Published on May 06, 2019

NEW Program Nurses Honored for 2018 Success

PELLA, Iowa— As part of the Nurse Week celebration at Pella Regional Health Center, nursing staff who have participated in the NEW (Nursing Excellence Within) Program from 2018 are honored. The NEW Program is a way to recognize and reward registered nurses within Pella Regional for their professional and personal growth and accomplishments.

The program centers on professional development, professional practice and behaviors, outcomes and community connections. There are 3 levels of participation, with each level requiring additional time and commitment. Examples of activities that could apply include obtaining an additional degree or certification, acting as a preceptor to students or volunteering within the community.

This year, several nurses achieved their goal level: 


Linda Groenendyk                 Level 1 


Joan Vande Krol-Zylstra        Level 2

Susan Vander Molen             Level 2 


Sherri Church-Derringer        Level 2

Amber Clark                         Level 1

Tami Fairbanks                     Level 2

Tracey Hall                           Level 2

Michelle Hunsinger                Level 1

Ann Mills                               Level 1 

Family Birthing Center

Carrie Kelderman                  Level 2 

Home Health

Sheila Burgey                        Level 2 

Infection Prevention

Jennifer Weidenaar                Level 2 

Infusion Center

Mary Jo Van Roekel                Level 1 

Medical Clinic in Monroe

Kim Jenkins                           Level 1 

Medical Clinic in Ottumwa

Kiley Micetich                         Level 1 

Medical Clinic in Prairie City

Tiffany Turner                        Level 1 


Pat Dykstra                             Level 1

Dan Schreur                            Level 1

Ramona Van Dusseldorp           Level 1

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