Transitions Nurse Shout-Outs!
Who is one other Nurse at Transitions that you would like to recognize for the work they do? Why?
Elizabeth Hoppe – I want to recognize Sarah Littlefield from the Central West region. From the time she shadowed one of our nurses into the field, and then made it onto our Transitions team… It was easy to say she easily fit into our Transitions family. Her quality of work, knowledge, and strength as a hospice nurse truly stands out.
From my Central East team, I want to recognize Deanna Uphoff. Deanna has been with Transitions since prior to my arrival. She is beyond an asset to the Transitions family, and truly her patients rave over her. She knows all the small details about them – she gets to know their story in life, and her ability to educate at the end of life is impeccable.
And finally from my Springfield team, I want to recognize Chelsey Lowe. Chelsey came in rocking & ready to roll. She picked up on the Transitions WHY easily, and has integrated herself seamlessly into the team. Her flexibility is key to the ever changing environment in the hospice world, and she truly has a passion for her patients.
Juanita Gunn – I just want to recognize all of the nurses at Transition Care for everything they do, but if I had to recognize one it would be Sandra K. Gonzales APN. I had to orientate with Sandy when I first started here at Transitions. I was confident in my role as an LPN, but I was intimidated going out with a nurse practitioner. Sandy was amazing, she gave me the lead at our visits unless it was an admission, and when I gave my rationale she asked why I was not a RN. Sandy gives the best explanation and will challenge you to think outside the box. Thank you Sandy and every one of my fellow nurses who has given me such support here at Transitions Care.
Kristine Taylor – I’d like to recognize Lisa Sierras for the work she does for Transitions in Troy, Michigan. Lisa was called to hospice early on in her nursing career but was never given the opportunity as she “didn’t have hospice experience”. Lisa never wavered from her goal to become the AMAZING hospice nurse she knew she could be. Transitions leadership saw the spark in her and the passion to follow her calling and she became a hospice RN case manager. Lisa fully committed to learning as much about being a hospice nurse and understanding and following the rules and regulations of the job all while making sure her patients’ needs were managed and met. She is an advocate for her patients and always does the right thing. Lisa lived the Transitions commandments before she knew they even existed. Maintaining them to her core today, she carries out the Transitions mission, vision and values EVERY DAY!!! Lisa is an amazing hospice nurse and I am lucky to have been part of her hospice career journey.