August Employee of the Month
Hospital news | Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Contact: Dana McCoy
Serena Lahey, Lead RN, Float-HospitalI 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.