Memorial is celebrating Women’s History Month by spotlighting members of our team who are committed to improving the health and wellness of our community. These women were nominated by their peers.
We hope you enjoy learning about the inspiring women who work to transform the lives of our community!
Laura is a Registered Nurse at Memorial Stone County Medical Center. She has been part of the Memorial team for close to three years.
She was nominated by another team member, who shared, “Laura has a deep faith, and her patience is remarkable. She really cares about her patients and goes above and beyond to assist them. Her ability to remain calm and focused helps everyone around her concentrate on the tasks at hand. She is a believer in being prepared. Laura’s can-do attitude rubs off on others and makes you feel like you’re part of the team!”
Making a difference
Laura shares, “Each day, I check in patients by getting their medical history and vital signs, listening to their needs, as well as answering messages from the same patients. l approach each patient interaction with the mindset of how I can make a difference for this patient.”
Full of admiration
“There have been many women whom I have admired in my nursing career. Starting with my nursing instructor at William Carey, Martha Morris, who was the picture of professionalism in nursing. To my ER mentor and director, Dot Denham-Jarrell, who demonstrated determination in a very chaotic environment, as well as provided guidance in dealing with a diverse work group. Mrs. Dot always maintained composure and took control of the situation at hand without panic and alarm. Finally, Ka Russum, my education director, challenged me to try new avenues, and new ways of doing things, to think outside the box, and to always pull my weight and help out,” says Laura when asked if she has drawn professional inspiration from other women.
Laura continues, “We are all in this healthcare world together. Respect each other. Know your limitations and respect others’ limitations and weaknesses. I’m here in this very clinic because I want to take care of my community. After more than 20 years of working out of town, I want to take care of my community, and that’s what I aim for every day. I love to help others, including patients or co-workers, to put a smile on someone’s face or just to see a sigh of relief after helping. I believe that’s what God has placed me here to do to minister and show His love where I am.”
Congratulations on your nomination, Laura, and thank you for your dedication to our community!