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Outstanding Achievements

2018 Awards & Congratulations

  • Joan Agee, DNP, RN, CNOR, FACHE, Nampa COO/CNO, achieved board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
  • Karen Belleman, ADN, RNC, received the 2018 Outstanding Nurse Leader Clinician Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho.
  • Cindi Faith Bennett, MN, RN, IBCLC, received the Southwest District Health WIC Award in Recognition of Dedication and Support for Breastfeeding. 
  • D’Layne Benson, ADN, BA, RN, CAPA, received the 2018 Aspiring Nurse Leader Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho.
  • Susan Cline, DNP, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, and Diana Meyer, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAEN, received a $50,000 grant from American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) for Resiliency Research.
  • Ashlee Dean, BSN, RN, CCRN, received the 2018 Aspiring Nurse Leader Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho. 
  • Amanda Erickson, BSN, RN, RNC-MNN, St. Luke’s Nampa Family Birth Center, has been selected for the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) 2018 Emerging Leader Fellowship Program. 
  • Chanette Fretwell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director of Nursing and Patient Care, Women’s Services, St. Luke’s Nampa, received a 2018 President’s Award from St. Luke’s Health System and received the 2018 Outstanding Nurse Leader Clinician Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho. 
  • Stephanie Mathias Hilpert, NP, St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute, was honored as a 2018 Woman of the Year by the Idaho Business Review.
  • Jessica Garner, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, APRN, and Marylynn Hippe, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CMSRN, were selected to serve on the Idaho State Board of Nursing APRN Advisory Council.
  • Kayla Ingram, BSN, RN, NE-BC, received the 2018 Aspiring Nurse Leader Clinician Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho.
  • Siobhan Jameson, ADN, RN, St. Luke’s Wood River Surgical Services RN, received the Carl A. Gray Memorial Award for Nursing Excellence from St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation. 
  • Shelly Jensen, BSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Director of Women’s and Children’s at Magic Valley, was recognized as a 2018 AWHONN Emerging Leader by The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).
  • Katherine Kerner, BSN, MAOL, RN, RNC-OB, received the 2018 Outstanding Nurse Leader Educator Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho.
  • Debbie K. Ketchum, BSN, MAOM, RNC, C-EFM, received the 2018 Outstanding in Innovation Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho. 
  • Debbie Larson, MSN, RN, NE-BC, received the 2018 Aspiring Nurse Leader Clinician Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho. 
  • Anna Quon, BSN, MBA HM, RN, received the 2018 Outstanding Nurse Leader in Transitions in Care Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho. 
  • Danika Severe, MSN, RN, received the 2018 Outstanding Leader in Innovation Award from Nurse Leaders of Idaho. St. Luke’s nurses were elected or re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Nurses Association – Idaho in 2018, including Brienne Sandow, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, RNC-OB, President; Anna Rostock, BSN, RN, CPN, NE-BC, Secretary; Kadie Randel, BSN, RN, Treasurer; Kimberly Popa, BSN, RN, Director at Large/Membership Assembly Delegate; and Wallace “Max” Maxwell, MSN, RN, CPPS, Director at Large/ Membership Assembly Delegate.

2018 Nursing Excellence Award Winners

Celebrating nurses is an integral part of nursing culture at St. Luke’s. Nursing Excellence Awards are open to all nurses throughout St. Luke’s Health System. Nominees are recognized and celebrated for the extraordinary care and service they provide their patients, community and others, as well as the contributions they make to the nursing profession.

Transformational Leadership

  • Laura Russell, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Nursing Director, Medical Unit - Magic Valley, Experienced Leader
  • Pamela Springer, PhD, RN, ANEF, NEA-BC, Director, Clinical Learning and Student Services - Experienced Leader
  • Kayla Ingram, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Director, Telemetry & Medical/Surgical - Nampa - New Leader

Structural Empowerment

  • Heather Andrade, BSN, RN, CPHON, Pediatric Oncology Hematology Nurse - MSTI

Exemplary Professional Practice

  • Paula L. Henson, LPN, Emergency Department - Jerome - Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Mindy Murdock, LPN, Salmon River Medical Clinic - Riggins - Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Becky Elder, MSN, RN, CRNP - Nurse Practitioner, The Women's Clinic - Boise/Meridian, APRN
  • Lori Steele, BSN, RN, OCN, MSTI Nurse Navigator - Nampa & Fruitland - Community
  • Karen Dey, BSN, RN, Cardiac Procedures/Electrophysiology Invasive Nurse - Boise - Hospital
  • Esmeralda Sorensen, ADN, RN, CMSRN, OCN, Cardiopulmonary Nurse - Magic Valley - Hospital

New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements

  • Kristen Anderson, BSN, RN, OCN, 4 South Educator, Boise

2018 DAISY Award Recipients

  • Meaghan Connor, BSN, RN, Meridian Emergency Department
  • Lewis Evans, BSN, RN, Meridian Intensive Care Unit
  • David Foster, BSN, RN, Meridian Emergency Department
  • Laura Franz, BSN, RN, Meridian Intensive Care Unit
  • Cija Hauver, BSN, RN, Nampa Telemetry Unit
  • Montana Hazen, BSN, RN, CCRN, Meridian Intensive Care Unit
  • Caroline Houbein, BSN, RN, CEN, Meridian Emergency Department
  • Beba Kajdic, BSN, RN, CEN, Meridian Emergency Department
  • Kyndall Kordakis, BSN, RN, Boise Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Dana Mansanarez, BSN, RN, ONC, Boise 4 South
  • Kristina Martinez, BSN, RN, Meridian Emergency Department 
  • Paula Meyers, BSN, RN, CCRN, Meridian Intensive Care Unit 
  • Jose Rodriguez, BSN, RN, CCRN, Meridian Intensive Care Unit 
  • James Sarks, ADN, RN, TCRN, Meridian Emergency Department 
  • Erica Sommer, BSN, RN, Magic Valley Cardiopulmonary Unit

2018 Registered Nurse Scholarship and Conference Funds Recipients

Bledsoe Scholarship

  • Lori Coates

Cristler Scholarship

  • Jackie Hendrickson

ER Nursing Endowment Scholarship

  • Allyson Wright

Gilbertson Scholarship

  • Jody Acheson
  • Conra Hunter
  • Viktor Lavor
  • Jacob McGinnis
  • Hannah Joy Tobias-Garcia

Healthcare Education Scholarship

  • Erin Goodfellow

Leadership Scholarship

  • Kimiko Krutz
  • Marisa Lunghofer
  • Julya Miner
  • Christiana Sipe

Magic Valley & Jerome Nursing Scholarship

  • Devin Miles

Nursing Scholarship

  • Elizabeth Bair
  • Cindy Blakely
  • Wendy Gordon
  • Shawna McIntyre

Sodexo Scholarship

  • Alice Hewes
  • Leanne Mehling

St. Luke's Wood River Foundation Staff Education Scholarship

  • Piper Andrews
  • Lisa Avison
  • Megan Davidson
  • Anne Marie Gardner
  • Sue Henry
  • Sioban Jameson
  • Megan Jones
  • Michelle Medsker
  • Erika Monjaras
  • Froila O'Haver
  • Joanna Peters
  • Louann Randall
  • Cherie Shardlow

St. Luke's Foundation Nursing Funds (Brown Funds, Nursing Education, Sharon Lee)

  • Carissa Amick
  • Alexis Ayers
  • Rick Bassett
  • Cindi Bennet
  • Susan Bennett
  • Garth Blackburn
  • Amy Boddy
  • Dani Boespflug
  • Lauren Boyd
  • Kari Braun
  • Anne Burkey
  • Calley Crawford
  • Shelby Darland
  • Ashlee Dean
  • Sheila Desilet
  • Kim Dillion
  • Amy Egan
  • Amanda Erickson
  • Rachel Erickson
  • Sharon Erickson
  • Ron Folwell
  • Chanette Fretwell
  • Tenisha Gallegos
  • Jessica Garner
  • Michelle Hamland
  • Jamie Hutt
  • Shelly Jensen
  • Sondra Kahler
  • Megan Luckey
  • Summer Maxey
  • Karen Merrill
  • Kayla Mescher
  • Diana Meyer
  • Julya Miner
  • Stephania Moore
  • Karen Moxham
  • Megan Nelson
  • Heather Niehoff
  • Beth Owens
  • Autumn Pledger
  • Karen Proksch
  • Carrie Randel
  • Cynthia Roos
  • Teresa Stanfill
  • Carrie Sue Sweet
  • Lisa Tarkowski
  • Brandee Tenlee
  • Tammi Turpin
  • Jerri Woodworth
  • Sarah Zarchin

Wright Scholarship

  • Katie Ferguson

Nursing Research Fellowship Projects, Publications, and Presentations

2018-19 Nursing Research and EBP Fellows

  • Wallace “Max” Maxwell, MSN, RN, CPPS and Cheryl Henriksen, MSN, CNS, RN, COHN-S, CEAS-1, Mentored by Anna Rostock, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CPN
    • Reduction of Blood & Body Fluid Exposures through Implementation of Formally Structured Accident Investigative Processes
  • Leslie Singelyn, BSN, RN, Mentored by Susan Tavernier, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN®
    • Predictive Algorithms for Stem Cell Target Dose: Which Algorithm is Best?
  • Nichole Santarone, BSN, RNC-NIC, Mentored by Victoria Wohlers, BSN, RNC-NIC
    • Developmental Care: Neuroprotection for Premature Infants
  • Blair Eby, BSN, RN and Carmen Leahu, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Mentored by Kim Martz, PhD, RN
    • Delirium: Identifying the Most Effective Way to Improve Nurses’ Assessment and Management
  • Ruth Tretter, BSN, RN-BC, Mentored by Cara Gallegos, PhD, RN
    • Examining Knowledge, Confidence and Stress in Telephone Triage Nurses
  • Michele Schwister, BSN, RN, CCRN, Mentored by Marty Downey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP, CNE
    • Best Practices for Promoting Healthy Work Environments that Encourage Collegial Nursing Relationships
  • Kathy Watkins, BSN, RN, MSN, CNM, Mentored by Carrie Sue Sweet, DNP, CNS-AD, RNC-OB, ACNS-BC
    • Skin to Skin Contact: An Evidence-Based Practice Project
Senior Fellows
  • Ryoko Pentecost, MN, RN, CCRC and Kristy Schmidt, MN, RN, Mentored by Jane Grassley, PhD, RN, IBCLC
    • Screening for Substance Use during Pregnancy: Perceived Provider Barriers

2018 Publications

  • Jenny Alderden, PhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS 
    • Alderden, J., & Pepper, G. (2018). Critical care patients with special needs: Care of the older adult. In T. J. Hartjes (Ed.), AACN Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing (7th ed., pp. 732–740). Annapolis, MD: Elsevier.
    • Alderden, J., Pepper, G. A., Wilson, A., Whitney, J., Richardson, S., Butcher, R., … Cummins, M. (2018). Predicting pressure injuries among critical care patients: A machine learning model. American Journal of Critical Care, 27(6), 461-468. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2018525 
  • Jenny Alderden, PhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS and Yunchuan (Lucy) Zhao, PhD, RN
    • Alderden, J., Zhao, Y., Zhang, Y., Thomas, D., Butcher, R., Zhang, Y., & Cummins, M. (2018). Outcomes associated with stage 1 pressure injuries: A retrospective cohort study. American Journal of Critical Care, 27(6), 471-476. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2018293
    • Zhao, Y., Alderden J., Lind, B., & Kim, H. (2018). A comprehensive assessment of risk factors for falls in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 44(10), 40-48. https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20180913-04
  • Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
    • Mayoral, V. F. S., Fukushima, F. B., Rodrigues, A. M., Carvalho, R. P., Carvalho, L. P., Bassett, R., … Vidal, E.I.O. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation of the physician orders for life-sustaining treatment form to Brazil. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 21(6), 815-819. https:// doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2017.0590
  • Dia Byrne MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, OCN and Linda Penwarden, MN, RN, AOCN 
    • Byrne, D., & Penwarden, L. (2018). Selection of singleversus double-lumen peripherally inserted central catheters and the influence on alteplase use. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 41(2), 118–121. doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000269
  • Julie M. Finney, BSN, RNC-OB; Susan Chapman, RN, IBCLC; and Susan Bennett, RN, IBCLC
    • Grassley, J. S., Tivis, R., Finney, J., Chapman, S., & Bennett, S. (2018). Evaluation of a designated family bonding time to decrease interruptions and increase exclusive breastfeeding. Nursing for Women’s Health, 22(3), 219-227. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2018.03.004
  • Julie M. Finney, BSN, RNC-OB
    • Finney, J. M. & Grassley, J. (2018). Nurse led implementation of a family bonding time. RN Idaho, 41(1), 5.
  • Shelly Jensen, BSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
    • Jensen, S. (2018). See me as a person. RN Idaho, 41(2), 8.
  • Julya Miner, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPHQ
    • Miner, J. (2018). Perinatal safety innovation: E-learning links to outcomes. RN Idaho, 41(3), 5.
  • Ruth Tretter, BSN, RN-BC
    • Tretter, R. E. (2018). Telephone triage: A unique nursing challenge. RN Idaho, 41(2), 8.
  • Yunchuan (Lucy) Zhao, PhD, RN
    • Zhao, Y., Bott, M., He, J., Kim, H., Park, S.H., & Dunton, N. (2018). Multilevel factors associated with injurious falls in acute care hospitals. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 33(1), 20-28. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000253

2018 Presentations

  • Jenny Alderden, PhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS
    • Most pressure injuries identified among critical care patients persist. Poster presentation at the Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, April 11-14, 2018, Spokane, WA.
  • Jenny Alderden, PhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS and Yunchuan (Lucy) Zhao, PhD, RN 
    • Factors associated with stage 1 pressure injury deterioration. Symposium presentation with M. Cummings at the Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, April 11-14, 2018, Spokane, WA.
  • Jenny Alderden, PhD, APRN, CCRN, CCNS
    • Duration of general anesthesia is associated with development of delirium among ICU patients. Poster presentation with H. Nakashima at the Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, April 11-14, 2018, Spokane, WA.
    • Predicting pressure injury risk among critical care patients: A machine learning approach. Poster presentation with M. Cummins, G. Pepper, and J. Whitney, at the Annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, March 12-15, 2018, San Francisco, CA.
  • Cindi Faith Bennett, MN, RN, IBCLC
    • Lactation program encourages education for breastfeeding mothers. Oral presentation with J. Schwartz on Boise State Public Radio, September 4, 2018, Boise, ID.
    • Bridging the gap: A partnership between a hospital system and WIC breastfeeding peer counselors and staff. Oral presentation with C. Galloway at the 2nd Annual Idaho Breastfeeding Summit, June 28, 2018, Boise, ID.
    • Bridging the gap: A partnership between a hospital system and WIC breastfeeding peer counselors and staff. Oral presentation with C. Galloway at the 2018 National WIC Association Conference, April 23, 2018, Chicago, IL.
  • Debbie K. Ketchum, MAOM, BSN, RNC-MNN, C-EFM
    • Big heart-little state: Innovative partnerships to connect AWHONN nurses in rural areas. Poster presentation at Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses National (AWHONN) Convention, June 23-27, 2018, Tampa, FL.
  • Kimiko Krutz, MSN, RN, OCNS-C, CMSRN 
    • Nursing pain management of the neuro patient. Presentation at St. Luke’s 6th Annual Clinical Neuroscience Conference, April 20, 2018, Boise, ID. 
  • Julya Miner, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPHQ
    • Perinatal safety innovation: E-learning links to outcomes. Poster presentation at the 2018 ANCC Magnet Conference, October 22-26, 2018, Denver, CO.
    • Perinatal safety innovation: E-learning links to outcomes. Podium presentation at Nurse Leaders of Idaho Leaders in Education and Practice (LEAP) Conference, September 14-15, 2018, Boise, ID.
  • Julya Miner, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPHQ and Debbie K. Ketchum, BSN, MAOM, RNC, C-EFM 
    • St. Luke’s Health System report on GNOSIS. Podium presentation at All Hands Meeting for Relias Learning, March 13-15, 2018, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Julya Miner, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPHQ and Shelly Jensen, BSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
    • Rock a bye baby: Newborn fall/drop prevention. Poster presentation at the 2018 ANCC Magnet Conference, October 22-26, 2018, Denver, CO.
  • Krista Stadler, BSN, RN
    • Clinical transformation & technology enabled care: Where the turtle meets the hare. Presentation at the Vidyo Healthcare Summit, December 3-5, 2018, Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Delivering convenient care to the community: Remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs. Panel presentation at the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center Annual Conference, October 1-3, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT.
    • Telehealth & virtual care: Checking all the boxes. Webinar for Idaho Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), October 2018, ID.
  • Teresa Stanfill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, RNC-OB
    • Leadership competencies for healthcare: I have to know what?! Podium presentation at the 2018 ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference, May 1-3, 2018, West Palm Beach, FL.
    • Certification through collaboration & centralization. Poster presentation at the 2018 ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference, May 1-3, 2018, West Palm Beach, FL.
    • Leadership competencies for healthcare: I have to know what?! Podium presentation at the 2018 ANCC Magnet Conference, October 22-26, 2018, Denver, CO.
  • Sytoria (Tory) Zigmond, MSN, RN, CPHQ, SCR
    • Using NSQIP data in a multidisciplinary collaboration. Poster presentation at American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference, July 21-24, 2018, Washington, DC.
    • 8 hospitals to 1 system SSI prevention bundle: A road map. Presentation at NSQIP Northwest Collaboration, November 7, 2018.

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2018 Nursing Annual Report

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2017 Nursing Annual Report

This report covered nursing initiatives and excellence, including our celebration of our professional practice model: Relationship-Based Care.

2016 Nursing Annual Report

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