Thank you to the women and men who care for our patients and residents. Happy Nurses’ Week!
Brittney Thoreson, Vice President of Housing at Knute Nelson has been selected for the inaugural cohort of the Argentum LEAD (Leadership Advancement & Development) Program.
Knute Nelson Care Center has achieved a five star rating with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Comparison rating system. The rating system was developed by CMS to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily.
Knute Nelson received the Award of Honor for Performance Excellence in Aging Services from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes an advanced level of continuous quality improvement and outstanding achievements in 24 management practices focused on leadership, strategy, customers, measurement, workforce and operations.
Lynette Berglund, a care attendant at Grand Arbor in Alexandria, recently received the Make Zero Harm Possible Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. The award recognizes staff in aging services settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always.
We are humbled as we announce our 2019 “Best of the Lakes Area” awards. The “Best of the Lakes Area” is the Echo Press newspaper’s readers’ choice awards.
Knute Nelson in Alexandria is a recipient of the Spirit of Advocacy Award from LeadingAge Minnesota.
We are honored to be recognized as a 2019 Distinction Award recipient for Business Excellence by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award is given to recipients who exemplify the values of the Chamber: leadership, workforce, innovation, and community.
Knute Nelson and Innovative Builders Inc. has been selected by Finance & Commerce as a 2019 Progress Minnesota award nominee in the nonprofit organization category for their development of Crystal Brook Senior Living in Park Rapids, MN.
Congratulations to Knute Nelson Tree of Excellence recipient, Keziah Koslowsky, Care Attendant at Grand Arbor. The Tree of Excellence Award is the highest level of recognition through the Knute Nelson Recognition Program, and Keziah was nominated for this award due to her outstanding performance.
Judy Johnson has been named the 2018 Knute Nelson Renaissance Award Recipient. The award honors an individual whose leadership and support to the Knute Nelson organization has been exceptional in addition to exemplifying the Knute Nelson mission and beliefs.
Congratulations to Knute Nelson Tree of Excellence recipient, Megan Wilken. Megan serves Knute Nelson Home Care and Hospice as a utilization nurse.
Congratulations to our Tree of Excellence recipient, Jen Sibell, wellness instructor at the Nelson Wellness Center. The Tree of Excellence Award is the highest level of recognition through the Knute Nelson Recognition Program. Jen was nominated for this award by her peers for her outstanding performance.
The Tree of Excellence Award is the highest level of recognition through the Knute Nelson Recognition Program. Here are just a few comments from Michelle’s peers that were included on her nomination form: “She is thankful and grateful for her job and role at the facility.” “She feels it is a privilege to care for the Sisters and wants them to have an enriched live.”
Congratulations to our Tree of Excellence recipient, Miranda Roggenbuck! The Tree of Excellence award is the highest level of recognition through the Knute Nelson recognition program and Miranda, hospice RN, is a very deserving recipient.
Congratulations to Kayla Roske, District C Caregiver of the Year. Kayla was honored by LeadingAge Minnesota for her dedication to those she serves at the Nelson Wellness Center.
The Caregiver of the Year Award honors individuals in older adult services who demonstrate exceptional commitment to older adults. Kayla has taken personal initiative to provide the Parkinson’s community in the Alexandria area with the best possible care and support.
Jim Eidsvold has been named the 2017 Knute Nelson Renaissance Award Recipient. The award honors an individual whose leadership and support to the Knute Nelson organization has been exceptional in addition to exemplifying the Knute Nelson mission and beliefs.
Since the Fall of 2010, the Knute Nelson Foundation has hosted the annual Employee Giving Campaign during the month of October.
If you know Sara Severson, you’ve probably heard her say that “music heals.” She sees it daily in her work as a therapeutic musician for Knute Nelson Hospice and it was demonstrated perfectly during the time she spent with her patient, Kirk.
At Knute Nelson Hospice, the role social workers have in our care is essential to the experience our patients and their families have at the end of life.
Join us in congratulating our Living Our Values award recipients. The Living Our Values awards align with
the five values of our organization and recognize those who exemplify them in their everyday work at Knute
Nelson. In addition, the “Spirit of Enrichment” award recognizes an individual for their extraordinary efforts
in each award category.
After more than two decades of working as a nurse in the intensive care unit, Pam Forer decided she wanted to take her career in a different direction and have a greater impact on people’s lives. She wanted to work in hospice.
As long as she can remember, Amanda Johnson had a dream of being in healthcare. She took a chance on her dream and ventured down that road by going to nursing school.
Tina was looking on Indeed and Knute Nelson kept coming up on her newsfeed. She thought, “Wow, this might be something that’s meant for me.” It definitely was meant for her. She applied and was hired. With each day, Tina’s feelings about working at Knute Nelson have gotten stronger.
While every hospice care experience requires a unique, tailored approach, we wanted to share the experiences of Connie Spanswick. She is a member of our spiritual care family who joined us shortly after her father Bob transitioned through hospice care at Knute Nelson. By shining light on the full breadth of what Knute Nelson hospice has to offer, Connie’s story brings clarity during these challenging and often confusing times.
With the way the economy is today, commuting to work can be challenging. Expenses can add up. Mike Wendt, Culinary Supervisor, worked at Knute Nelson for four and a half years, and he was happy. Knute invested in him as an employee, so he invested his time and talents, and enjoyed his work along the way. Yet, because of the economy, he felt a tug to find work closer to home.
Through our Hospice Life Enriching Services at Knute Nelson, we’ve seen the difference of tailored care firsthand. Learn the key benefits of therapeutic music from the lens of Jackson Burns, a therapeutic musician with Knute Nelson Hospice.
Grace Evink is a senior in high school. She wanted to get a part-time job to keep busy, earn money for expenses, and to prepare for college. In her search for a job, Grace said, “I really wanted an employer that was reliable and understanding with my school and sports schedules – giving me the flexibility I needed. I wanted to work where they really thought of me as an employee and team member, not just a number, and I found that at Knute Nelson.”
Terah Kraft is closely approaching her one-year mark as an Accounting Specialist at Knute Nelson. Learn about her new hire experience and what made Knute stand out to her.
Being your best self means living authentically. Sara Severson knew what would bring her a sense of happiness, purpose, and meaning. Read how she built her best self at Knute Nelson.
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