Katie Welsh, RN/Charge Nurse at RiverView’s Memory Care, was recently recognized as an excellent role model not only for her coworkers at Memory Care but all RiverView employees. Her exceptional work ethic earned her RiverView’s Employee of the Month award for November.
A Grand Forks native, Welsh received Practical Nursing and Associate’s degrees from Northland Community and Technical College.
Welsh has worked at RiverView Memory Care for one-and-a-half years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, Thor and Chase. She also enjoys reading and spending time at the lake in the summer.
“I was pleasantly surprised to be nominated and chosen for Employee of the Month,” Welsh shared. “It is wonderful to work with such a caring team and for an organization that recognizes their employees. Thank you.”
The following information is from nominations for Welsh: Katie goes above and beyond in every shift she works; she never hesitates to help a resident or other staff member, stays late to ensure excellent patient care, picks up additional shifts frequently, and performs as an exemplary nurse. Katie works very hard in the Care Center to partake in educational trainings and miscellaneous activities in the Care Center. During the time I have worked with Katie, she always takes initiative to complete or assist in any task. During the last year and a half, she has demonstrated excellent nursing judgement and performance while not only performing her normal duties but also extra tasks that have been delegated during the pandemic. Over the summer, she accepted additional training in Crisis Prevention to learn how to better care for residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. She continues to show exceptional willingness to learn, grow, and bloom in her role with RiverView. During her time as a Night RN she assists nursing assistants with additional training or education needed to complete tasks during their shift. Katie displays a positive attitude and work ethic. We are truly grateful to have her on our team in the Care Center!
She is not only a fantastic nurse but also a wonderful colleague to have. Over the last year and a half COVID has altered the way we operate in our daily professions. Katie has taken her normal duties and extra delegated tasks from the pandemic and shown great leadership and professionalism. I am grateful to have Katie as a colleague and the Care Center is fortunate to have her as a team member. Katie is an excellent example of a nurse. She has a calm demeanor with our residents and a very caring approach. She can be relied upon to take charge when a difficult situation happens with little direction.
Katie is very pleasant to work with and she always has great feedback on things that happen on our night shift. This helps us improve quality of care for our residents thanks to her impactful work.
Pictured above: Katie Welsh spends time with a resident of RiverView Memory Care. Below: Welsh (front, center) receives the November 2021 Employee of the Month award.