LaDawna began her employment at MDH as a Day Health LPN on January 12, 2012. During this time, LaDawna was attending the nursing program at Spoon River College. After earning an Associates Degree of Nursing, LaDawna became a Registered Nurse and transferred to Transitional Care on July 23, 2012.
LaDawna is a fantastic nurse who sets very high standards for herself and continually meets them. She is knowledgeable but not afraid to ask questions or receive guidance from others. She answers call lights quickly and participates in all aspects of patient care. LaDawna also floats to Acute Care and is willing to help where needed. She is knowledgeable about nursing. LaDawna is perceptive and compassionate and a team player. She relates to patients on a professional level which is very comforting to the patient and eases their fears.
LaDawna is kind and thoughtful of the residents, their families and the staff she works with. LaDawna is an exceptional person and nurse. She is especially compassionate and caring for residents when there are issues that may influence their dignity. Her kind and caring attitude is appreciated by all. LaDawna offers a smile and positive attitude to each person she encounters. She provides a cheerful voice, a sense of humor, and gentle care. She works to exceed patients’ expectations throughout their stay. She is extremely respectful of staff and patients. Residents cannot help feeling better with her around.
LaDawna’s nominator states that she demonstrates pride and love for her profession through her interactions with patients and their families. She is always very accommodating to the family as well as her patients. “It is very frustrating for patients to be in a situation that makes them be so dependent on others for daily care. Nurses like LaDawna make this much easier for patients to accept this new challenge in their life because of the care and kindness she demonstrates to them.”
LaDawna and her husband, Bronson, have four children, Kristen, Ozden, Tobias, and Kandice. In her spare time, LaDawna enjoys crafting, reading, baking, and gardening.