This week we are highlighting some of our outstanding Student-CNAs#sauerstrong May 2020
First up, meet Amber! There is no doubt she is going to be a phenomenal nurse. She has been enthusiastically caring for our residents and picking up lots of extra shifts, even during finals, to ensure our residents had all the comfort and care they needed. Amber demonstrates the quality of teamwork like no other and we are so glad to call her one of ours. Thank you Amber!
Ever hear the phrase “She may be small, but she is MIGHTY”? Well, that’s Falon here at Sauer! She’s got an infectious smile and is always a joy to work with – and the residents love her even more than her co-workers do! We’re proud to have this nursing student on our team – thankyou Falon!
Parker is another one of our amazing future nurses in the making. He has been willing to pitch in extra hours and has taken every new protocol and PPE requirement in stride. He is cool under pressure (and he’s a pretty cool guy under normal circumstances too). We are glad he will be a part of our team until his graduation. Thank you Parker!
Kathy is one of our LPN student-CNAs and she has been top notch right from the get go! She is always one of the first to volunteer when the team needs a hand and we are looking forward to celebrating her graduation next year! Thank you Kathy!
Mady recently celebrated her 1 year anniversary with Sauer! She is an RN in the making that has been balancing her academics all while consistently bringing her upbeat, positive disposition to every shift. Thanks for an awesome year Mady!
Kenna is yet another rockstar student CNA! We are so thankful for her willingness to pick up shifts, often coming in after a full day of classes to help out in the evenings and weekends. She is well-loved by our residents and staff alike. Winona is blessed to have so many outstanding young professionals in our midst. Thank you Kenna!
Meet Pojo! This woman is a warrior. She has been working hard to finish her nursing program and when the perfect storm of COVID, distance education, and finals all combined – she simply got the job done. We couldn’t be more blessed to have Pojo on our team and we look forward to celebrating her upcoming license! Thank you Pojo!
We are so proud of Ashley! She has been a big player in our nursing department and is constantly adding new skillsets. She not only provides fantastic care to residents, but has been an administrative whiz as our staff development and scheduling coordinator. We look forward to celebrating a long string of accomplishments for this young professional! Thank you Ashley!
Tina has been with us since the beginning of the 2017 school year and is one of our standout CNA/TMAs! She is well known for her gentle personality, attention to detail and teamwork. This future nurse is off to the best start possible and we are so glad she is one of ours! Thank you Tina!
Meet Anna! She is so attentive in resident care and one of our strongest team players – helping out on different shifts in both the CNA & TMA roles. Anna is a ray of sunshine and we are so lucky to have her shining bright here at Sauer. Thank you Anna!
Meet Caitlin! One of our newest CNAs, Caitlin joined us as an emergency relief employee – but is now a permanent member of our team! We are so proud of all our student employees, but especially those who signed up specifically to battle COVID-19. Thank you Caitlin!
Cassie is yet another of our phenomenal student CNAs! Her welcoming smile and positive attitude brightens everyone’s day. In addition to being a team player, she is also ambitious and seeks out opportunities to grow with Sauer. We are proud of her for recently completing her TMA training! We are lucky to have her on our team. Thank you Cassie!
Liz is a strong member of our overnight nursing staff who is days away from celebrating her one year anniversary! In addition to her reliability and flexibility on our team, she also is working to further her education and play an even greater role in the health care field. She has a bright future ahead. Thank you Liz!
To kick off national Nursing Home Week, we are celebrating our awesome staff.#sauerstrong May 2020
First up, is CNA/TMA Jake. All of our staff are heroes, including Jake who has been a standout here at Sauer. Not only has Jake consistently stepped up and volunteered to stay for extra shifts, he has assisted with special projects throughout to ensure compliance with every changing guideline as we learn more and more about the COVID virus. Jake’s personal sacrifice during this time has not gone unnoticed and his dedication to our residents is awe-inspiring. We can’t thank you enough Jake!
We can’t say enough about Sheril! She has been a team player flexing between roles and filling in whenever and wherever duty called – not just during COVID, but for over 40 years! Sheril loves Sauer and our residents and we all love her right back. Sheril’s work ethic and passion are admired by many. Thank you Sheril!
Josh is another fan favorite around here. Well known for his domination of themed dress up days, Josh is always focused on bringing his absolute best. He takes the quality of his cares seriously and that passion has never waivered. Josh was a trooper from day one – reassuring residents and encouraging his teammates. He is a special part our team. We love you Josh!
Ashley is one of our LPN leaders on the overnight nursing team and has been dedicated to the care of our residents for more than 8 years. Her strong nursing skills are an asset to our team. Thank you Ashley!
One of the members of our rock star Dietary Team – Jami! She is marathon-ready after her many, many extra hours of service. Like many here at Sauer, Jami has had to adjust to a lot of updates in procedure and precaution. She has kept a positive attitude and been reliable often coming in for a morning shift and returning for dinner service as well. Thank you Jami!
Look up reliable in the dictionary, and you will find a picture of Stephen. He has been bringing a smile to residents for over 25 years. While his song lyrics might be improvised, his commitment to our residents never is. He has patience enough for any situation and he has answered yes to every assignment asked of him. Thank you Stephen!
Katrina! Devoted, upbeat, flexible and kind – she’s going on 4 years as a dietary superstar and she’s been nothing short of amazing throughout. We are blessed to have her on our team. Thank you Katrina!
Rose is one of our full-time nursing team members on the overnight shift. She’s got a fighting spirit and loves our residents from the first day they come through our door. Rose often comes in early to offer a helping hand in the evening to ensure our residents all get a comfortable transition into their nightly routine. We’re lucky to have you Rose – thank you!
There’s no way Lisa was going to let a little virus push her around! Lisa is no nonsense when it comes to getting things done – she truly loves her residents and she doesn’t allow anything to get in the way of providing care to them! She’s a hard worker and makes sure the job is done right. Thank you Lisa!
Kelly keeps things all together for us here at Sauer. As our receptionist-extraordinaire, she has been a constant presence to greet and inform our callers. She is quick to pitch in and eager to help in any way. Thank you Kelly!
Ashley is a Sauer Success story! After a couple of years as a student CNA, she completed her degree and joined our licensed nursing team. As a CNA she gained valuable experience and built great relationships with our residents and co-workers, making her the fantastic nurse she is today. She dove headfirst into the fight against COVID with composure and well-deserved confidence. Thank you Ashley!
Amanda is one of our many resident favorite CNAs here at Sauer! She has been amazing, toggling her schedule between days and pms to help her team continue to provide quality care throughout the COVID battle! Amanda has a gentle bedside manner and genuine connection with her residents that shines bright even through head-to-toe PPE. Thank you Amanda!
Shelly has truly been an essential part of our fight against COVID! She has been tirelessly leading the charge with every new sanitization and precaution. She has worked many extra hours and never failed to find the time to offer a bit of friendly conversation to each of our residents as she helps keep them safe. We are so proud of Shelly and the way she has managed such a daunting challenge. Thank you Shelly!
Marissa is positivity personified! She has been working faithfully to give our residents her best every day, creatively bringing personalized recreation to each individual. She arrives every day with enthusiasm and embraces every opportunity to brighten the days of residents and staff alike. We love you Marissa!
Misty is one of our RNs and has been playing an important part in leading our PM nursing team! Misty stands out because the same level of care and compassion she extends to our residents, she also extends to her teammates. Misty is known here at Sauer for treating her co-workers in small ways that have a big impact and she is well-loved in return. Thank you Misty!
Heather is an extra special CNA here at Sauer. Even though she was battling her own fight with cancer, she was one of the first to raise her hand and say “I want to help”. She has been faithfully caring for our residents that quarantined at Winona Health and we are excited to have her back at home again. We are even happier to announce she has won her battle and is officially a cancer SURVIVOR!!! In addition to being a rock star CNA, Heather has a specialty in restorative health – making sure residents enjoy opportunities to keep up their strength and dexterity. Thank you Heather!
Hannah has got a great start on a long career in quality healthcare! Recently graduated with a practical nursing degree, Hannah has been a rockstar passing medications and ensuring our residents are receiving all the comforts available as they recover. Hannah has great endurance and even greater personality! We are looking forward to celebrating her success as she continues on in her nursing career! Thank you Hannah!
Rachel puts dinner on the table just about every night here at Sauer! She has been working hard to keep up with her regular awesome menu, along with comfort foods, and lots of special options to help our residents nourish their bodies as they recover. Thank you Rachel!
Raeanne has been a trooper during our fight against COVID, overcoming her own obstacles and filling in shifts to ensure our residents always have a friendly face to greet them. Thank you Raeanne!
Lisa was in the thick of the COVID battle from day one. She has known our residents for as long as they have called Sauer home and shown each of them the same level of care and compassion that they would receive from members of their own family. Lisa persevered through PPE and heartache to fight every day for every one of our residents. We can never thank you enough Lisa!
Chris is one of our behind the scenes heroes. As our health unit coordinator, she tackled the challenges of keeping our team and residents stocked and ready with all the PPE and supplies to take on our COVID challenge! We all rely on her heavily, and she never disappoints. Thank you Chris!
Elizabeth is one of our most creative staff members. As a member of our Housekeeping team Elizabeth takes it upon herself to make connections with residents as she tidies their rooms. She’s got a gentle nature and a fun-loving personality. Even through her mask our residents and staff know they are greeted with a smile. Thank you Elizabeth!
Kim has always been our behind the scenes, master of all, maintenance man but he has really stepped up and moved out in front these days! Kim has been working tirelessly to help prepare rooms to suit changing needs of our residents. There is no such thing as a “typical day” for this guy – but somehow he keeps up his stellar performance no matter what the day throws at him. Thank you Kim!
Our fearless leader, Sara Blair! Sara has been in the trenches day in and day out ensuring that our residents, families, staff and healthcare partners continue to be informed and engaged in action against COVID-19. She is truly an inspiration. Throughout every challenge and triumph, her honesty and unwavering dedication to Sauer Health Care has been nothing short of heroic. Thank you Sara!
Although she is a little camera shy, we are so glad that Gwen is a leader on our team! Gwen has faithfully served Sauer Health Care for over 20 years in our laundry department, ensuring our resident’s personal laundry is carefully cared for every week. During the COVID outbreak, Gwen’s duties increased as she played a vital role in our PPE plan by ensuring our staff always had clean gowns to don as we battled the virus. Thank you Gwen!
Rick has got a special place in the hearts of many here at Sauer. As our Social Services Coordinator Rick has been on the front lines making sure the emotional and spiritual needs of our residents were attended to and keeping families connected to their loved ones during this time of quarantine. Rick is the definition of compassion and he has tirelessly shared his gifts of uplifting encouragement, genuine consolation, and beautifully voiced song. You are truly a difference-maker, thank you Rick!
Mellissa is one of our veteran staff members. She has been preparing breakfast and lunch for our residents for over 40 years. Melissa’s dedication to our residents and staff has never waivered. We love Mellissa for her leadership in the kitchen, her impressive work ethic, and her loyalty to our SHC family. Thank you Mellissa!
Sarah takes great pride in the quality of care she provides to our residents on the overnight shift. She often will go the extra mile to ensure that residents enjoy a bit of conversation as she attends to their cares. Her outstanding bedside manner and pride in her work make her a fantastic leader on our team. Thank you Sarah!
Jeremy is the one-man welcome wagon here at Sauer! As a member of the HR team, he is the first person our staff meet when they join the Sauer family. Jeremy has been working double time to answer applicant questions and help our newest team members onboard. His quick wit and willingness to tackle any task make him well loved by our staff. Thank you Jeremy!
Raydene has been unflappable throughout the COVID battle. Her wealth of nursing knowledge and strength in leadership was crucial in our response to this virus. Raydene has been a true team player, flexing her schedule to meet every need. Her fortitude and thoughtfulness have always served her well, but were absolutely brilliant when we needed them the most. Thank you Raydene!
Gloria is one of the kindest souls you will ever meet! She is steady in her work and quick to strike up a conversation along the way. There’s no better start to the day than a “Good morning” from Gloria! Thank you Gloria!
Meet Jenna! Jenna has been serving our residents a delicious dinner week in and week out for more than a year. She’s got a spunky personality and is willing to go the extra mile. Thank you Jenna!
Typically you will find Marty leading group activities as part of our awesome Therapeutic Rec team here at Sauer. During the past many weeks Marty has been a team player helping out in reception and housekeeping to help us keep up with phone calls, extra sanitizing and any other odd job that popped up. Thank you Marty!
Taylor recently relocated back to the Winona area and immediately reached out to see if we needed extra help. We gladly welcomed her back and she quickly fell into the groove of the “new normal” dietary routine. Thank you Taylor!
Chris is one of the family here at Sauer. For over 30 years Chris has been providing care to our residents as if each of them are her own. She is attentive and thoughtful as she goes about her duties. Even amidst the uncertainty and disruption COVID has brought us, Chris has a knack for bringing a sense of routine and familiarity. We love you Chris!
Jenni has had no small task as our Quality Nurse Manager she has been managing our infection control efforts, educating staff, and caring for residents – often simultaneously. She manages all of this with professionalism, determination and a positive attitude. Jenni is one of our morale boosters and quick to add a bit of humor or encouragement in moments it is needed most. Thank you Jenni!
Cindy has been our hands-on lead on the front-line charge against COVID. She worked tirelessly to ensure no detail was missed as we learned about how this virus works. She worked many, many long days and was critical to identifying best practices in the early fight. Her “we can do this” attitude is infectious, and her ability to effectively educate and inspire our team is priceless. She is the very definition of #SAUERSTRONG. Thank you Cindy!
Dean keeps our facility safe and inviting come rain, or snow, or COVID. As our long-time Facility & Maintenance Director, Dean has got a piece of his heart in every corner of this building. There is nothing he won’t do to make sure residents and staff are well taken care of. Although this man should be wearing a cape, he makes do with his smock & face shield as he continues to tackle projects both routine and extraordinary. Thank you Dean!
Meet Kayla! She is the definition of someone who “leans in” when things get tough! She is highly reliable and stays focused on the task at hand, regardless of the circumstances. Thanks in part to Kayla, residents enjoy each and every meal throughout the day. Thank You Kayla!
Samantha is a friendly face recognized by staff, families and residents alike! After many years as an outstanding CNA, she shifted gears and joined our accounting department. In her new role, she helps families understand the complexities of medicare and billing. Her patience, attention to detail and excellent customer service skills are just what the doctor ordered. Thank you Samantha!
Happy 104th Birthday to Vera! March 2020
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Sauer Health Care! March 2020
Happy Valentine’s Day from Sauer Health Care! 💗 February 2020
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎄 December 2019
Happy 100th Birthday to Henry!!December 2019
Staff are really enjoying the new massage equipment donated by our 2 famous physical therapists Bob and Brad!!November 2019
Today we celebrated our 12 Veterans with a savory steak and baked potato dinner. We are forever grateful for their service to our country. Thank you! November 2019
Happy Halloween from our team! Sauer Health Care staff always enjoy Halloween!👻🎃 October 2019
We had several special guests from Cock-A-Doodle-Zoo! October 2019
Happy National Healthcare Food Service Week! A big thank you to our Dietary team who do an awesome job of serving our residents delicious nutritious meals! Here are a few of their smiling faces! October 2019
What a beautiful day to walk to end Alzheimer’s. Thank you so much for supporting our efforts! See you next year! September 2019
Prost! (Cheers!) Thank you to everyone for attending our Oktoberfest family celebration!🍁🥨🍻 September 2019
What a beautiful day for lunch at the Levee! ☀️ August 2019
Our residents and staff are really enjoying our new spas! Thank you to Wold Architects and Engineers and Benike Construction! July 2019
At Sauer Health Care we make our own sunshine! We celebrated everything Hawaii today starting with hula lessons by Jacque Paulsen, pineapple smoothies, fruit kebabs, Hawaii bingo and Hawaiian cocktails this evening. 🍍🏝☀️ April 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day from Sauer Health Care!💕 February 2019
We had a wonderful time at the National Eagle Center! July 2018
Residents and staff enjoy this beautiful day working in the garden.🌺🍉🥒🍈🍅 June 2018