Meet Our Nurses

Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato

 

ICU Student Nurse Angie"In the ICU, I feel like I can ask any question. I have respect for the staff and doctors. I know I will always have back-up - no questions asked. I feel very lucky to be in the ICU Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato." - Angie, R.N., ICU 

Angie helps carry out the primary value at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato by putting the needs of the patient first. Join Angie and become a part of Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

 

More Nurse Testimonials 

"I have been a registered nurse for over thirty years in various settings throughout my career. Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is definitely the most sincere environment in which I have worked. Everyone, from the housekeepers to the CEO, is sincerely striving to do what is best for the patient. That said, we don’t always agree what is “best” and we are not perfect and do make mistakes because we are human. When we make mistakes or have disagreements about what is best, we apologize and try to figure out how to make it better next time. When there is open communication and agreement of how to proceed, the work environment strengthens and therefore our ability to meet the patients’ needs becomes stronger. Everyone strives to do their best to meet the patients’ needs." - Julie H., Nurse Manager 


"I am proud to work at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato for many reasons. Everyone is very friendly, very supportive and it is demonstrated daily that it is important to seek opportunities that improve my performance. An example of this is when my co-workers supported my decision to return back to school for my R.N. degree. Having a supportive environment at work is what helped me succeed in my schooling. I continue to work at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato and take pride in my job  and hope to do so for many years to come." Andrea K., R.N. 


"I have been with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato for about ten years. I have worked in Internal Medicine for nine of those years. I love the continuity of care and the closeness with the patients. I feel that the patients become part of my family and I know they appreciate calling and hearing a familiar voice. I also enjoy working so close with the doctors and being their right hand man! My co-workers are great as well. We work very well as a team and support each other anyway we can." - Danielle S., L.P.N. 


"I am very proud to have worked at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato for 27 years. I have worked in many departments and worked as a nursing supervisor. I am so excited to have been working in Medical Oncology since 1999. I want to share with you that we have such an amazing team of nurses (all of which the R.N.s are Oncology certified), physicians, support staff and most importantly our patients. It is the most special area that I have ever worked and am very proud to be a part of the team. We have experienced a lot of change and growth within our department as we serve many patients from a large region." - Mary G., O.C.N., Medical Oncology 


"I have worked here as a student, an L.P.N. and R.N. There has been much support for growth with educational opportunities and help with tuition reimbursement. Both co-workers and directors have been very supportive with furthering my education. I have worked here for 35 + years and still enjoy coming to work. There have been extraordinary amounts of change over my career. I'm a strong advocate for pursuing a career both as a nurse and as an employee at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato." - Judy S., R.N., PACU 


“I have the privilege to work with nurses from Fairmont, St. James, Springfield and Waseca. I have seen the positive outcomes that can happen when we share resources and knowledge. As an employee and a patient in our region, I feel like I belong to one big family. The nurses are very committed to our patients and to our communities they work and live in.” - Laura L., R.N., Vice President of Regional Nursing 


"With so many options of where to begin my R.N. career, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato topped the list with their ongoing support and encouragement of continued education by providing tuition reimbursement to nurses wishing to advance their career." - Heidi B., R.N.,
Resource Team 


"I began working at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato in 1989 as a new graduate L.P.N. I worked on the Resource Team where I gained experience working with Med/Surg, Behavioral Health, and Women's Center patients. This was a great opportunity for me as I continued my nursing education. I later earned my A.D.N and B.S.N.   

"By beginning my career on the Resource Team, I was able to care for a variety of patients. I found myself having a special interest in patients with neurological issues, and wanted to work with those patients more often, so I took an R.N. position on 2MS (Orthopedic/Neurology/Trauma unit). I worked on 2MS for 10 years where I enjoyed working with the patients, nurses and providers.

I wanted to experience something new, so I took a traveling assignment and left Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato for 3 months. After completing my traveling assignment I returned to Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Shorty after my return to Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, I began working as a nurse supervisor. Supervising gave me exposure to all the nursing areas, patients and staff. This was a very challenging and rewarding experience.

In 2001, I became the patient care manager for 2MS. I attended management classes to improve my leadership skills. As the patient care manager, I was a resource for staff and still had close contact with patients. I enjoyed working with staff to improve the care we provided to patients. I remained in that position until transferring to Trauma Services in 2007, as the Trauma Program Manager.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato offers me a wide variety of opportunities. I’ve been involved with multiple committees and special projects.

I have been very happy and satisfied working at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. We have so many career opportunities within our organization. I take pride in knowing that whatever department or position you work the needs of the patient come first." - Gail N., Trauma Program Manager  


Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield

"I have been an employee at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield for almost three years. I accepted the position during a moving transition that required me to move to a completely new area without my husband and three children. I lived and worked here for 11 months without my husband and for three months without my children. Once school started in the fall my children moved to the area with me and my husband would join us on weekends. We did this for 11 months. I attribute being able to do this to my co-workers and my supervisor who constantly gave the flexibility and support that I needed during this time. I could have turned down the offered job and stayed with my family until our house had sold, but I knew in my heart that Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield was the perfect job and place for me to be! I am now returning to school to attain my R.N. degree through a scholarship program that Mayo Clinic Health System offers. I could have never done this on my own and I am so thankful for the opportunity to pursue my dreams! I owe it all to the support received financially, physically, and emotionally, not only from my family at home, but the family that I have come to know at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield!" - Jessica H., L.P.N. 


"I love my job here at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. I enjoy being part of a caring team that works well together and puts the needs and concerns of our patients and their families first. Every patient is a friend, family member, or neighbor to us. And it is important how they are treated and cared for. Nursing here at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield is so rewarding. The nursing staff and doctors collaborate to find a plan of care that is best for each patient. The work load always feels lighter when shared with co-workers. I recommend Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield as a great place to work and as a wonderful place to come for your health care needs." - Maria F., R.N., Assistant Director of Patient Care Services 


"I have been an L.P.N. for 35 years. I started out at the Mayo Clinic in 1973 and it came back to me in 1999 when Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield became Mayo affiliated. I worked in the hospital setting for 16 years and for the past 19 years have been in the clinic setting. I have learned so much and have grown with all of the opportunities that I have been given in the clinic. I have worked primary in family practice and outreach specialty. I also work with the Diabetic Management and Preventive Services groups. I was recently given the new position of clinic lead, so I now have some added responsibilities, but let me say I truly enjoy my job and the people that I meet and work with. I am thankful for the Mayo system which has allowed me to grow and the management that has allowed me opportunities to work with many different people. I truly enjoy the patients I have met over the years and the people that I have had the opportunity to work with and for. Mayo can be proud of ALL of its employees. The Mayo name can get the people to our facility, but the employees keep them coming back!!! We do this through our knowledge, skills and caring attitude." - Pat S., L.P.N., Clinic Lead Nurse 


Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James

"I started working as an R.N. in St. James in 1974 at what was then Watonwan Memorial Hospital. I had graduated from nurses training in 1973, was only 20 years old and very unsure of myself. At that time I found the nurses and other employees in the hospital friendly and helpful, but most of all we felt togetherness. As I worked those first three years, I learned it was okay to ask questions of more experienced nurses and became more sure of myself. After taking time off to raise my children, I came back in 1987 as a home health nurse, and then started hospital nursing again in 1988. A lot had changed in almost ten years, but again, I found the other nurses to be very helpful. I found especially that if you treat others with respect no matter what their job is, from housekeeper to M.D., they will return it. With these experiences and attitudes, I entered a new phase, being part of Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Sometimes the thought seemed scary, especially learning to use the computer and remembering all the many passwords. But again I have found my fellow nurses very helpful. Now with computers, Pam in the office is there for us and so is Curt our IT specialist. Now I have the privilege to help orientate new nurses and the roll has turned. How does all of this affect patient care in our small town hospital? We have had positive feedback from patients about our new facility. But, most of all I think they like the friendliness and care they get from the nurses and all other workers in our small town hospital. I am proud to be a member of the health care team of  Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James. I hope we can continue our tradition of support and respect between workers and that this will reflect onto our patient care in all departments."  - Elizabeth, R.N.


"I have been an R.N. for almost three years at Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James. I am one of only a handful of nurses that made the transition from the old medical center to the new one back in 2007. We are very proud of this accomplishment for all of our employees and especially for the patients and the community of St. James and surrounding area. Working as a nurse in a rural hospital, such as this one, has been very challenging and rewarding. As nurses in St. James, we see a large variety of patients with many, many different experiences. Each patient brings with them a unique opportunity for our nursing staff to learn something new and different. Most recently, we have undergone numerous changes and much growth within our department. This has brought us together as a team and we focus now on team-based nursing. We also work with an exceptional team of physicians, therapists, aides, etc. I can say that I am proud to work for such a great organization!" - Megan J., R.N.