Jenny Taylor, RN, Selected as One of 100 Great Iowa Nurses of 2016

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Greene County Medical Center received the news that Jenny Taylor, RN for Dr. Jeffrey Wahl in the medical center’s West Central Orthopedics clinic, has been selected as one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses of 2016.  Nurses throughout the state – and there are over 50,000 nurses in Iowa – are nominated by their patients, peers or leadership teams for this coveted honor.

The award is designed to “recognize the meaningful and lasting contributions to humanity and the nursing profession,” according to the 100 Great Iowa Nurses organization.  The nomination for Taylor was submitted by the medical center’s chief nursing executive, Katie Heldt, who noted, “Jenny Taylor exemplifies the characteristics of a professional, caring and compassionate nurse.  Jenny leads by example.”

Taylor was named the medical center’s first DAISY award recipient in 2014 when she was recognized for patient care that went above and beyond the expected. 

Taylor has a history of doing whatever is necessary for her patient to receive the care needed  This is evident in one of the examples shared in her 100 Great Iowa Nurses nomination – that of working with multiple local agencies to help a patient receive needed care, including offering to provide transportation on her own personal time, if necessary.

An official awards ceremony will be held for all 100 Great Iowa Nurses on Sunday, May 1, at the Iowa Events Center/Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines.