HURON – The Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) recognized its Outstanding Employee of the Month for July, Teresa Haatvedt, RN, with a little department celebration earlier this month.
Haatvedt, who worked as a health personnel recruiter for HRMC for a year and a half, was nominated by colleagues to receive the honor. According to the appointment, “Teresa is, without a doubt, family oriented, which carries over into her daily work routine. She is continually committed to helping – always giving time and energy, even when it is necessary. is not part of his job. “
“Her years of experience as a nurse and nurse leader provide an excellent foundation for helping students of all ages know whether a career in healthcare would be suitable,” the appointment continues. “When she talks with parents and students, she lights up and shows how rewarding it can be to take care of others. It is also realistic and offers clear direction on the many pathways and options available to students.
HRMC’s Outstanding Employee of the Month award recognizes an employee who goes above and beyond to demonstrate the hospital’s values of being accessible, helpful and knowledgeable. Employees can be nominated by other colleagues or by a patient or visitor who witnesses exceptional service. A committee of employees from various hospital departments selects the employee on a monthly basis and an Outstanding Employee of the Year is chosen at the end of the year from among the 12 monthly winners.
As an outstanding July employee, Haatvedt received a certificate of meals at a local restaurant, a professional photoshoot and a portrait, $ 50, a pin and a special parking spot for one month.
Haatvedt received his Associate’s Degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Huron University. She worked as a nurse at HRMC before taking on the role of Director of Inpatient Services for 13 years. Prior to returning to HRMC, she worked for Wapiti, a local medical staffing company, and as a quality program manager for the South Dakota Foundation of Medical Care.
“I love using my experiences to help students discover careers in healthcare,” explained Haatvedt.
“I am grateful to HRMC for creating and supporting this role to help the next generation learn how they can impact the health care needs of rural communities for years to come.
Originally from Huron, she is married to Dr Cy Haatvedt, general surgeon at the Tschetter & Hohm clinic. They have seven grown children, several of whom live in Huron, and 13 grandchildren.
In his spare time, Haatvedt enjoys camping, fishing, reading and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Patients or visitors can nominate an exceptional employee by calling 605-353-6539 for a nomination form or by emailing [email protected]