Sioux Valley nurse honored by her peers

Sioux Valley nurse honored by her peers Amy Thiesse, RN, director of Long Term Care at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion, was recently selected by her peers as a 2002 Long Term Care (LTC) Sioux Valley Regional Health Services Peer of the Year.

The award, given annually, recognizes nursing professionals who exemplify outstanding nursing skills and knowledge and who serve as excellent leaders in their field and mentor among their peers.

"Amy is greatly admired and respected by her nursing colleagues and other managers as a clinical partner, leader and friend. We are very fortunate to have someone like Amy as our Care Center Director of Nursing. She has tremendous leadership and teamwork skills and ensures that a caring and friendly environment is provided for residents, family and staff. Amy is also an excellent role model for nursing and other professional students. She epitomizes our Service Excellence goals. Vermillion can be proud to have one of the finest nursing homes in the country because of Amy and the other Care Center staff," said John Paulson, chief executive officer of Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center.

Niccie Kliegl, director of Long Term Care at Orange City Health System, Orange City, IA, was also awarded a Long Term Care Peer of the Year Award. Both nurses recently received their awards at the annual Sioux Valley Regional Health Services Long Term Care Directors of Nursing Holiday Luncheon hosted by Sioux Valley Regional Health Services.

Vermillion Medical Center is a member of Sioux Valley Hospitals & Health System.

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