Because she is a team player, patient advocate and never complains, Jamestown Regional Medical Center named Registered Nurse Kacie Pahl its 2017 Nora Melvold Paulson Excellence in Leadership Award winner.
JRMC celebrates nursing week with the Nora Melvold Paulson Excellence in Leadership Award, honoring one registered nurse each year. Nurses week is May 6-12, 2017.
Pahl serves in the Family BirthPlace unit and has worked for JRMC since 2012. She and her children, Raina and Cameron, live in Jamestown. The Edgeley native holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Jamestown College (now the University of Jamestown) and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education.
“National Nurses Week is a celebration of nurses; they are the heart of healthcare,” said Trisha Jungels, Chief Nursing Officer. “JRMC’s nurses selected Kacie because she’s positive, compassionate and sets an example for us all.”
In addition to her compassionate nature and positive attitude, Pahl has completed car seat training, lactation training, and recently started assisting with prenatal classes. When she’s not working or with family, Pahl volunteers with the North Dakota National Guard.
“Kacie is great with patients and always a patient advocate,” said Family BirthPlace Manager Emily Woodley. “Kacie is able to deal with even the most difficult of patients with a smile on her face. Her team is always pleased to see that they will be working with Kacie because they know she never complains.”
Brian and Nancy Spector created the Nora Melvold Paulson Excellence in Leadership Award in honor of Brian’s grandmother, Nora Paulson. Paulson worked as a registered nurse at the then Jamestown Hospital for more than 20 years. She is remembered for her service excellence in clinical care and nursing education.
The Nora Paulson Award recipient is voted upon by his or her peers. The award provides an annual grant to a JRMC Registered Nurse who consistently embodies a commitment to excellence in nursing education and clinical care. A plaque with the names of all recipients is located on the lower level near the education center of JRMC.