January 2024 - The Pulse

The Pulse


We Are One St. Anthony - Be Here Now

Have you ever been in a meeting where it's clear the other person is distracted and not listening? Or reversed where your mind wandered and you didn't hear the other person? We all have - it's human. BE HERE NOW is about being fully present with people and activities, at work and home. Being more aware of our distractions and focusing on what is in front of us will help in all aspects of our lives. 

Be Here Now

John Coon Memorial Silent Auction 

John CoonOur friend and coworker, John Coon, was 61 when he passed away unexpectedly on December 28, 2022. There was not a stranger he ever met and a name he never forgot. If you were lucky enough to be a friend of John’s, you were a friend for life. Our St. Anthony family misses John dearly.

John is remembered most for his everlasting love of sports and how he avidly followed the Iowa State Cyclones! John’s family paid a visit to St. Anthony this past fall. To our surprise, they gifted some of John’s most prized possessions: autographed jerseys, autographed shoes and trading cards. A small working-group decided to open these items up for a silent auction that will go towards the St. Anthony SOS fund that assists employees in trying times.

Click HERE to access a site called Qtego to browse the auction items in detail and begin bidding!  It’s easy!

Let’s have some fun bidding wars to raise money for the SOS Fund in John’s memory!

Bidding is open now and will close on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Items on the silent auction:


  • #14 Iowa State Jersey, autographed by Jeff Hornacek (Hornacek played basketball at Iowa State from 1982 to 1986.)
  • #14 Phoenix Suns Jersey, autographed by Jeff Hornacek (Hornacek played for the Suns from 1986 to 1992 then coached from 2013 - 2016)
  • #10 Diante Garrett Jersey, autographed by Diante Garrett (Garrett played basketball at Iowa State from 2007 to 2011)

Shoes: autographed by Fred Hoiberg

Collectible NBA Trading Cards:

  • 5 different Jeff Hornacek Utah Jazz Trading Cards
  • 1 Fred Hoiberg Chicago Bull Trading Card
  • 1 Fred Hoiberg Indiana Pacers Trading Card

Treasuring Talent: Michaela Stoltenberg & Sara Knobbe

Treasuring Talent is a voluntary program established by the R3 Committee where individual employees are highlighted from our staff. The program is a way for our hospital, surrounding clinics & community to get to know and appreciate the incredible team of people serving at St. Anthony Regional Hospital.

Love your job at St. Anthony? Submit an entry to the R3 Committee to be featured!


Sara Knobbe

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training (SARH Employees Only)

Training details:

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024 
  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Training is free and lunch will be provided
  • Training will be held in the Education Center, 4th floor of the Surgery Building

Click here to register

The St. Anthony Social Services department is hosting The Mental Health First Aid Training for interested St. Anthony employees. This training is available to all, but seating is limited so it's encouraged to get signed up now!

Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In both situations, the goal is to have the skills to support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives.

Through this training, participants will learn:

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges.
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges
  • How to interact with a person in crisis.
  • How to connect a person with help.
  • Expanded content on trauma, substance use and self-care.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age.


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

  • Gracie  – MSP
  • Patricia – Respiratory Therapy
  • Josie – ICU
  • Lena – F&N
  • Xavier  – Lab
  • Daniel – Environmental Services
  • Brandon – Environmental Services
  • Sister Therese – Nursing Home
  • Leesa  – Dialysis
  • Lily  – MSP
  • Maycie – F&N
  • Destiny  – F&N

First Baby of 2024 Born At The Birth Place!

Brylee Jean, daughter of Molly and Mark, was born Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 8:03 AM making her the first baby born in 2024 at St. Anthony! 

Welcome baby, Brylee!


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. 

  • National Mentoring Month
  • Birth Defect Prevention Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National CRNA Week: Jan. 22 - 28

More on National Mentoring Month:

January is National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month is celebrated each January to raise awareness of the positive impact mentoring relationships have on the lives of youth and adults. It is an opportunity to recognize and honor mentors who offer support, stability, and opportunities for growth to youth in their community. To become a mentor in Carroll County and make a difference in the life of a youth, visit New Opportunities Mentoring Program at https://www.newopp.org/services/prevention/mentoring-program 

 Our condolences for your loss this past monthCondolences

  • Miranda, MSP, for the loss of her grandmother.
  • Mary, SDS, for the loss of her brother.
  • Melissa, Rehab, for the loss of her grandmother.


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