Published on May 08, 2017

NEW Program Nurses Honored

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 2016 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:

Level 1
Linda Groenendyk, Cardiac
Kim Jenkins, Clinic
Cathleen Robinson, Dialysis
Joan VandeKrol, Education
Tracey Hall, Emergency
Sheila Burgey, Home Health
Jennifer Henely, Infection Control
Mary Jo VanRoekel, Infusion
Liz Gates, MedSurg/Cardiac
Carrie Kelderman, Obstetrics
Kathy Strange , Obstetrics
Pam Wolver, Obstetrics
Karissa De Bruin, Surgery
Pat Dykstra, Surgery
Peggy Hofer, Surgery
Caryn VanHemert, Surgery
Nicole Yoder, Surgery

Level 2
Susan VanderMolen, Education/Emergency
Sherri Church, Emergency
Ramona VanDusseldorp, Surgery