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August Employee of the Month

Hospital news | Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Contact: Dana McCoy

Serena Lahey, Lead RN, Float-Hospital

I live in: Rock Falls
Joined CGH on: July 11, 2011
Education: ADN from Sauk Valley Community College, currently pursuing BSN
Family: Husband, Matt; son, Rhett (4 months); and dog, Garth (9 years) 
Proudest Achievement: Becoming a Mommy in March
Hobbies: I enjoy drag racing with my husband (motorcycles) and spending time with Matt, Rhett and Garth. I love traveling with friends and family. I am super proud to work here and very humbled to be chosen for this.
 
Purpose, Worthwhile Work, Making a Difference!  
 
Serena is the perfect float nurse. She gets along with her peers and fits in as a team member in each department. She is a certified wound care nurse and a valuable resource for physicians, nurses and patients when wound care is needed. She is currently working on BSN completion and deciding on what area of masters to pursue. As a preceptor coordinator, Serena arranges new float nurses' orientation for the best fit and best experience. She keeps in touch with new nurses during orientation and acts as a long-term mentor. She also is active in arranging nursing students to shadow RNs. She coordinates a student RN internship program which helps in the recruitment and retention of new nurses as well as assists in transition from student to RN.

We congratulate Serena on being chosen August’s Employee of the Month.