November 2021 - The Pulse

The Pulse

In This Edition
Iowa Nonprofit Award Winner Diabetes Month Foundation News Welcome to our New Co-Workers
Department Spotlight The Plate Condolences National Health Observances
Did you Know? 

Trish Roberts, St. Anthony Foundation Director, honored with Iowa Nonprofit Award

Trish RobertsTrish Roberts, St. Anthony Foundation Director, was selected to receive the 2021 Iowa Nonprofit Staff Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to St. Anthony Regional Hospital and the Carroll Community.

Four other Iowa Nonprofit Awards were presented to organizations and individuals across the state this year. Trish was honored on October 7th in a virtual ceremony during the Iowa Nonprofit Summit.

Iowa Nonprofit Awards recognize the exceptional practices, achievements, and impact of nonprofit organizations and professionals, philanthropic organizations, national service and volunteer programs, and local collaborations in their efforts to address community challenges.

Congratulations, Trish! READ MORE HERE. 

Department SpotlightSt. Anthony Clinic-All Locations

St. Anthony Clinics have 46 full time and eight part time employees with eight relief staff spread out over seven locations. 

Undoubtedly our biggest challenge has been COVID-19. At the onset of the pandemic, we had to close down our satellite locations, with the exception of Denison. We consolidated everyone to the Carroll clinic and cutback drastically on what kind of encounters we saw within the clinic. We established a Respiratory Clinic in Pod 4 of the Carroll location as well to try to minimize any virus spread. We administered hundreds of COVID-19 vaccinations through standard clinic days and Saturday vaccination clinics. It was certainly a very tight three or so months in the Carroll clinic.

While TestIowa was taking place in the parking garage at St Anthony Hospital, the staff at Denison was holding a TestIowa site outside of the back door of the clinic. They weathered rain, sleet, cold, wind and heat but provided a service that the community of Denison certainly appreciated.

St Anthony Clinics are most proud of their high quality marks and their excellent patient care.

Clinic Staff

Miraculously, many of our staff were able to be part of the photos!

Top left: Manning Clinic: Megan Reischl, Diana Wiese, Dawn Ketcham and Michelle Kroeger, ARNP
Top right: Coon Rapids Clinic: Shelly Dentlinger, Cassie Esdohr, PA-C, Tanya Wurzer
Middle left: Westside Clinic: Lou Leiting, Dominick Ervelli, D.O., Nancy Croghan
Middle right: Denison Clinic: Back row L-R, Ashley Lindner, Espy Arellano, Cindy Seuntjens. Middle row L-R, Beatriz Prado, Michele Rothe, Debbie Copeland, Ana Gracia Patino.  Front row L-R,  DeRae Schroeder, DNP, and Jacqueline Crampton, ARNP 
Bottom Left:  Ortho Clinic: L-R back, Kelly Stubbe, Kris Wiederin, Chrissy Boeckman , front, Mollie Lappe and Joan Berg
Bottom Right:  Carroll Clinic:  L-R Back, Lindsey Pogge, D.O., Justin Wieck, Destiny Simons, Kenzie Pudenz, Shelley Diehl, PA-C, Sara Schulte. L-R front, Cindy Janning, Michaela Stoltenberg, Diana Schulte, Ashley Brincks, Charles Svensson, D.O. 

Help DeskThe new Help Desk is ready to go!

First and foremost, log a HelpStar request.  But now, instead of calling your favorite IT person, call the Help Desk. The Help Desk staff will gather relevant information, assist if able, or route the issue to the appropriate person which frees your favorite IT person to stay on their tasks. 

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes ServicesNovember may be the month for awareness but the St. Anthony Chronic Care Center provides resources for people with diabetes, diabetes prevention resources and a variety of other services all year long. Following is a look at some of the classes and services coming up:

  • The November Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support group starts meeting weekly on Tuesday, November 2. 
  • On Friday, November 12th, watch for a free Lunch and Learn which will be open to the public.  
  • The December Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support group starts meeting weekly on Monday, December 6th. 

Lunch and Learn

St. Anthony is welcoming 88 healthcare students, representing 6,554 clinical hours for the Fall 2021 term (through Dec 2021)!!

heartDepartments where students are assigned:

  • Student Cohorts (3,832 total clinical hours):
  • DMACC RN Program, 1st year: 14 students – MSP
  • DMACC RN Program, 2nd year: 18 students - MSP
  • WITCC RN Program: 19 students – The Birth Place
  • DMACC CNA students: 16 students - MSP
  • Student Clinical Preceptorships (2,722 total clinical hours):
  • Public Health, Anesthesia (3), Nursing Leadership, Radiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nursing Home (3), Emergency Department (9 EMT students), Surgery

Thank you to department leaders, preceptors, and staff across the facility for including students in your teams and for providing them the best possible learning experience! Student experiences offer benefit to St. Anthony by bringing new energy, enthusiasm, questions, and ideas.

Today’s student also has the potential to be our next great employee!

If you encounter a student anywhere in the facility, please extend a “Welcome to St. Anthony!”


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

  • Kyler Bradley, Food and Nutrition
  • Julie Clancy, Garden View 
  • Heather Curnyn, Nursing Home 
  • Autumn Fortne, Food and Nutritioin 
  • Eliza Grabill, Radiology 
  • Rylee Kanealy, Food and Nutrition 
  • Shanea Kasperbauer, ICU 10/11
  • Addison Kennebeck, Food and Nutrition
  • Jennifer Magner, Food and Nutrtion 
  • Teagan McCool, Food and Nutrition
  • Zoe Myers, Food and Nutrition 
  • Halie Roth, Food and Nutrition 
  • Jacie Stauffer, Nursing Home 
  • Megan Swanson, Nursing Home 
  • Grant Uhlenkamp, Food and Nutrition
  • Aleva Vaughn, BMU

The PlateThis month, let's talk about the Basics of Nutrition Labels

People look at food labels for a variety of reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. Label-reading skills are intended to make it easier for you to use the Nutrition Facts labels to make quick, informed food decisions to help you choose a healthy diet.

Learn more right

The US Food and Drug Administration also  offers very easy to follow food label information for making food decisions. Visit here. 


Health Observances

 Poinsettias for sale

CondolencesOur condolences for your loss this past month

  • Bev Nepple (Patient Registration) for the loss of her son.
  • Alison King (OB) for the loss of her grandfather.
  • Julie Shirbroun (Pharmacy) for the loss of her mother.
  • Julie Pietig (Cancer Center) for the loss of her brother in law.
  • Mikala Landon (Mental Health) for the loss of her grandmother.
  • Melanie Bauer (Surgery) for the loss of her mother.
  • Beth Augustus (Home Health) for the loss of her mother.
  • Jessica Borkowski (Same Day Surgery) for the loss of her mother.

Thank you 

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. 

St. Anthony Foundation News

This year’s St. Anthony employee campaign, Saving Lives, is underway! We hope our employees will be able to raise enough to purchase 2 LUCAS devices to use in cardiac arrest situations to provide a better outcome for our patients.

As of November 1st, 75 employees have given a total of $13,181 to the LUCAS campaign! Additionally, they have also committed $3,542 towards our SOS fund and $2,423 to Hospice.

If you haven’t returned your form, it’s not too late. Information can be found on our website HERE  or call or stop in the Foundation offices on the 4th floor of the surgery center.

All employees who make a donation of $25 or more by Friday, December 3rd will be entered into our drawing for prizes!Employee Giving

Welcome Med Students!

Starting Monday, Nov. 1st, we will have two med students from DMU!  Jack Bailey will be with Dr. Ulveling and will be back in April with Dr. Svensson.  Josh Modrick will be with Dr. Svensson, and he will be staying here at the hospital.

Jack Bailey<Jack Bailey> I am a third-year DMU OMS III that will be rotating at St. Anthony in November for Cardiology and again in April for an OB/GYN rotation. I grew up in New York but studied at Davidson College in North Carolina for my undergraduate degree, and at Boston University in Massachusetts for my master’s degree. In terms of my medical interests, I have always been interested in psychiatry and internal medicine, however, I am eager to try other fields of medicine and look forward to each different rotation. I have recently spent my first three clinical rotations in Vascular surgery, general surgery, and pediatrics. I currently live in Ames, Iowa with my fiancé, Amy who is a teacher at Carroll High School. I look forward to learning from the clinical staff at St. Anthony and thank you in advance for helping me in my path toward being a future physician.

Josh Modrick<Josh Modrick> I am a 3rd year DO student at Des Moines University and I'm from Iowa City. I have a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. After medical school, I am interested in doing my residency in internal medicine and becoming an oncologist. Outside of medicine, my interests include playing drums, computer games, and watching sports.

November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

Hospice Month

St. Anthony Hospice provides the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illnesses.

Every year, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, nearly 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country. Our highly trained, St. Anthony professionals ensure that patients and families find dignity, respect and love during a most difficult journey.

Services from St. Anthony Regional Hospice are available within a 30-mile radius of Carroll and are designed to meet the patient’s needs in the home, in a nursing home, assisted living, or in a hospital setting. A St. Anthony Hospice nurse is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the patient’s needs and assess changes in physical condition.

  • To learn more about St. Anthony Hospice, you can start by visiting our website here. 
  • Volunteers are always needed so if you're interested, you may download our brochure here. 
  • Lastly, if you'd like to learn more about the Bereavement Support group, visit here.

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Hospice Tree of Love Ceremony: Sunday, November 7, at 1:00 pm, Hospital Atrium area.

Welcome to New Garden View Director!

Jaycie SchwenkJaycie Schwenk has accepted the Director of Garden View position.

Jaycie has been working as Garden View RN Supervisor for the past 17 months and is excited for her new position.

Jaycie completed her Master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in Nurse Administration from Mount Mercy and has been caring for patients and tenants for the past ten years.

Welcome to New Maintenance Director!

Chad MartinNew Maintenance Director, Chad Martin, joined St. Anthony in October. 

Chad has over 23 years of construction and supervisory experience having most recently been with Drees Company in the electrical service division. 

You'll find Chad in all areas and buildings of St. Anthony. 

Did You KnowSleep studies are performed at St. Anthony and sometimes, in your own home!

If bedtime becomes something other than a time of rest, there may be an underlying medical condition that can be diagnosed and treated. Since 1997, the St. Anthony Sleep Center has been helping men and women identify and treat sleep disorders.

In order to diagnose Sleep Apnea or other sleep disorders, a patient must undergo a polysomnography (sleep study) in St. Anthony Sleep Center located on the fourth floor, south hall. However, today with technological advancements a polysomnography can be performed at home and is called a home sleep study or a home sleep test. Your doctor may decide that a home sleep test will work for you. This will allow you to perform the test in the comfort of your own home. Find out more on our website here.

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