Jennifer Archer, ARNP Recognized as Hospital Hero

jenn archer hero 2013The Monroe County Hospital & Clinics is proud to announce Jennifer Archer, ARNP, was chosen to receive the Iowa Hospital Heroes Award 2013.

Each day, Iowa hospitals serve their communities and celebrate a winning team of everyday heroes.  In total, more than 70,000 commit themselves to serving anyone who is in need.  They are healers and miracle workers, young and old, men and women in small towns and large cities who come from many different ethnic, religious and social backgrounds.  However, they are all part of a unique group of committed health care professionals.  Our hospitals could not deliver the high quality care our patients need and deserve without this team of everyday heroes.  To honor their contribution to their community, the Iowa Hospital Association has developed a program to recognize these dedicated men and women:  The IHA Iowa Hospital Heroes Award.

Archer was nominated by her co-workers and patients for their personal stories of her dedication as a caregiver who goes above and beyond the call of duty.  One patient said, “Jennifer is the most caring, compassionate, and respectful caregiver I have ever had the privilege to work with and receive care from.  I often wonder what I would have done if I had lost my son that night and cannot imagine the heartbreak.  But, because of the quick action of Jennifer, I am able to hold my son again.  I am thankful for Jennifer every day when I look at my son who is here because of her.”

Chief People Officer, Dee Dee Chance, presented the award to Jennifer at an awards ceremony in conjunction with the Iowa Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting in Des Moines on Thursday, October 10th.