Team Members - Patient Care Manager
Growing up in the rural community of Delia, NE of the town of Drumheller, I developed a deep love for rural living, which persuaded me to return to rural after completion of my Practical Nurse Diploma. I felt the need to give back to my community and surrounding areas, in the field of nursing. I spent two years in Red Deer, completing Red Deer College’s outstanding PN Program. The program at RDC is renowned for its fast-paced, challenging, hands-on approach. Given the challenges that accompany nursing school, I asked myself on several occasions: “Is this really worth it?” When I stepped foot onto my first Acute Care floor, however, I knew that I had chosen the right career. My first patient assignment included a patient in palliation; all it took was that one patient to impact not only who I am as an LPN, but who I am as an individual. From that experience, I fell in love with patient and family-centred care with a holistic health approach, which drew me to Riverside Medical Clinic. I believe strongly in each of our patients “being heard”, and I recognize that many times it may only take a listening ear to make a difference. We are fortunate as healthcare providers to have the ability to impact a patient’s life in some way, shape, or form. Yet the reason my passion for nursing has flourished reflects truly on the moments that patient’s lives have touched my own.
I am excited to be apart of the Riverside Medical Clinic’s team and I look forward to meeting all of Riverside Medical’s patients and their families.