July 2023: ThePulse

The Pulse

In This Edition
Welcome to New Clinics Director New Radiology Director Named Dialysis Unit Grand Opening New Support Group
Successful Golf Classic Did you Know?  Governor's Visit Job Referral Bonus!
Photo of the Month Condolences National Health Observances Did You Know?

 Welcome Clinics Director, Stefanie King

Stefanie KingStefanie is from Des Moines and has worked in healthcare administration for over five years. She earned her BS in operations management from Iowa State University and her MBA from University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. She loves skiing, biking, swimming, and gardening. She is very excited to join the St. Anthony team!

Please join us in welcoming Stefanie King to St. Anthony!

Jolene WileyJolene Wiley, new Radiology Unit Director

Jolene has over 30 years of experience in Radiology. She received her Associates Degree from Iowa Central Community College. 

She grew up in central Iowa and is proud to be back in the area serving our communities. In her down time, Jolene enjoys cooking, being outside, and spending time with her family. A beach is her "happy place". 

St. Anthony Dialysis Unit Grand Opening

StaffOn Thursday, June 8, St. Anthony hosted an open house for staff to tour the new location of the St. Anthony Dialysis Unit on the first floor. The next day, June 9, the Carroll Chamber of Commerce hosted a Chamber Coffee for their members. Following the event, Lynn Riesenberg, Director, said it was wonderful to see staff and community members visit and learn more about dialysis. In the new unit, space is more accessible offering better flow and patient safety. 

On Monday, June 26th, the new location of the St. Anthony Dialysis Unit officially welcomed their patients into the new space on the first floor after previously being on the fourth floor since 2003.  READ MORE HERE.

Congratulations on a job well done! Undertaking such a project required meticulous planning, coordination, and hard work from a great team of dedicated professionals at St. Anthony along with the architechts and construction crew with whom they collaborated. 

The staff for the dialysis unit at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. From left to right are Lynn Riesenberg, Aricka Sibenaller, Stephanie Drake, Jill Reilly, Liz Lucken, Sheila Hahn, Julie Schrader, Sasha Bloyer and Alex Harmening.

logoSupport Group for Breathing Disorders

"A Breath of Fresh Air" is a new support group at St. Anthony for those with COPD or other Breathing Disorders. Prior to the COVID pandemic, a similar group had been meeting through respiratory therapy and had disbanded. Since then, Kallie Smitts and Tricia Clow, staff in Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab, have reformed and revamped the group at the urging of their patients. Rotating topics of discussion and education are offered along with conversation and support. 

A Breath of Fresh Air Support Group meets at 3:00 PM on the third Thursday in the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December, in St. Francis Conference Room. No RSVP is needed. READ MORE HERE.


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

  • Akuol Ajack – Environmental Services
  • Karly Baumhover – Education Intern
  • Elizabeth Beers – ER
  • Jocelyn Chambers – Education Intern
  • Stephanie Fiferlick – MSP
  • Paul Gonzalez – Food & Nutrition
  • Olivia Grote – Lab
  • Jamie Ibarra – Education Intern
  • Andrew Johnson – Food & Nutrition
  • Stefanie King – St. Anthony Clinic
  • Lacey Kitchen – The Birth Place
  • Timberlen Koch – Education Intern
  • Abigail Martin – Environmental Services
  • Trinity Miller – Food & Nutrition
  • Saribel Ornelas – Education Intern
  • Maxwell Pietig – Education Intern
  • Sophia Polking – Education Intern
  • Zach Promes – Rehab Services
  • Maggie Ragaller – Education Intern
  • Morgan Roberts – Nursing Home
  • Regan Rowedder – Education Intern
  • Sinjin Smith – Anesthesia
  • Andrea Stockdale – BMU
  • Carissa Stover – MSP
  • Rachel Watson – Nursing Home
  • Jolene Wiley - Radiology

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!

 CondolencesOur condolences for your loss this past month

  • Susan Trecker (Environmental Services) for the loss of her Mother.
  • Anna Nees (Cancer Center) for the loss of her Grandfather.
  • Marchelle England (Mental Health) for the loss of her Niece.
  • Kelly Page (Mental Health) for the loss of her Son In Law
  • Chad Lawson (IT) for the loss of his Grandfather.
  • Sister Jetty Simon, (Nursing Home) for the loss of her mother.

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

Get Referrals. Get Rewarded. $1,000 Referral Bonus!

Employee Referral Program

  • Organization-wide program.
  • Earn up to $1,000 for a referral that is hired into a part-time or full-time position (based on eligibility and guidelines).
  • Available via paper form on FastFlow.

Happy Birthday

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

Happy birthday

25th Annual Golf Classic - A Success!

A record-setting year with $91,415 raised! 

The 25th annual St. Anthony Golf Classic held on Monday, June 26th, at the Carroll Country Club, raised a record-breaking $90,413. Additional funds were also received after the conclusion of Monday’s event. The proceeds for this year’s event will benefit important initiatives in the St. Anthony Clinic. In response to our most recent community health needs assessment, we are planning modifications in the St. Anthony Clinic which will offer patients more immediate access to walk-in medical services. READ MORE HERE.

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who made the golf outing a BIG success! 

2023 Golf CommitteeGolf committee

Pictured from left, first row: Brandi Strautman, Dani Steinkamp, Paula Lambertz, Allen Anderson, Chase Prebeck and Tim Lawler, co-chairs; Trish Roberts, Janelle Lenz Schreck, Josh Axman, Maggie Parrish, and Kiley Trecker.  
Second row: Allison Streufert, Jake Buelt, Kurt Baumhover, Derek Drees, Eric Salmonson, Brent Baumhover, and Kyler Ludwig. Missing from photo: Kenidy Christensen, Mike Tigges

Allen Anderson & Gov. Kim ReynoldsGovernor Kim Reynold's announced healthcare grant at St. Anthony

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa will award a $1.5 million grant opportunity to fund two additional Centers of Excellence in rural communities — further expanding the reach of quality healthcare across the state. 

In a press conference at St. Anthony Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 8, Reynolds said the grant will award $750,000 each towards two new healthcare organizations in a three-year period, aiming to establish Centers of Excellence in rural Iowa based on community needs within their respective region. 

This announcement came after the Centers of Excellence Pilot Program, created by Reynolds in 2021, awarded a five-year grant to St. Anthony Birth Place and Grinnell Regional Medical Center of over $200,000 each year. READ MORE HERE.

Did You KnowSt. Anthony is offering Walk In Healthcare Clinics during RAGBRAI in Carroll and Breda locations. 

Monday, July 24 

  • Breda: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Carroll: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm


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Photo of the Month

July Photo

Shared by Nancy Croghan. THANK YOU!

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