OB nurse educator, preceptor
"My job at the BirthCenter is a dream job! I cannot imagine doing anything else. I get to see miracles everyday. It is such an amazing, rewarding feeling to be a part of such a life changing event for my patients and their families."
Tell us a little bit about you. What do you enjoy doing during your free time? What are your hobbies?
I am a mother of three beautiful little girls and am married to my best friend. In my free time I enjoy spending time with them, family and friends. I enjoy shopping and fitness.
I have worked at the Silvis BirthCenter for 14 years.
What is your job/role at the BirthCenter?
I am a registered nurse at the Genesis Silvis BirthCenter. I also was recently named the OB educator and assist with projects related to our unit and assist with educational needs. I also am a preceptor and help orientate new hires to our unit.
Why do you like working at the BirthCenter? What makes you the most proud?
My job at the BirthCenter is a dream job! I cannot imagine doing anything else. I get to see miracles everyday. It is such an amazing, rewarding feeling to be a part of such a life changing event for my patients and their families.
I also work with the most amazing people in the world. My co-workers are not just "co-workers or friends"; they are like family to me. The teamwork that is exhibited by these ladies is unmatched, and I always know that regardless of the situation, we all have each other's backs. Having the most amazing co workers and having the opportunity to be a part of such miracles makes me beyond proud to work here.
Why did you decide to work at the BirthCenter?
I decided to work at the BirthCenter initially because it was a field that I was always interested in even when I was in nursing school. After actually taking a job in the BirthCenter, I learned the true meaning of being an OB nurse and fell in love. Like I mentioned before, I don't see myself doing anything different. This job is truly amazing and means so much to me.
Have you and a partner ever delivered at the BirthCenter? If so, tell us what you liked about the experience.
I have delivered all three of my girls here at Silvis Birthcenter and the care is unmatched. From the rooms to the awesome nursing care that I received, it all made my experiences amazing. The nurses and physicians here truly made me feel "at home", and that they really truly cared.
Any stories/comments/examples of compassion you wish to share that will assure future parents that their needs will be met?
I had long labors, and thought that there was absolutely no way I could ever make it through my deliveries. My nurses were there with me every step of the way, encouraging me, keeping me informed, and NEVER once let me feel like I was alone or lead me to worry. They were all highly educated and knew just what to do.
Any additional comments you'd like to make?
I am extremely passionate about this BirthCenter for so many reasons. This particular birth center has so many comforts of home, but yet amazing resources of a hospital. This Silvis BirthCenter is family-centered, supportive, comforting, and offers individualized care.....because no two labors or patients are the same! The staff definitely knows how to acclimate to all situations.