RiverView’s name badges aren’t large enough to hold all of Jeana Lundeen’s job titles so she goes by transitional care coach on the Inpatient Unit. In November, she’s also added the title of Employee of the Month to her long list of accomplishments.
Lundeen, RN, ACM-RN, is a certified case manager with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She started on the Inpatient Unit in 2009 after leaving a 17-year career in long term care. She became Intensive Care Unit (ICU) lead within three months and eventually ICU coordinator. Her other duties at RiverView have included EPIC super trainer for Inpatient, Cardiac Rehab and Respiratory Therapy; RQI supertrainer; new nurse and nursing student orientation trainer; on-call Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner; member of the Falls and UR Committees; Skin and Wound Committee chairperson; wound care resource for the Hospital and Clinics; and presenter at skills fairs, nursing in-services, Total Joint and Spine Boot Camp and Scrubs Camp.
Born in Minneapolis and raised in the Bemidji area, Lundeen is married to Brian, a Deputy Sergeant in Polk County. They have lived in the Fertile area for 24 years and have three children: Mitchell, 22, who lives in Fertile and is a jailer at the Polk County Corrections Center and Courtney, 20, who lives in Grand Forks at works at RiverView as a night CNA.
Mitchell and Courtney both attend Northland in East Grand Forks. Daughter Alissa is 16 and a junior at Fertile-Beltrami High School. She plays volleyball and pole vaults in track. She loves acting and is currently busy in the senior high play.
In her spare time, Jeana calls herself a “gamer geek″ and loves to play the online game of War and Order. She also enjoys scrapbooking and makes it a point to attend at least one girls’ scrapbooking weekend a year.
“Critical Care is where my heart is, but patient education is and always has been my passion,″ Lundeen shared. “Bringing things to a level that patients can understand and enabling them to make informed decisions about their care is what drives me. I love being a resource to others.
“While nursing can often be tiring and frustrating and sometimes hard, I have never been happier in any job or in any position than doing all the many things that I am right now. Thank you so much for choosing me to be Employee of the Month, but most of all, thank you for allowing me to be part of this awesome team.″