Meet Johanna Sturm RN! She is described as a wonderful, dedicated well-rounded nurse who is an integral part of the surgery team. She came to us 10 years ago – right after graduating from Nursing School at Fort Scott Community College.
Johanna is very appreciated by her coworkers and supervisors for continually putting others first - not only her patients and their families, but also her coworkers. She is described as flexible and easy to get along. This is evidenced by her willingness to do whatever she can to help the hospital – from taking low census, to taking extra call and coming in when asked!
These answers to our questions will help you get to know Johanna a little more…
Where are you from: “I’m originally from Colony KS. I moved to Walnut during my sophomore year of high school. My mom completely re-gutted and remodeled our house, and after high school my husband and I bought it. I wouldn't call anywhere else home.”
Any particular reason that you chose this field? “I chose nursing for the simple fact I've always loved helping others, and the multiple fields that are available in nursing. I feel like with nursing you learn something new almost daily and I love that.”
What are your favorite or most rewarding parts of your job? “Caring for patients, making them feel better, keeping them comfortable, and working with the doctors. Seeing patients get to go home feeling better is very rewarding.”
What do you like about working here? “I love the girls I work with daily and get to call my team. I love the doctors we work with in surgery and on the floor. When I did clinicals here as a student nurse I knew this is where I wanted to be. I loved how everyone, including doctors, were so close -- like a family. I witnessed more team work here than anywhere else I did clinicals. I had so many great mentors "growing up in nursing" and they all came from here. I feel very lucky to have been able to work and learn from all of them.”
Tell us about your family: “I have three amazing boys that keep my husband and I very busy. My mother lives very close and is always willing to help which makes things easier with our schedule, and we appreciate her very much.”
What you do in your spare time if any? “We raise golden retrievers, mini goldendoodles, and mini cockapoos. They are of our family and keep us very busy. I have done this since I was 15 and enjoy our furbabies very much. My kids enjoy helping and getting puppy kisses too. Also, my kids are in sports, so we spend a lot of time at these events.”
We are so glad to have Johanna as part of the GMC team!
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