For her contributions, teamwork ethics and passion for people, Jamestown Regional Medical Center celebrates Lisa Schrenk, recipient of the 2019 Nora Melvold Paulson Excellence in Leadership Award. The award recognizes a nurse who consistently embodies a commitment to excellence in nursing education and clinical care.

In her 10 years with JRMC, Schrenk has trained in new employees, instructed ACLS and non-violent crisis intervention courses, served as a preceptor and peer interviewer and often trains nurses and physicians to use EPIC, JRMC’s electronic medical records software.

“Lisa is a role model to all around her,” said Trisha Jungels, chief nursing officer. “JRMC values Lisa’s contributions, teamwork ethics and passion for the work we as nurses do every day to ensure the best outcomes for our patients and families.”

Nora Paulson History

This is the seventh year of the award established by Brian and Nancy Spector through a named-expendable fund with JRMC Foundation. It honors the memory and legacy of Brian’s grandmother, Nora Paulson, RN and her 20 plus years of service excellence in clinical care and nursing education at Jamestown Hospital/Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

Brian Spector grew up in Philadelphia and is now a healthcare consultant. He remembers spending summers in Jamestown with his grandmother.

“High-quality healthcare was very important to Nana. She was very special to me. This award is one way she can live on in perpetuity,” he said.

The Nora Paulson Award recipient is voted upon by his or her peers. The award provides an annual grant to a JRMC 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.

JRMC celebrated nurses week with the Nora Melvold Paulson Excellence in Leadership Award, honoring one nurse each year. The award is voted upon by nursing peers and provides a $250 grant to the award recipient. Nurses week was May 6-10, 2019.

Past recipients

  • 2013 Renae Lunde, RN
  • 2014 Allison Danzel, RN
  • 2015 Lili Ruby, RN
  • 2016 Courtney Haag, RN
  • 2017 Kacie Pahl, RN
  • 2018 Marla Wegner, LPN