Published on June 13, 2018

Susan Vander Molen —May Shining Star for Pella Regional

Susan Vander Molen, May Shining StarPELLA, Iowa— Susan Vander Molen, Education, was selected as May Shining Star by co-workers at Pella Regional Health Center.

Vander Molen, resident of Pella, was nominated based on Attitude, Appearance, Commitment, and Sense of Ownership.

Excerpts from her nomination:
“Susan is a nurse who works in Education and in Emergency. She is also one of the nurses who inserts PICC lines within the hospital. She always exhibits a positive can-do attitude. As an educator she is always willing to help with educational needs in various departments. This includes not only the scheduled needs, but also the needs that come up throughout the year. She is an excellent communicator. As an educator she is able to present the information at her audience’s understanding level. In Emergency she is able to communicate with doctors, coworkers, patients and families during very stressful times. When inserting PICC lines she is able to calm a patient who is about to undergo a frightening procedure. Susan is very committed to Pella Regional and definitely has a sense of ownership. She started working as a patient care tech on Med/Surg. She worked in the summers while attending nursing school. She has worked in multiple departments including ICU, Med/Surg, Emergency and as a Supervisor. Her clinical knowledge increases her credibility as an educator. Susan is always courteous, even with multiple demands on her time. Susan is an excellent example of being one of Pella Regional’s Shining Stars.”

Shining Star is a reward and recognition program at Pella Regional designed to acknowledge an employee each month that demonstrates outstanding standards of behavior and inspires others to do their best.

Vander Molen will receive a $100 gift, a plaque, and will automatically be included in the Shining Star of the Year award.