Ashley Dufault is a busy mom of three, with a long commute to and from work as an RN on the Inpatient Unit. She’s also RiverView’s Employee of the Month for June.
“I often get asked how I handle driving 50 miles each way to and from work, and every time I say it doesn’t bother me at all because I love where I work, and the biggest part of that is my exceptional co-workers,’’ shared Dufault, who lives near Argyle. ”Working for a place like RiverView where they have invested a lot into my training and education makes me want to give everything I can into every shift I work.’’
Dufault has worked at RiverView for three years on the Inpatient Unit; she sometimes works a float position in the Emergency Department when needed, as well. She is a graduate of NDSU and Northland Community and Technical College.
A Stephen native, Ashley and husband Nick have three children: sons, Beckett (6) and Whitten (4), and daughter, Violette (4 months). They also have two dogs: Gunther and Ladybird and a cat named Camo.
Dufault spends most of her time with her family. She enjoys being outside and has a large garden and pumpkin patch that keep her busy. She also likes to spend time at the lake, fishing, shooting bow and she deer hunts every fall.
Of her recognition, she stated: “Even being nominated for EOM is a huge honor. To receive EOM at a place like RiverView where there are so many great employees is amazing! I absolutely love my job and feel lucky to work at such a great hospital.’’
The following are a few of the comments given in Dufault’s honor: “Ashley is an amazing coworker and an amazing asset to the Inpatient Unit. She is always ready to step up in any situation to be an extra set of hands, eyes, or ears when needed, and to be the advocating voice for those who cannot do so for themselves...She is fearless as the Inpatient Unit Lead Nurse on both day and night shift as which she is an incredible assistant to the team in regards to coordinating timely holistic cares, managing scheduling, and being a reliable communicator for patients, patients’ families, her team of nurses, CNAs and HUCs, and all of the other interdisciplinary professionals that make our work possible...When Ashley is working, the people around her know that they are in a truly caring presence.’’ - Virginia Biddison, Inpatient Unit