Kendra Bellomy, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, and Carley Franz, MSN, RN, C-EFM, mentored by Claire Beck, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, NPD-BC, and Laura J. Tivis, PhD, CCRP
Sterile Water Injections as an Effective Method to Treat Lower Back Pain in Labor
Liz Clabaugh, MN, RN, NPD-BC, and Christiana Sipe, MSN, RN, mentored by Julie Swanson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Reflective Practice for New Graduate Nurses: The Impact of Reflective Journaling and Discussion in the First Year
Jennifer Graham, MSN, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, mentored by Andi Foley, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, EMT, FAEN
Safe Blood Pressure Practices for Thrombocytopenic Oncology Patients
Teresa Holbrook, MSN, RN, NPDBC, CHSE, and Monica Bachman, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPN, mentored by Anna Rostock, BSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice Increases Skill Acquisition When Compared to Traditional Simulation
Justin Houck BSN, RN, mentored by Karen Stevens, PhD, RN
Assessing Nursing Climate Change Opinions: A Comparative Analysis of Nursing and Public Opinion Regarding Climate Change
Elena Jacobs, BSN, RN, mentored by Susan Tavernier, PhD, APRNCNS, AOCN
The Adult Oncology Patient’s Ability to Fever: An Inpatient Retrospective Study on Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients
Jill Keely, BSN, RN C-EFM, and Kendra Bellomy, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, mentored by Hillary Swann Thomsen, PhD, and Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC
Understanding Self-Reported Maternal Birth Trauma Prevalence and Prevention
Brittany Kelly BSN, RN-BC, mentored by Cara Gallegos, PhD, RN
Building Resilience in the Critical Care Nurse: The Influence of SelfCare and Resilient Coping on Moral Distress
Aimee LeGoffe, BSN, RN, and Kim Mills PT, MSPT, mentored by Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC
The Impact on Adult Home Health Patient Hospitalization Days When Integrating a Nurse Practitioner Into the Home Health Care Model
Dana McKee, BSN, RNC-MNN, PMH-C, mentored by Kim Martz, PhD, RN
Perinatal Mental Health Care Access: Identifying Patient and Provider Perceptions of Facilitators and Barriers
Mallory Campbell, BSN, RN, mentored by Marty Downey, MSN, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP/I
Increasing Chlorhexidine Compliance in the Bone Marrow Transplant and Medical Oncology Inpatient Population
Megan Nelson, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, mentored by Jane Grassley, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Prenatal Oral Health Screening: Assessing Implementation in a St. Luke’s Clinic
Kristen Anderson, MSN, RN, OCN, and Marty Downey, MSN, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP/I
Anderson, K. D. & Downey, M. (2021). Foot reflexology: An intervention for pain and nausea among inpatients with cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 25(5), 539-545. doi: 10.1188/21. CJON.539-545
Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Dresser, S., Fowler, S., & Bassett, R. (2021). National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists legislative/ regulatory committee update. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 35(2), 96-97. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000586
Caroline Davis, BSN, RN, CPN
Davis, C. (2021, April 10). Notes from a COVID-19 nurse. Idaho Press.
Kristen Koprowski, BSN, RN, IBCLC; Teresa Stanfill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, RNC-OB; and Laura Tivis, PhD, CCRP
Koprowski, K., Meyer, D., Stanfill, T., & Tivis, L. J. (2021). Cultivating joy: Improving nurse resilience through use of a practice playbook. Applied Nursing Research, 62. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151484
Kim Martz, PhD, RN; Jenny Alderden, PhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS; Rick Bassett, MSN, APRN, CCRN; Dawn Swick, MSN, RN
Martz, K., Alderden, J., Bassett, R., & Swick, D. (2021). The authors respond. Critical Care Nurse, 41(2), 12-13. doi: 10.4037/ccn2021186
Michaelyn Muggli, MSN, RN, NPDBC, CCRN-K, CHSE, and Tammye Erdmann, MSEd, BSN, BScIT, RN, CHSE
Muggli, M. & Erdmann, T. (2021). The power of healthcare simulation: Part 1, embracing the power of simulation. RN Idaho, 44(1), 21.
Muggli, M., & Erdmann, T. (2021). The power of healthcare simulation: Part 2, the power of fidelity. RN Idaho, 44(2), 18.
Muggli, M., & Erdmann, T. (2021). The power of healthcare simulation: Part 3, the power of simulation in supporting healthcare team performance. RN Idaho, 44(3), 18.
Kristy Schmidt, MN, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP, and Jane Grassley, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Pentecost, R., Schmidt, K., & Grassley, J. (2021). Health care providers’ perceived barriers to screening for substance use during pregnancy. Nursing for Women’s Health, 25(4), 272-277. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2021.05.002
Amy Bacca, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, APRN
Surgical Oncology and Transition of Care. Poster presentation at the NACNS 2021 Annual Conference, March 9-11, 2021. Virtual.
Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
The NIWI Experience. Podium presentation at the NACNS 2021 Fall Summit, October 3-5, 2021. Virtual and in New Orleans, Louisiana. The ABCs of ACPs. Presentation at the Idaho Health Continuum of Care Alliance – Project HELP webinar, June 3, 2021. Boise, Idaho. National POLST Technology Guide Overview. Presentation at the National POLST Webinar, April 13, 2021. Washington D.C.
Caroline Davis, BSN, BS, RN, CPN, and Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC
Nursing Led Interdisciplinary Education for Rapid Deployment of COVID-19 Vaccines. Poster presentation at the Nurse Leaders of Idaho and American Nurses Association of Idaho LEAP Conference, October 28-29. 2021. Virtual.
Amanda Erickson, BSN, RN, RNCMNN & Karli Bell, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Improving Access and Equity Through In-Patient Clinical Trials. Poster presentation at the American Nurses Association of Idaho LEAP Conference, October 28-29, 2021. Virtual.
Andi Foley, DNP, RN APRN-CNS, EMT, ACCNS-AG, CEN, TCRN, CSM, FAEN
Grab the Blakemore – Role of the CNS in Updating Practice. Podium presentation at the Emergency Nursing 2022 Conference, September 8-11, 2021. Virtual.
Tips for a Successful Academy Application. Podium presentation at the Emergency Nursing 2022 Conference, September 8-11, 2021. Virtual.
Christy Hines, BSN, CRN, NPD-BC, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT)
Pocket Resource Guide to Aid in Competency Beyond Initial Orientation in a Procedural Area. Podium presentation at the Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing Conference, March 20-22, 2021. Virtual.
Debbie Ketchum, MAOM, RN, NEABC, RNC-MNN, C-EFM
Public Policy Session: The AWHONN 2021 Legislative and Policy Agenda. Podium presentation at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses 2021 National Convention, October 10-13, 2021. Virtual.
Resilience Matters! Keynote address at Mu Gamma: Sigma Nursing Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Northwest Nazarene University, November 3, 2021. Nampa, Idaho.
Heather Knapp, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
Developing a Comprehensive MultiModal Pediatric Trauma Training Program for a New Pediatric Trauma Center. Poster presentation at the Western Pediatric Trauma Conferences, July 14-15, 2021. Virtual.
Kayli Lewis, MSN, RNC-MNN
Dextrose Gel for the Treatment of Newborn Hypoglycemia. Poster presentation at the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses 2021 National Convention, October 10-13, 2021. Virtual.
Julya Miner DNP, RN, CPHRM, CPHQ, NEA-BC, LSSBB, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Infusing Joy. Keynote virtual presentation at the 2021 Annual Business Meeting of Sigma Mu Gamma-at-Large Chapter, June 1, 2021. Boise, Idaho.
Excellence in Postpartum Hemorrhage Care. Poster presentation at the 2021 American Society of Healthcare Risk Management Conference, October 2021. Virtual and in San Antonio, Texas.
Janice Preuit, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
A Quality Improvement Program: Reducing Unplanned Extubations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Setting. Poster presentation at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, September 13-15, 2021. Virtual.
Courtney Sant, BSN, RN; Kofi Bonnie, DNP, RPN, RN; Vibecke Thompson, MSN, RN; and Sam Fife, BSN, RN
Behavior Response Team (BRT) in Acute Psychiatric Settings. Podium presentation at the American Nurses Association of Idaho LEAP Conference, October 29, 2021. Virtual.
Krista Stadler, BSN, RN
Building a Virtual Hospital. Webinar presentation at the Nebraska Medicine Collaborative, Fall 2021. Virtual.
Team-Based Care – Nursing Default Care Model (Part 1). Webinar presentation at the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, Summer 2021. Virtual.
State Meeting Breakout Session – Idaho. Session leader at the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center Annual Conference, April 2021. Virtual.
Keeping Providers Healthy and Committed to Virtual Care. Conference panelist at the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center Annual Conference, April 2021. Virtual.
Julie Swanson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
PATHS: Professional Advancement Through High-Performance and Skill. Poster presentation at the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference, November 11-13, 2021. Virtual and in Atlanta, Georgia.
Laurel DeFoggi, BSN, RN, was accepted into the AHEC Scholars program, which promotes interprofessional collegiality with a focus on rural and underserved populations.
Andi Foley, DNP, RN APRN-CNS, EMT, ACCNS-AG, CEN, TCRN, CSM, FAEN:
Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC:
April Slayden, RN, Air St. Luke’s transport nurse, was recognized with an Inspire Award by Inspire Excellence Idaho.
Krista Stadler, BSN, RN, was featured in the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation Spotlight in partnership with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.
Amber Weber, MSN-Ed, BSN, RNCNIC, NPD-BC, was awarded the 2021 Carl A. Gray Memorial Award for Nursing Excellence by St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation and the Harvey Gray family.
BSU Return to Learn Scholarship
Cristler Memorial Endowment
ER Nursing Endowment Scholarship
Magic Valley and Jerome Nursing
Top Shelf Scholarship
Wood River Return to Learn
St. Luke’s Foundation Nursing
Funds (Brown Funds, Nursing
Education, Sharon Lee)
The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.
Kaelonnie Barzee, BSN, RN –
Magic Valley Mother-Baby
Heather Callen, BSN, RN – Boise Labor and Delivery
Jocelyn Crisp, BSN, RN – Boise Pediatrics
Fadila Enfendic, BSN, RN – Boise Mother-Baby
Kelsey Hall, BSN, RN – Boise Emergency Department
Corey Hoover, BSN, RN – Nampa Medical/Surgical
Regan Kichne, RN – Nampa
Kehly Molloy, BSN, RN – Meridian PACU
Kathy Pizarro, RN – Nampa
Cory Strickland, RN – Boise
The Sunshine Award was created by St. Luke’s to recognize clinical excellence by a non-nursing colleague and is a companion program to the DAISY Awards.
Julie Reed, CNA – Nampa Medical/Surgical
Ashley Trace, LCSW – Meridian Hospice
Shannon Wilson, BSN, RN, CPAN, Magic Valley Clinical Educator
Lynda Peel, MSN, RN, RN-BC, INS, CCRN-E, System Clinical Learning Program Manager
Judd Mendenhall, BSN, RN, CEN, System Clinical Educator
Monica Bachman, MSN, RN, CPN, NPDBC, System Clinical Educator
Amber Weber, MSN-Ed, RN, RNC-NIC, NPDBC, Wood River Clinical Educator
Kendra Murri, BSN, RN, System Clinical Educator myStLuke’s
Lexi Jensen, BSN, RN, System Clinical Educator
Deb Jones, BSN, RN, OCN, System Clinical Educator myStLuke’s
Megan Boston, BSN, RN, Boise Clinical Educator
Michaelyn Muggli, MSN, RN, NPDBC, CCRN-K, CHSE, System Clinical Educator
You all are awesome . . . and inspiring.
The past year was, as many have said, to some extent a reboot of 2020, as COVID-19 continued its march through Idaho and among our communities, families and friends.
As we continued to learn about the not-so-novel coronavirus, and successful vaccines and treatments rolled out, this remarkable team stood its ground against misinformation, frustration and the “great resignation,” among many other headwinds.
There has been heartache and discouragement, loss and grief. At the same time, and largely due to this spectacular team of St. Luke’s nurses that I am so very proud of, there have been lifesaving miracles, remarkable successes and inspiring leadership.
Last summer, we welcomed St. Luke’s Chief Nurse Executive Elizabeth Steger. Elizabeth hit the ground running and has spent a great deal of time with all of you, listening to your concerns and responding thoughtfully and sensitively. Given your critical roles and responsibilities, and so as to elevate the clinical voice in our organization, it was important that Elizabeth have a direct line to me, and so that happened this year as well. I am so proud of her and of you; your willingness to step up to challenging times and circumstances, to collaborate and to innovate so we could continue to fulfill our mission on behalf of our neighbors and those in the communities we serve, has been inspiring.
In the many reports and communications that come across my desk, I see numerous examples every day of St. Luke’s nurses’ boldness on behalf of patients and their families. You are speaking up for safety. You are insisting on quality and the best possible outcomes. You have jumped into our Safety Together work with enthusiasm—and taken it farther, asking how it can be expanded and improved.
You are supporting each other and being each other’s advocates. You are answering the call for us to continue to build a culture that welcomes all and cares for all—regardless of culture, background and seeming differences—and striving to eliminate inequities having to do with medical treatment, preventive services and so much more. In all of your work, you are looking for ways to improve patient access and ensure affordability.
Many of you know that my mother was a nurse. She was, in fact, the primary reason I chose a path in health care. She modeled for me at a young age what I see all of you modeling every day: grace, compassion and an unwavering focus on the patient.
As we continue to move through a very complicated time in health care and for our organization, I know that you will continue to show up with determination, resilience and a passion for the best patient care possible.
Your strength helps to keep us all going. For all that you do, thank you to St. Luke’s awesome nurses!
President and CEO