Published on May 03, 2021

NEW Program Nurses Honored for 2020 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 2020 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


Sherri Church-Derringer          Level 2

Ann Mills                               Level 1

Family Birthing Center

Pam Wolver                           Level 2

Home Health

Sheila Burgey                        Level 2

Infusion Center

Mary Jo Van Roekel                Level 1

Medical Surgical Unit

Pam Klyn                               Level 1


Karissa DeBruin                      Level 1

Pat Dykstra                            Level 2

Dan Schreur                           Level 1