June 2023 - The Pulse


In This Edition
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Scholarships Awarded Pride at the Pump Welcome to our New Co-Workers
Happy Retirement! Did you Know?  Condolences National Health Observances

 Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2023 is now publicly available. You can see that St. Anthony is still in the top tiers of safety graded hospitals. Only two “A” grades have been awarded in Iowa.

St. Anthony is one of four hospitals who maintain a “B” grade.

Read more HERE

 St. Anthony Foundation Scholarships Awarded for 2023

Scholarship Recipients for 2023St. Anthony Foundation awarded $24,300 in scholarships to 34 students in west central Iowa. These scholarships are awarded annually to individuals pursuing professional healthcare careers. Since the beginning of the scholarship program in 2003, $228,100 (252,400) in awards have helped 303 (337) students achieve their goal of continued education in health care! Read more here.

Pride PumpPride at the Pump!

If you haven't already seen it, check out the gas pumps at Carroll Country Store-Shell located on the southwest edge of Carroll at 112 Hwy 71. You'll see that one pump is decorated and dedicated to St. Anthony! A portion of the sales at that pump will be donated back to St. Anthony and for the first 100 days (beginning June 1), that contribution will be doubled. 

Please encourage your family and friends to get pride at the pump! 

The Browns

US News and World Reports Best Nursing Homes Ratings


The St. Anthony Nursing Home has been rated one of the top 17 nursing homes in the state of Iowa. In total, there are 432 nursing homes, and of those, only 17 received an overall rating of 5 out of 5 in the US News and World Report rating system. Ratings are based on quality of care data from the Nursing Home Care Compare website, CMS measured quality initiatives, and penalties and violations cited at the time of the survey.


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

  • Emma Bernholtz – Nursing Home
  • Yanelis Garcia – Patient Registration
  • Maria Gonzalez Pineda – Nursing Home
  • Kayla Hennings – Med/Surg/Peds
  • Chloe Hilleshiem – Nursing Home
  • Amanda Krieger – ER
  • Elizabeth Lloyd – Med/Surg/Peds
  • Shyla Mohr – Med/Surg/Peds
  • Miranda Parris – Med/Surg/Peds
  • Aubrie Snyder – ER
  • Kiley Trecker – Communication
  • Abbi Ullrich – The Birth Place

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.

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 Cancer Survivors Month/Day: June 6th 
  • Men's Health Month/Week
  • National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month
  • PTSD Awareness Month
  • National Safety Month
  • National Nursing Assistants Week (June 15-21)

Let us share your stories! Tell us!

 Our condolences for your loss this past monthCondolences

  • Rylie Riesberg (Home Health) for the loss of her Grandmother
  • Leah Hahn (Rehab Services) for the loss of her Grandmother-in-law
  • McKenna Matthews (Garden View) for the loss of her Grandfather
  • Susan Trecker (Housekeeping) for the loss of her Husband
  • Christie Burnell, ARNP (Mental Health) for the loss of her Mother.
  • Lisa Kouri (Materials Management) for the loss of her Brother
  • Cathy Vonnahme (Business Finance) for the loss of her Brother-In-Law
  • Stephanie Drake (Dialysis) for the loss of her Uncle.

Thank youI would like to thank the Staff of St. Anthony who reached out with condolences during the recent unexpected passing of my mom. It is greatly appreciated.
Christie Burnell, ARNP

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

Proud to be a NurseJeanne BoeckmanJeanne Boeckman, LPN, retired on May 10th after 43 years at St. Anthony. 

Jeanne began her nursing career on the Medical Surgical/Pediatric floor in 1980 followed by many years in the Breda and Wall Lake clinics. She also worked in the Specialty Clinic with visiting physicians and then continued to work with the oncologists when the St. Anthony Cancer Center was built.

Jeanne has always been a hard worker and a strong advocate of St Anthony. She is said to have been a joy to work with and has a great sense of humor.

We congratulate Jeanne on her retirement and celebrate her fulfilling career! 

Did You KnowMeet & Eat with Allen and BrookMeet & Eat

Each month, staff from across St. Anthony are invited to Meet & Eat over breakfast or lunch with Allen Anderson, President & CEO and Brook Mikkelsen, HR Director.  During the meal, you will visit about current hospital events, discuss important topics, or you can bring up anything you want to talk about. This informal gathering is your opportunity for open communication and engagement to create a sense of community in our oganization.

If you would like to attend a Meet & Eat with Allen and Brook, please contact your manager.


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