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This week we celebrate our amazing CCRI nursing team! This selfless group cares for the people we support and so much more! They ensure people receive exceptional medical care, bring hope, and train and inspire our caregivers to provide the best individualized care.

During the pandemic it was simple for most of us to retreat with our family pod to the security of our homes. For the people we support, it wasn’t that easy. They were dependent on multiple CCRI caregivers supporting them throughout the day. Our nurses were tasked with developing protocols and ensuring everyone stayed safe each shift while our clients isolated at home. Our nurses walked along our clients, team members and families during moments of vulnerability. There were many unknowns and endless questions that they fielded daily.

Thank you for being the helpers and heroes we all looked to.

Meet our Nurses

Five nurses

CCRI Nursing Team: Jon, Megan, Shelly, Tami, and Rachelle

Megan, Shelly, and Tami are our Supportive Living Services (SLS) RNs. They are involved on the medical teams of more than 100 people who receive 24 hour care. Day to day, they are communicating with medical professionals, ensuring caregivers are up to date on medication changes, completing nursing assessments, and training our caregivers on medical procedures. Medical Assistant, Rachelle is also on this amazing team, ensuring all data and paperwork is up to date. From diabetes management to feeding tubes, the work of this team is imperative for the health and safety of the people we support.

Jon is the RN in our Mental Health Department. He oversees our Aftercare Program in Clay and Wilkin Counties. Jon works with people who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization, have recently been discharged from a psychiatric hospital, or who are or have been at risk of being civilly committed. He works collaboratively with case managers, ARMHS practitioners, inpatient providers, mobile crisis, and other support staff part on the client’s treatment team. He is also a liaison to psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and any other involved medical providers to facilitate coordinated care and cohesive treatment to address any co-occurring conditions.