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Myrtue Medical Center’s ER Manager Named One of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses

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Myrtue Medical Center’s ER Manager Named One of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Myrtue Medical Center congratulates Jennifer “Jenny” Lefeber, RN, Manager of Myrtue’s Emergency Department, for being selected as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2020.

Patients, colleagues and nurse leaders nominated more than 400 nurses across the state for this prestigious award.

100 Great Iowa Nurse Chairwoman, Dr. Julie Zerwic, PhD, RN, FAAN, says, “These extraordinary nurses exemplify compassion, dedication and leadership. They are role models for anyone striving for excellence in the nursing field. We are fortunate to have Iowa nurses who go above and beyond every day.”

Jenny has worked as a nurse at Myrtue for nearly 25 years. Under her leadership as ER Manager and Trauma Program Manager, Myrtue has received repeat recognition by the American Heart Association as a Mission: Lifeline STEMI Referring Center for meeting or exceeding recommendations in treating patients with STEMI heart attacks. Jenny also serves as Incident Command Operations Chief and collaborates with regional and local healthcare partners to deliver the best in critical (or emergency) care.

“Jenny’s most notable quality is her nursing leadership,” says Karen Buman, Chief Nursing Officer. “As an emergency department manager, Jenny is confident, results driven, and quick to make knowledge-based decisions in emergency situations. As a nurse, Jenny is inspiring and compassionate. She has an empathetic heart and truly cares about her patients and staff.”

Nurses selected for this honor represent many sectors of health-care, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and school and office nurses.