Post Anesthesia Recovery
Congratulations to Jessica Horwedel
, Prep Aide in Post Anesthesia Recovery, on being named the recipient of the MDH APPLE Award
for October 2014. APPLE stands for “A
chieving outstanding P
erformance in P
atient care, L
eadership, Loyalty and E
nthusiasm for MDH.”
Jessica began her employment with MDH as a Nurse Assistant in Acute Care on February 6, 2006. In October 2007, Jessica cross-trained and worked as a Unit Secretary for Acute Care in addition to her role as a Nurse Assistant. On November 23, 2009, Jessica began working in her current role as a Prep Aide in Post Anesthesia Recovery.
Jessica is responsible for a wide variety of tasks, ranging from stocking supplies, helping patients get dressed,transporting patients, and filling and emptying linens. She is a hard worker who is very organized and efficient. She is self-motivated and offers suggestions for making improvements. Jessica keeps things moving along, and she is great at looking at the schedule and taking the initiative to get patients ready. She is always ready to help and works well with everyone.
Jessica is well-liked by her patients. She is kind, compassionate, and polite to them. Patients’ families love her. She maintains a very professional manner with her patients while placing them at ease.
Jessica’s nominators explain that when help is requested, Jessica is the first there to offer a hand. “Even on busy days when census is high, Jessica will always be there for the patients with a smile and pleasant demeanor,” stated a nominator. Her coworkers usually do not have to ask for something because she is always ahead of the game. Her nominators would like to say “Thanks for all you do in a big way, Jessica.”
Jessica and Kris have two children, Hannah and Avery. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding 4-wheelers. She enjoys spending time on the farm and being with her family and friends.