May is National Nurses Month, a time designated to celebrate the contributions and commitments nurses make while educating the public about the significant work they perform. Officials with the Cass County Health System (CCHS), say nursing managers recently hosted a luncheon to honor the many nursing caregivers who work throughout the health system, including RNs, LPNs, Certified Nurse Anesthetists, Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Medical Assistants, Psychiatric Assistants, and Surgical Technical Assistants.
Some of the nursing staff at Cass County Health System gathered for a photo during National Nurses Month. Left to Right row 1 – Heather Turner, Brittany Thompson, Row 2 – Jeri Orstad, Trudi Nelson, Susan Christofferson, Row 3 – Brenda Euken, Cathie Alff, Jenifer Arp, Row 4 – Linda Hemminger, Lisa Parker, Amber Scott, Row 5 – Diana Krull, Marie Kucera, Kathy Spurr, Row 6 – Crystal Shannon, Tammy Wyman, Row 7 – Kathy Pulido, Tammy Nelson, Nancy Reimer, Sherry Kennon, Row – Jena Waters, Tricia Cook, Brent Goodrich.
CCHS employs over 130 staff in these key caregiver roles. Their duties range from caring for inpatients, both medical and behavioral health, to working in outpatient clinics, to education, surgery and emergency department care. They care for patients around the clock, 365 days a year. Some nurses work in administrative roles or manage clinical quality and infection control initiatives. Nursing professionals come from all walks of life, and have varied backgrounds but they all have one thing in common – they take pride in caring for others.
Linda Hemminger, Assistant Administrator of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer, say the nurses at CCHS are truly a group of caring professionals. Hemminger says “National Nurses Month is a great time to have meaningful reflection on the value of nurses’ work to both patients and health care systems. Nurses change lives and save lives!”