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Danelle Trandem Named Employee of the Month for March

Hospital news | Monday, May 24, 2021

Danelle Trandem does a great job as the activities assistant at RiverView Memory Care, where she keeps residents engaged in fun, therapeutic activities. Recently, she’s also been recognized for her willingness to help out wherever needed. An accumulation of all of her assets and abilities has led to Danelle receiving the Employee of the Month honor for March!

Danelle, who went to nursing school, has worked at Memory Care for 5 1/2 years. She began as the interim activities director, where she served for a year, before a permanent employee, Kayla Daucsavage, was placed in the position. Recently, she stepped into the role once again while Kayla was on medical leave.

A Crookston native, Danelle is the daughter of Scott and Cathy, and sister to two younger siblings, Amanda and Luke. In her free time she enjoys fishing, hunting and anything outside. Spending time with family, friends and boyfriend Emmanuel are also favorite activities. Her Beagle, Doc, also ranks high on her list and she enjoys walking Doc and taking him to the dog park.

“I would like to thank my co-workers for choosing me to be the employee of the month, I was surprised,’’ she shared. “I really enjoy my job and look forward to coming to work and seeing the residents and their families. We have an amazing team!’’

Below are some of the comments made in Danelle’s honor.

Over the last month Danelle has stepped in to cover Kayla’s position while out on medical leave. Danelle has showed great professionalism, initiative, and a high quality of care to our residents and their families during that time. She has helped coordinate admissions, process paper work, meet with families, schedule, create and conduct activities throughout the facility. COVID-19 has caused many obstacles in the Care Center since last March and she is always willing to go the extra mile to assure that our residents in the Care Center receive the best care possible. Multiple family members have commented on how kind and caring Danelle is to their loved ones. Outside of covering that position, she also is never shy to lend a helping hand to a co-worker, learn a new task, or serve as a role model to others.

Danelle has been a go-to resource for activities for many years. She is a hard worker and excels in her position. Since Danelle has stepped up for the second time in the absence of an activity director, she is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. She is a great representation of our mission here at RiverView.