the great work, Materials Management Team!

Materials Management

 Chad Lawson, Carroll Chamber Board 

Chad Lawson, IT Director, was recently appointed to the Carroll Chamber Board of Directors. 

Congratulations, Chad! Thank you for serving our community and making it a great place to live and work. 

Jennifer Schmitz has completed  the SANE certification. 

In order to offer comprehensive care, the role of the SANE includes evaluating and treating the patient in a holistic way, being mindful of both the acute and long-term consequences of sexual violence victimization. The SANE can gather a culturally and developmentally appropriate medical history and a history of the assault, with an essential understanding of the medical and legal implications of both.

Congratulations, Jennifer and thank you for continuing education to better serve our patients.

Recognizing Our CISM-Trained Staff

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a type of crisis intervention designed to provide support for those who have experienced traumatic events. It is composed of multiple elements that attempt to address each phase of a crisis situation or traumatic event. When implemented properly, this intervention offers significant crisis support.  CISM 

Congratulations to Journey Stork, Sara Gonnerman and Angelo Luis! St. Anthony applauds your commitment to providing this service not only for our patients at St. Anthony but our community as well.


Meet your new co-workers who joined us this past month. 

  • Daniel Baumhover - Environmental Services
  • MiKayla Blum – Carroll Clinic
  • Kathryn Drost - The Birth Place
  • Chelsey Gonzales – Food & Nutrition
  • Dawn Greteman – MSP
  • Seth Guzman – Food & Nutrition
  • Robina Johnson – Food & Nutrition
  • Josh Lambertz – Materials Management
  • Tammie McKenzie – Same Day Surgery
  • Nathan Merrill – Respiratory Therapy
  • Leah Nystrom – Food & Nutrition
  • Esther Van Horn – Nursing Home

New Employees

Health Observances

Does your department have a national recognition day/week/month coming up? Please send us your photos and information and we'll share it here! Thank you. 

Let us share your stories! Tell us!

 Our condolences for your loss this past monthCondolences

  • Nikole Hannasch, Radiology, for the loss of her grandmother.
  • Peggy Klocke, HIM, for the loss of her mother-in-law.
  • Corey Behrens, MSP, for the loss of her grandfather.
  • Amber Nieland, Radiology, for the loss of her mother-in-law.
  • Jean Boeckman, Medical Oncology, for the loss of her sister-in-law.
  • Dr. Amy Canuso, Mental Health, for the loss of her brother-in-law.
  • Lori Snyder, Mental Health, for the loss of her sister-in-law.
  • Darcy Dailey, HR, for the loss of her aunt.

CareersLet's add to our team and refer our friends to job listings.

St. Anthony is one of the largest employers in the Carroll area with more than 700 skilled and dedicated staff. YOU can help add to our team by forwarding the careers link to others who may be a good fit. Thank you!

View Job Openings

Happy Birthday

Best wishes to our co-workers who celebrate their special day this month. Click here for the full list. 

Payroll Changes

Help Petal It Forward!

Your $10 donation will help make a cancer patient’s day!

All proceeds will go towards the St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center Team Building Hope.

Send your $10 to Lori Pietig at the Cancer Center by February 14, 2023, and a flower will be given to a cancer patient the week of March 6, 2023.

Please contact Lori Pietig at 794-5505 with any questions.

Petal It Forward

Education Corner

When Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin, suffered a cardiac arrest following an in-game collision against the Cincinnati Bengals and received life-saving emergency care on national television, the world was reminded of the importance of CPR training.

To draw awareness to the value of CPR skills, Hamlin is now teaming up with the American HeartCPR Challenge Association (AHA) for his “3 For Heart CPR Challenge,” asking people to learn CPR and then spread the word to others.

In healthcare, we recognize the value of high-quality CPR for both survival and long-term health outcomes. Education Services makes CPR training readily available for all, with learning sessions offered each week. Classes are open to the public and free for all employees.

Through the past year, 177 individuals, including nurses, coaches, teachers, community members, and our own maintenance team, have obtained CPR certification through these classes. Additionally, another 400 St. Anthony patient care staff have completed the steps to maintain their CPR certification.  

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in learning or refreshing CPR skills, click here to select a session and register.

Education Services also offers training to businesses, clubs, and community groups. Email education@stanthonyhospital.org, or call 712-794-5243 for more information.

"As you know, CPR saved my life earlier this year on the field, and CPR could easily save your life or someone you love." Damar Hamlin

St. Anthony Foundation News: Scholarships

2023 Scholarship applications are available through the St. Anthony Foundation for students pursuing a profession in the health care field. Only one application is needed to qualify for all the scholarships offered through St. Anthony. A fillable PDF application is available through email or online HERE. Completed applications must be received by Friday, March 31, 2023. If you have any questions, email or call the Foundation office at x5287.

These scholarships will payout after the fall semester of 2022, so students will need to be enrolled in school in the spring semester of 2023. Since the beginning of the scholarship program in 2003, over $250,000 in awards has helped 316 students achieve their goal of continued education in health care.

We also want to encourage any of our staff who are enrolled in college courses to apply for the Iowa Hospital Education & Research Foundation scholarships which are valued at $3,500. Click this link to apply.

Did You KnowSt. Anthony Was Founded In 1905

Father Kuemper saw the need and advantages of a medical Hospitalhealth center to serve the area. He used his own funds to purchase land in the south part of Carroll.

Father Kuemper wasted no time in his selection of who would run the facility. He contacted the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. He offered $1,000 and a completed, equipped facility if they would administer and serve the proposed hospital. The sisters accepted and the hospital took the name of St. Anthony. It was on the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua, June 13, 1905, that the 30-bed hospital was dedicated.

To learn more about St. Anthony history, click here.


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Photo of the Month

Kroks Concert Success!

The Carroll Rec Center didn't have an empty seat when the Harvard Krokodiloes performed on Sunday, January 8!


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