Excellence in Nursing finalists have been announced

Congratulations to the four nurses who are representing St. Anthony’s Medical Center as finalists in St. Louis Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards: (shown from left) Ashley Hrdlicka, BSN, RN; April Huff, BSN, RN; Becky Nelson, RN; and Karen Wray, BSN, RN. They are among 63 finalists chosen from more than 200 nominations.
Ashley works in the Neuro Stepdown Unit and is one of two finalists in the Emerging Leader category. April works in the Acute Rehab Unit and is one of two finalists in the Hospice/Home Health/Palliative Care/Long Term Care category. Becky works in the Critical Care Unit and is one of three finalists in the Intensive Care category. Karen works in the Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit and is one of four finalists in the Cardiovascular category.
They will learn whether they have been chosen as the winners of their categories during a ceremony on April 19.


Congratulations to our DAISY Award winner

Congratulations to Kimberley Schlichting, RN, Surgical Stepdown, who has been selected as this month’s DAISY Award winner. In the heartfelt note that follows, a patient nominated Kimberley for her care and compassion:

“I’m 46 years old and I happen to be dying of cancer. All the nurses and staff have been incredible to me. But Kim went above and beyond. I was talking with my family, telling them I was ready to go. Then I jokingly said, “I would love to eat one more lasagna.” Kim took it upon herself to buy me lasagna from my favorite restaurant, Olive Garden. This completely brightened my day! And this was the best lasagna I’ve ever had in my life! I too am a nurse and I know that you don’t find this much care and compassion very easily. I just want to thank her from the bottom of my heart!”


Kimberley Schlichting’s DAISY Award honors have prompted congratulations from many. Among them are Kim’s mother, nurse Shona Minasian, holding flowers. Shona gathered together her co-workers in the Labor and Delivery Unit at First Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, Fla. for this photo.


St. Anthony’s families: scholarship opportunities

St. Anthony’s employees and their families are invited to apply online for three scholarships offered through the generosity of the St. Anthony's Medical Center Foundation and the Memmolo family. They are the Norbert Siegfried Scholarship for Sons and Daughters of Employees,

St. Anthony’s Medical Center Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Memmolo Memorial Scholarship, all programs of the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation.

For a link to the application and more information, visit www.stanthonysmedcenter.com/Employees/Scholarship. Deadline for applications is April 15. For additional questions, contact Tameka Herrion, Scholarship Manager for the St. Louis Community Foundation at (314) 880-4960, scholarships@stlgives.org. You also may contact Michelle Jost, Director of Professional Practice & Staff Development, at (314) 525-1252.