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Oct 25, 2015 11:28AM, Published by MED Magazine, Categories: News, People



St. Luke’s College – UnityPoint Health has named Amy Feddersen, RN, BSN, as an instructor in the Department of Associate of Science in Nursing Education.

 

 In her new role, Feddersen will be assisting first semester students in the laboratory setting and clinical components of the program.

 

Previously, she worked in the UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for seven years. She also worked in adult care for 10 years in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), hospice care and medical/surgical.

 

Feddersen received her Associate Degree in Nursing from St. Luke’s College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City.

 


 

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Coree McCabe, Registered Nurse (RN), recently received the August DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses at Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH). She provides care to patients in the Progressive Care Unit and has worked at RCRH for almost a year.

 

 

McCabe was nominated for the DAISY Award by the children of a recent patient who said she always stayed calm and genuine and focused on every need of their mother. “Coree was always prepared, always efficient, always nurturing and our minds were at ease knowing she was there for our mom. We are forever grateful to such an amazing nurse and the love she showed our mother and to us.”

 


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Rapid City Regional Hospital Achieves Highest Nursing Credential with Magnet Recognition

 

Rapid City Regional Hospital has attained Magnet Recognition® as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing and is the highest honor a health care organization can receive for professional nursing practice.

 

To achieve Magnet recognition, organizations must pass a rigorous and lengthy process that requires widespread participation from leadership and caregivers. The work began three years ago with the first step of submitting an electronic application, followed by written documentation that provided examples of excellent patient care and outcomes. The next step took place June 22-24, 2015 with an on-site review process with appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Finally, the Commission on Magnet reviewed the completed appraisal report and determined whether to grant Magnet recognition.

 

“Magnet recognition reflects Rapid City Regional Hospital’s commitment to delivering quality patient care to our community. I am extremely proud of all the hard work and dedication our caregivers have given to achieve this tremendous honor,” said Mick Gibbs, President, Rapid City Regional Hospital and Rapid City Market.

 

 

Magnet Recognition is an organizational credential awarded to exceptional health care organizations that meet ANCC standards for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Valued by consumers, Magnet designation is the ultimate distinction for high quality nursing and a leading source of nursing best practices worldwide.

Some of the benefits of Magnet designation include:

Attracting and retain top talent

Improving patient care, safety and satisfaction

Fostering a collaborative culture

Advancing nursing standards and practice

 


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DAISY Awards:

 

Phil Olinger, RN, an Ortho/Neuro nurse at Sanford has been honored with a DAISY 

 Award. According to one of several recommendations mentioned in his nomination,” and by step, by hour, this nurse worked harder than anyone has ever, to help me with my pain, my needs and my wants.  This nurse is not just doing his job, but doing what many do not do!  He is doing good for me.  He really cares from his heart, as a good person should.  Please realize the value you have in him.”

 


 


DAISY Award winner Heather Larson, RH, a Labor and Delivery nurse at Sanford was 

 described as showing “compassion, understanding, respect and countless other exceptional qualities”. According to her nomination, “During the labor and delivery experience, the nurse we shared most of our time with had an impact on our lives that will never be forgotten.  Heather showed me a level of patience that cannot be measured on a chart.”

 


 


 Marla Symes, RN, in the Sanford NICU was nominated for her DAISY Award by a colleague who stated, “I have recently worked with Marla on two complex cases.  Both of these families were challenging to work with, with babies with extensive medical needs.  Marla worked very professionally and objectively with these families.  She showed so much persistence and respect; keeping the needs of the babies at the forefront.  I am truly honored to work with Marla.”

 


 

 

Spencer Taylor, RN, a Peds Acute nurse from Sanford who recently won a DAISY Award was

  called a “nurse who stood out above and beyond the rest.” The grateful family wrote, “Spencer built a relationship with our son,  of trust, care, and friendship. He always went above and beyond advocating for his care on a hour-by-hour basis. After the doctors would leave the room, Spencer would answer all of our son’s questions and made sure he brought it down to a level a layperson could understand.”

 


 


 Oncology nurse Tara Baker, RN, of the Palisades Nursing Home in Garretson, South Dakota won her DAISY Award for comforting an elderly resident who had lost his wife. The grateful patient wrote, “Tara Baker is a difference maker.  She made a difference in my dad’s life in Garretson and she was there to care for him when it was time to go (in Sioux Falls). She made a difference in my life by being there for me, my wife and my children during what was probably the most difficult three days of my life.”

 


 

 

Keith Begemen, RN, a nurse on the Critical Care Unit at Sanford in Sioux Falls was 

 recognized with a DAISY Award for his “care and compassion”. According to the patient who nominated him, “Keith was my Dad’s nurse in the ICU.  This was my dad’s 3rd ICU visit within the last 6 weeks.  We were presented with very sad news while present in the ICU with family.  Keith was very compassionate at allowing us time, visits and expressed ‘family’ connection by just being available.  His care and compassion for his work along with helping others is very evident and we truly appreciate his love for what he does.

 


 

 

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 Coree McCabe, RN, at Rapid City Regional Hospital recently received a DAISY Award for providing exceptional care to patients in the Progressive Care Unit. She has worked at RCRH for almost a year.

 

McCabe was nominated for the DAISY Award by the children of a recent patient who said she always stayed calm and genuine and focused on every need of their mother. “Coree was always prepared, always efficient, always nurturing and our minds were at ease knowing she was there for our mom. We are forever grateful to such an amazing nurse and the love she showed our mother and to us.”

 


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UnityPoint Health is pleased to name Jenni Sohm as an instructor in the Associate of Science in Nursing Education Department.

 

In her new role, Sohm will be a clinical instructor for multiple levels of the Associate of Science in Nursing program.

                    

Previously, she worked in medical-surgical nursing as well as in an emergency department. Sohm has also been a clinical adjunct for Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City and has volunteered with the Battle Creek Ambulance service.

 

Sohm received her Registered Nurse Degree from Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa.

 



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