Austad is PRIDE Employee of the Month

Austad is PRIDE

Employee of the Month


Tammy Austad, RN/education coordinator, Sanford Hospital Vermillion, was

selected as the Sanford Vermillion Medical Center (SVMC) October 2009 PRIDE Employee of the Month. She has been employed at Sanford Vermillion since June 1990.


"Tammy demonstrates PRIDE in her work every day at SVMC. She wears a lot of hats and juggles them all well. She is very kind and caring to patients and we often get positive feedback from patients who've been cared for by Tammy in the hospital, ER or OB."


"She's been working extremely hard recently with annual competencies and getting staff the education they need. Tammy also has been doing a lot of extra infection control work these past months with the flu and H1N1 planning."


"Tammy is an excellent educator providing many in-services for staff at the hospital. She

provides in-service opportunities in cooperation with the clinical departments at USD for their students as well. Every month she does a great job educating our new staff on infection control practices."


These comments were shared in nominations for Austad.


"Tammy is a great asset to SVMC. Her many years of experience and knowledge benefit each patient that comes to our facility. We are fortunate to have her," said Mylynn Hanson, chief nursing officer, Sanford Hospital Vermillion.


Tammy is a native of Elk Point. She and her two sons reside in Elk Point.

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