September 2023 - The Pulse
Daisy Award Winner - Sandi Cook!
Sandi Cook, BSN, BA was presented with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at a reception with her family and co-workers on August 11. 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: "A few months ago I traveled to Iowa to see my aunt who lives in Coon Rapids. She wanted to sign up for an e-chart at St. Anthony. With the help of my son, I thought we could do this one simple thing. But when we tried it said we had to contact a number that went to voicemail since it was after hours. Feeling like a failure I went to the grocery store to get my aunt some of her favorite treats when I saw a lady with a St. Anthony Quality Management shirt on. I explained my dilemma hoping she knew a direct after hour’s number. She introduced herself as Sandi Cook and said it was my lucky day because she was just the person I needed. We ended up going back to my aunt’s house and Sandi took out her computer. Sandi helped us set up proxy access so we can monitor the records from Minnesota. She did all of this after hours on her own time. Thank you Sandi for bridging the distance for our family! Your kindness and patience are appreciated more than you will ever know!"
Sandi began her career at St. Anthony in 2014 as an LLS Systems Analyst for Quality Management. She then transitioned to the Clinic Analyst Nurse and eventually the Lead Clinical Analyst where she has been working since.
Thank you, Sandi, for going above and beyond for patients, families, and our community!
Treasuring Talent: Sheri Wanniger & Brittany Klocke
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!
Slowpitch Tournament Raises Nearly $3,000 for St. Anthony Hospice
St. Anthony partnered with WP Trucking and hosted a 14" co-ed softball tournament on August 20th. Nearly 3,000 dollars was raised from the event and donated to St. Anthony Hospice.
A big thanks to Wes Pudenz for coordinating the tournament!
See some familiar faces? Nothing like friendly competition!
The Birth Place Open House for Employees
The Birth Place has POPPED! On Thursday, September 7th from 9-11:00 am, ALL St. Anthony employees are invited to attend The Birth Place Open House. Refreshments will be provided and The Birth Place employees will be giving tours of the new unit.
Shelves of Grace - Donation Drive Week of Sept. 18
The second Shelves of Grace donation drive will be held during the week of September 18! Donation tables will be set up in the Atrium all week long.
A new need is indestructible books for well-child visits. They are available on Amazon! They are washable, chewable, and durable, averaging around $5 per book.
As always, Shelves of Grace would greatly appreciate donations of canned prepared foods, money to purchase grocery cards or transport vouchers, bibs, diapers, socks, snack foods, cereal, and protein bars.
Meet your new co-workers who joined us this past month.
- Lisa Balsley – MSP
- Bryan Bock – Maintenance
- Julia Craig – Garden View
- Chloe Gehling – Food & Nutrition
- Carson Godbersen – Surgery
- Jacob Irwin – Nursing Home
- Brittany Kokenge – Garden View
- Kaden Ladwig – ICU
- Tyler Loew – Environmental Services
- Samantha Neville – ER
- McKenzie Schulte – Food & Nutrition
- Bailey Schurke – The Birth Place
- Sadie Smith – Food & Nutrition
- Deborah Steadman – Nursing Home
- Donna Stephen – Nursing Home
- Korbin Stork – 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.
- Baby Safety Month
- Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
- Prostate Health Month
- Sepsis Awareness Month
- National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
- National Assisted Living Week
Let us share your stories! Tell us!
Our condolences for your loss this past month
- Aricka Sibenaller, Dialysis, for the loss of her grandmother
- Sara Wordekemper, mental health services, for the loss of her brother
- Barb Fitzsimmons, rehab services, for the loss of her father
- Melissa Wallace, MSP, for the loss of her grandmother-in-law
- Sara Summers, housekeeping, for the loss of her grandmother
Holy Spirit Sisters from Africa and India Serving Out Their Missions in Carroll
St. Anthony Nursing Home is blessed to have Holy Spirit Sisters from both Africa and India. The Carroll Times Herald recently wrote stories on each of their groups. In summary, both groups of Sisters work at St. Anthony Nursing Home as CNAs to raise money for their respective communities in Africa and India. In the near future, information will be shared about monetary donations if you would like to contribute to their communities. Please take the time to read the stories.
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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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 will begin soon! 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.
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