Meet Our Staff
Patti Said - Nurse Manager
RN, BSN- (MSN from Walden University will be completed in August 2014)
Years of Orthopedic Experience:
10 months serving as the manager of the inpatient Orthopedic Unit
I have been a Genesis RN for 19 years. I was an ED nurse for 13 years and served as the day shift Charge RN for much of that time. I served as the GMC Davenport Patient Advocate for 3 years, and went on to become one of the core Lean Team Specialists overseeing process improvements in the Cardiac Cath Lab. My experience on the Lean team has enabled me to find ways to deliver care in a more efficient fashion, while providing the highest level of quality and customer service. After 1 year of service on the Lean team, I was approached about managing the Orthopedic Unit. There was no hesitation in my decision to accept this position. As the former Patient Advocate, I was very familiar with the reputation of excellence on this unit. The staff are a cohesive group and treat their patients and one another like family- truly impressive! As a new leader, I am often asked how I like my new role. I describe my experience on this unit as having walked into Heaven! The patients we serve and our staff are fantastic!
Favorite Part of the Day:
I love doing manager rounds. Spending time with our patients, families, and my Orthopedic team instantly lifts my spirits!
Melissa Ryan – Physical Therapist
- BA in Biology from Drake University
- Masters of Physical Therapy from University of Iowa
- Advanced Clinical Instructor certification from APTA
Years of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Experience:
I've been employed by Genesis for 5 1/2 years & have been on the Orthopedic floor for a majority of that time.
What makes the collaboration between therapy and nursing unique on the dedicated Genesis Orthopedic Nursing Unit?
We truly have a team effort on our orthopedic floor, in which there are not territories or boundaries between disciplines. We have created a culture of communication and collaboration that allows us to work together in providing our patients with safe, effective and compassionate care.
Favorite part of my job:
My co-workers! Not only are they my friends, but they have become like a second family to me. Also, knowing each day that I play an important part in helping our patients recover and regain independence after their procedure.
Mary Chilberg – Orthopedic Charge Nurse
BSN, RN, AN III
Years of Orthopedic Nursing Experience:
What makes the collaboration between therapy and nursing unique on the dedicated Genesis Orthopedic Nursing Floor?
The members of the staff, leadership and how well we work together to provide excellent care to our clients, which would include: the patients, family and significant others, doctors, ancillary staff and each other.
Favorite part of my job:
The very beginning. Each day on the orthopedic floor is unique with different challenges and rewards.