Published on May 04, 2015

Pella Regional Nurse Honored as 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Christina Sailors, 100 Great NursesPELLA, Iowa— Pella Regional Health Center is proud to announce that Christina Sailors, Medical/Surgical Unit, was selected as 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2015.

Since 2005, nearly 20 Pella Regional nurses have received this honor. Sailors and the other 2015 honorees gathered on Sunday, May 3 at the beginning of Nurse Week in Des Moines with their family, friends and colleagues, as well as past recipients, to be recognized for their outstanding careers and achievements.

The following are excerpts from Christina Sailors’ nomination:

“Those around her appreciate Christina for her kindness, humor, willingness to help and attentiveness to her patients. Not only is she supportive of her co-workers, but she promotes a positive work environment. This is a rare quality in the atmosphere of constant change in health care.”

“Christina is particularly generous when it comes to supporting her co-workers. In order to allow co-workers to be home with their loved ones who are dealing with health issues, Christina has stepped up to take additional shifts, working more than her normal work week hours. Amazingly, she does so with a smile. Her colleagues will agree she remains positive and is a role model for others. She takes on patient care even when in the leadership role to spread the tasks among the nursing staff.”

“As Team Leader, Christina mentors others in the organization, often working with nursing students who are RN to BSN candidates. She mentors students from local colleges and universities at least three times each year, making an impact on their education. As Christina provides these opportunities, she creates a pool of nurses who are better enabled to care for complex patients in our ever challenging acute care environment.

“Christina has taken on the unique role of extending the Shared Governance model in the Medical/Surgical Unit by providing leadership for the patient care technician staff. Their team is working on problem solving, performance improvement projects, staffing and scheduling and championing issues that support better care and outcomes.”