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Sanford Worthington receives national quality leadership award

Sanford Worthington Medical Center is one of just eight community hospitals across the nation to receive the Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership Award. The award is given annually to academic medical center and community hospital members that demonstrate superior performance, as measured by the Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, w...

Sanford Worthington welcomes new provider

Michelle Kutzke, C.N.P., W.H.N.P, has joined the Sanford Worthington Clinic team and will begin seeing patients September 1 at the Family Practice clinic located on Diagonal Road.  Kutzke is a Womens’ Health Nurse Practitioner, focusing her care on wellness and seeing female teenagers, young adults, middle age, and menopausal women. ...

An extraordinary nurse recognized at Sanford Worthington Medical Center

A nurse at Sanford Worthington Medical Center was honored on July 25, 2017 with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award, presented in collaboration with The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform everyday. The Award at Sanford Worthin...

Sanford Worthington physical therapist receives national certification

The lymphedema therapy program is returning to Sanford Worthington. Sy Schaap recently became certified by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies.  She has been a physical therapist at Sanford Worthington for 20 years, and is currently accepting patients suffering from lymphedema. Lymphedema is swelling in the upper or lower extremities.  It ...

Worthington Regional Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarships

The Worthington Hospital Auxiliary presented two $1,000 scholarships at a recent meeting.  Recipients of the scholarships are: Dee Dee Behnke is currently the Respiratory Care Manager at the hospital and is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Minnesota State University in Mankato.  She plans to graduate with that de...

12th annual “Heroes Behind the Badges” event helps the community blood supply

The 12th annual “Heroes Behind the Badges” blood drive ended with tremendous success.  The Aug. 1 blood drive was a friendly competition between Worthington / Nobles County law enforcement and Worthington Fire Department / EMS.  In the end it was the Worthington Fire / EMS winning with 83 donations compared to 41 for Worthingt...

Sanford Worthington Medical Center registered nurse receives New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements Nurse Award

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Kaitlin Bullerman, RN at Sanford Worthington Medical Center, received the New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements Nurse Award at the nurses week celebration last month hosted by Sanford Health. The New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements Nurse Award was established specifically to recognize excellence in Sanford ...

Sanford Health PI Symposium & Quality Fair

WORTHINGTON, Minn. - Sanford Health held its annual PI Symposium & Quality Fair on April 20.  This year’s topic was “Conquering Value:  Quality, Cost & Patient Experience.”  Sanford Worthington had four entries in the poster contest.  Sanford Worthington Clinic was awarded first place in the satisfacti...

Employee of the Year Announced at Sanford Worthington

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Sanford Worthington presented the 2016 Employee of the Year award to Naomi Bach, CNP, CWOCN in May during the annual National Health Care Week activities.  Bach received this award based on nominations from her co-workers.  The award was presented by Jenny Andersen-Martinez, human resources director.  Bac...

Director of nursing and clinical services joins Sanford Worthington Medical Center

Gwen Post, RN, BA, is the new director of nursing and clinical services for Sanford Worthington Medical Center.  Post earned her associates degree in nursing from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington, Minnesota.  She obtained her bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota.&...