October 2023 - The Pulse
Area Students Give Back to St. Anthony!
We are blessed to have area students invested in giving back to our community. Bright futures are ahead for these students! Thank you Kuemper Knights & Carroll Tigers!
As part of a service project to fulfill the mission, Kuemper 7th & 8th graders collected and donated over 250 children’s books to the St. Anthony Clinics! The books will be distributed to infants and children during well-child exams.
Carroll High Student Senate organized a 5K Run/Walk to raise money for The Birth Place! Evan Hammer presented the check to a few OB staff last week. Thanks, Tigers!
Escape Room Challenge Results
During Simulation Week, the St. Anthony Education Department organized an escape room challenge. Teams of up to 4 explored the hospital looking for clues. Below are the results! Thanks to all who participated in the fun.
- Rehab: Alex, Jenny, Cassie – 29.40
- Rehab: Kenzie, Leah, Tami, Baylen – 28.39
- Directors: Deb B, Angelo, Nikki – 18.36
- HR: Alicia, Emily, Kristen – 28.23
- QM: Rachel, Billie, Shannon, Jean – 21.57
- Nurse Residents MSP: Kayla, Carissa, Shyla – 34.54
- Nurse Residents OB/BMU: Kayla V, Lacey, Tori – 29.57
Wave of Light - Sunday, October 15
St. Anthony invites you to join us in honoring the memory of babies who left too soon due to pregnancy and infant loss.
We are hosting a local Wave of Light event, which is part of a global movement to raise awareness and support for bereaved families.
The service will be on Sunday, October 15 at 6:30 PM in the St. Anthony Memorial Garden, located just outside of the Atrium. The service will honor the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren now in Heaven. There will be prayer, reflection, refreshments and a candle-lighting ceremony at 7 PM.
Those who have experienced loss are welcome to attend, as well as any community member who wants to show their support as we spend time remembering these precious lives.
Releve Barre and Yoga Studio to Host Event to Raise Money for Breast Health
Releve Barre and Yoga Studio in Carroll is raising funds during the month of October to go towards the needs of local women who have breast health concerns. The studio is donating ALL raised funds to St. Anthony to assist with these needs!
One of the events includes a barre class that will be hosted HERE on Saturday, October 14 from 9-10 am in St. Clare and St. Francis. The class is by donation and is accessible to all levels and abilities. No need to register, simply show up the day of the event with a donation. You can donate via Venmo to @StAnthony-Foundation
For more information about this event, search Barre for Breast Cancer on Facebook. Or contact Brandi Strautman at ext. 5242.
*Mats will not be provided for this class.
Treasuring Talent: Jordan Raine & Emily Hinners
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!
Christina Woerdehoff Receives Rural Health Nursing Certification
Congratulations to Christina Woerdehoff, BSN-RN, CHSE, for completing the Rural Health Nurse Certification Program! Sponsored by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), the first cohort for this nation-wide program launched in May 2023. Christina was one of three Iowa representatives to take part and, as such, is among the first nurses in Iowa to receive this specialty designation.
The NRHA recognizes that rural nurses are skilled at having broad nursing knowledge and balancing the needs of their patients with the resources offered in rural America. Rural nursing is its own specialty, and that understanding led to the development of the first-ever rural nurse certification program. The course is designed to equip rural nurses with information, resources, and a network of colleagues to help them provide high-quality care in rural settings while recognizing and celebrating their vast skillsets.
Way to go Christina!
Ashleigh Wiederin Nominated & Selected for Federal Subcommittee
Congratulations to Ashleigh Wiederin, OB Outreach Coordinator at St. Anthony, as she has been selected to be a member of the Health and Human Services Maternal Mental Health Task Force subcommittee of the Advisory Committee for Women’s Services (ACWS).
The Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS) advises the Associate Administrator for Women’s Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Administrator on appropriate activities to be undertaken by the SAMHSA Centers with respect to women’s substance abuse and mental health services.
Third Annual SuperDraft Tournament Donates Funds to Cancer Center
The third annual softball tournament was hosted this summer by the SuperDraft committee, Tad and Katie Decker, Colby and Nicole McCarville, Katie and Kyle Cornelius, and Kevin Nepple. For a small entry fee, players made themselves available to be drafted onto one of eight teams. Six weeks later, teams and fans assembled at the Carroll softball complex for a round robin tournament, silent auction,50/50 Raffle, concessions, and fun.
Last week, the Carroll SuperDraft committee presented a donation of $10,000 to directly help patients experiencing financial difficulties as a result of their illness.
Thank you, SuperDraft!
Meet your new co-workers who joined us this past month.
- Addison Aley, MSP
- Erika Castillo, Nursing Home
- Peggy Hinners, Nursing Home
- Matthew Kimpson, Maintenance
- Julie Schroeder, Carroll Clinic
- Danielle Schulte, Home Health
- Tasha Smith, Environmental Services
- Jessie Stock, Nursing Home
- Maggie Tunning, Food & Nutrition
- Karleen Weitl, Food & Nutrition
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.
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Bullying Prevention Month
- National Physical Therapy Month
- SIDS Awareness Month
- Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 10 - 16)
- Global Handwashing Day (Oct. 15)
- National Mammography Day (Oct. 22)
- Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 23 - 29)
Let us share your stories! Tell us!
Our condolences for your loss this past month
- Jack Olberding, Nursing Home, for the loss of his niece.
- Alex Gilland, BMU, for the loss of her grandfather.
- Erin Monthei, Pharmacy, for the loss of her grandmother-in-law
- Kenzie Rupiper, OB, for the loss of her father-in-law
MSP & BMU Nurses Attend Leadership Conference
MSP and BMU nurses at an Essentials of Charge Nurse Leadership Conference that was provided by the Iowa Hospital Association.
Pictured: Jenny Lu, Steph Neumayer, Patty Baumhover, Anah Torkelson (sent to the conference by Manning Hosptial), Kelly Lee, Matt (sent by Lake City Hospital)
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!
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.
Best wishes to our co-workers who celebrate their special day this month. Click here for the full list.
St. Anthony Foundation News: Employee Campaign
The 2023-24 Employee Campaign has begun! We have another exciting project for you to support this year with donations benefitting the Shelves of Grace, as well as options to support the Hospice department and SOS program.
Watch your mail for more information. Your financial support of these programs sends a strong message to our community. It’s a sign that we care about our mission to serve west central Iowa to the best of our abilities.
All gifts are appreciated; please participate at whatever level is possible for you. Your support is greatly valued!
Maps of the St. Anthony Campus are on our website!
We sometimes forget that some of the most basic items can be found on our website, including maps of our parking areas and of each floor of the hospital. VISIT HERE.
If you have items to submit for The PULSE, please contact Brandi Strautman. Thank you.
Published on the First Friday of each month