Making the world a healthier, happier place

At UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge, we are proud to recognize our amazing team and the incredible work of health care professionals across the country during Healthcare Worker Appreciation Week and Nurses Week. Every one of our team members play a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of our patients, and I am continually amazed by their skill, dedication and commitment.

During our week of celebration, we were able to recognize our team in a variety of ways, from special events to handing out awards to deserving team members. We celebrated their hard work, perseverance and unwavering commitment to excellence.

We honored five nurses from our Critical Care Unit (CCU) with the A.C.E. (Always Committed to Excellence) Award for helping do assessments and pass medications for Acute Care – after working an entire shift in the CCU. Angelica Ewing, Mallory Nelson, Sam Powell, Kaylee VanVoorst and Alyssa Wiemers showed compassion, kindness and teamwork; along with a commitment to care for patients no matter where they are located at Trinity.

We also recognized three team members, James Dorn, CRNA, Stefanie Tjalsma, RN, and Katie Coleman, RN, with the Good Catch Award. This award is handed out to team members who recognize when something isn’t right – and act on it – before it affects any patients.

This year post pandemic continues to be challenging but our teams work tirelessly to provide the highest quality care for our patients. Through it all, our team members have remained unwavering in their dedication to our mission, and for that, I cannot thank them enough. I can’t think of a more deserving group of individuals than our team members, and I am proud to recognize them in so many ways.

Although these celebrations are just one week out of the year, we know how important it is to recognize our healthcare workers each and every day. I want to thank our team members for all they do – their tireless work, unwavering dedication and incredible commitment to our patients and their families. They have touched the lives of countless individuals who have benefited from their care.

We are always looking for new individuals to join our UnityPoint Health team – and make their own impact on patients, our communities and team members. Our team members are the heart and soul of our hospital, and we couldn’t do what we do without them. We strive to make people’s lives healthier and happier and continue to make a positive difference in how people feel cared for when they’re with us.

Leah Glasgo is the chief executive officer of UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge.


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