Intensive Care Unit Staff Nurse Stefanie has received the North Oaks Health
System Nurse Excellence Award for November 2016.
"Every patient deserves respect and dignity," Stefanie shares.
Stefanie joined the health system team in 1996 as a Staff Registered Nurse
at North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital. Two years later in 1998, she transferred
to the Telemetry Unit at North Oaks Medical Center. She was promoted to
Coordinator of the Telemetry Unit and Centralized Monitoring in 2002.
In 2013, she transferred to the Medicine Unit as Nursing Manager and accepted
her current position in December 2014.
Stefanie graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s
degree in Nursing.
She lives in her hometown of Hammond with her husband, Ernie, and their
three children— Austin, 20; Zachary, 17; and Morgan, 12.
Away from work, Stefanie dedicates her time to her family and following
her children’s activities.
As pastimes, she plays golf and reads, and she is a huge fan of George
Lucas’ "Star Wars" franchise.
"Stefanie connects with her patients and their families in a very
compassionate way. Her work ethic, assessment skills and knowledge of
the way medical conditions progress have earned her the well-placed respect
of her coworkers,” affirms Clinical Nurse Manager Charles Abrams, RN.