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Each year, member hospitals of the Nebraska Hospital Association select one person from their staff to be recognized with “The Caring Kind Award”. Recently, Licensed Practical Nurse Julie McFadden was recognized as Lexington Regional Health Center’s recipient.
In reading McFadden’s nomination, Chief Nursing Officer Nicole Thorell said “Julie has a strong ability to evaluate concerns, actively listen and provide ideas and solutions. All with the intention to improve the patient experiences. She’s one of the most kind and compassionate nurses we know.”
Following the presentation, McFadden said it felt “awesome” to have that acknowledgment from her co-workers.
On her approach to nursing, McFadden acknowledges many patients don’t want to be there in the first place still she tries to make them feel welcome and be that person there for them when they are sick.
McFadden said she got started in the career by taking a nursing aide course offered at Lexington High School and continued her education from there. McFadden says the career fell into her lap and she likes “taking care of people”.
She has been on the staff of Lexington Regional since 2011.