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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.  She is currently attending Augsburg University where she will receive a Masters of Arts in Nursing in Transcultural Nursing and Transformational Leadership.  Her past work history includes nursing at Worthington Regional Hospital from 1989 – 2008, Sanford Worthington from 2008 – 2013 and Allina Health Owatonna Hospital 2013 – 2017.  She has held numerous nursing roles from LPN to RN to leader.

“I am delighted to have Gwen back in Worthington as the leader of our excellent nursing team,” said Jennifer Weg, executive director for Sanford Worthington.  “Her experience in a larger rural hospital is appreciated as much as her dedication to return to her home community.”

“My nursing leadership dream is creating a caring environment close to home for our patients and their families that is respectful of all,”  Post said. “I am excited to be back in the community to lead and collaborate with the numerous members of our community that provide the care to our patients at Sanford Worthington with the goal of promoting health, restoring wellness and providing dignity at end of life.  I have no doubt of the commitment to this dream by all the staff that I have encountered so far.”

Post lives on a farm near Worthington with her husband Troy, where they grow crops and finish hogs.  They have two children who are currently attending college.  Her hobbies include crafts and repurposing materials, reading, camping, hiking and biking with friends, and visiting area attractions and sites such as state parks, wineries, breweries, bike trails, local restaurants and shops.

Posted Date: May 2017