November 2022 - The Pulse
Patty Baumhover Recipient of the DAISY Award!
Patty Baumhover, RN was presented with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at reception with her family and co-workers this week. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform daily.
A portion of the nomination submission read:" “Patty is the voice of the patient. She will listen and make recommendations for the appropriate level of care. Patty has a sincere approach to patient care and I appreciate her kindness. I have spent more time in the hospital than most, and Patty is a stand-out!”
Another nomination submitted on Patty’s behalf read: “Patty is an excellent nurse and team leader. She spent a lot of time helping me with discharge orders on a patient; over and above 'normal' support and collaboration. We have had lots of temporary nurses on the floor, and she has tirelessly tried to make sure everyone knew their responsibilities and help those that are new to the system. This has had a major impact on the quality of patient care and safety."
Thank you, Patty, for going above and beyond for patients, families, and our community!
Pictured on the left is Patty's family at the DAISY reception.
Remembering Loved Ones This Holiday Season
The holiday season can be especially difficult when a loved one has passed away. There are ways for us to remember them - all the while caring for ourselves and others.
For the month of November, there will be brown notebooks placed in the reflection rooms throughout St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home. You can write your loved ones' names to remember and honor them.
Additionally, this Sunday, November 6th at 1 pm, the Tree of Love ceremony will be held in the Atrium. Attendees will hang ornaments on Christmas trees as an act of remembrance. You can purchase these ornaments at the St. Anthony Hospice office. Everyone is invited to attend this meaningful event.
15 full-time maintenance & 1 full-time landscaper
Here's what the Maintenance Team has to say:
Biggest Challenge: The downtime of departments when fixing critical equipment.
We are staffed around the clock: 24/7, 365 days a year. The maintenance department completes requests for the entire St. Anthony Campus as well as the off-site St. Anthony Clinics. They receive and process around 60 work orders per week. They also sterilize and dispose of the biomed waste in-house.
Fun fact: We do all of our own snow removals - we have the BEST looking lot in town every winter.
Did you know? The maintenance department supplies security to our campus to ensure the safety of our patients, residents, and employees.
Keep up the great work, Maintenance Team!
Diabetes Month and Event Recap
November is American Diabetes Month; a time to educate and provide resources about diabetes. In addition to American Diabetes Month, the St. Anthony Chronic Care Center provides resources for people with diabetes, diabetes prevention resources and a variety of other services all year long. Last month, The Chronic Care Center hosted a community event titled The Human Factor: I Have Diabetes.
The first portion of the event was 'social hour,' attendees browsed vendor displays and had conversations with others.
The second portion of the event was the educational program. Attendees heard from expert staff Deb Dieter, RN, CDCES, Madison Hemer, RD, LD and Cara Vogl, ARNP, BC-ADM.
The evening included conversation on eating well when living with diabetes, joyful movement, navigating the journey with diabetes and "this just in" on medications.... all helpful approaches to putting the "human" touch on living with diabetes.
Click the link to learn more from the CDC: Imagine You Preventing Type 2
Meet your new co-workers who joined us this past month.
- Melissa Anderson – Rehab Services
- Tricia Arnold – Environmental Services
- Abbigail Duckett – Nursing Home
- Kalley Henkenius – Lab
- Dr. Delaney Osborn – Clinic
- Aspen Stone – Lab
And the Halloween Costume Contest Winner is ICU!
The competition was FIERCE for the Halloween costume contest! Thank you for participating and adding some FUN to the Halloween workday.
The Sanderson Sisters!
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 month
- Sheryl Zimmerman, Cancer Center, for the loss of her sister
- Janell Schoenfeld, Wound Care, for the loss of her mother-in-law
- Amy Mensen, HIM, for the loss of her father
- Barb Fitzsimmons, Rehab, for the loss of her father-in-law
- Abbigail Duckett, Nursing Home, for the loss of her father
Let'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!
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Best wishes to our co-workers who celebrate their special day this month. Click here for the full list.
The staff at St. Anthony continues to go above and beyond by continuing their education! Certification demonstrates a professional commitment to promoting quality care.
Congratulations to Kami Vonnahme, Brooke Bass, Patty Baumhover, Steph Neumayer, Hallie Golay, as they have completed specialty certifications in their areas of practice!
Kami Vonnahme has completed her certification as a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist.
Brooke Bass has attained her certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring.
Patty Baumhover, BSN, RN, MedSurg-BC, ANCC Medical-Surgical Nursing Board Certification
Steph Neumayer, BSN, RN, MedSurg-BC, ANCC Medical-Surgical Nursing Board Certification
Hallie Golay, MA, CPTD, Certified Professional in Talent Development
ANCC certification testing is available for nurses across the St. Anthony organization.
Contact Education Services at email@example.com if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, available through December 2022. Certifications, representing a wide variety of practice areas, are available.
Check out the link to American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification page.
St. Anthony Foundation News: Employee Campaign
This year’s St. Anthony employee campaign, Delivering the Best Birth Days, is underway! We hope our employees will be able to raise enough to purchase 10 Halo Bassinets for the new St. Anthony Birth Place. The bassinets are specially designed for the safety of new babies and the comfort of new parents.
As of October 31st, 68 employees have given a total of $9,987.58 to the Halo campaign! Additionally, they have also committed $2,791.91 towards our SOS fund and $1,286.61 to Hospice.
All employees who make a donation of $25 or more by Friday, December 2rd will be entered into our drawing for prizes!
St. Anthony employees can make a donation through payroll deduction, vacation hours, cash, check, online donation with a credit or debit card or Venmo. Any amount will help us reach our goal.
Make an online donation here.
Venmo @StAnthony-Foundation. Last 4 digits to verify the number are 8660.
If you have questions, please contact Trish Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (712) 794-5223.
The St. Anthony Auxiliary has over 300 Members!
Auxiliary members interact with patients and their families regularly as they manage the Coffee and Gift Shop, assist at the visitor reception desk, and help with Mass in the nursing home.
Auxiliary members also work diligently behind the scenes to provide additional care and comfort to patients. Many Auxilians offer their talent by knitting or crocheting blankets to gift to babies born at The Birth Place at St. Anthony. Also, Auxiliary members make prayer shawls, which are donated to the spiritual care program to provide comfort to St. Anthony patients.
If you have items to submit for The PULSE, please contact Brandi Strautman.
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