From the moment Texas native Lisa Steinbrink encountered her first patient as a certified nurse’s assistant at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center 11 years ago, she was hooked.
“The patients were just amazing,” recalled Steinbrink, who found herself following in the footsteps of her beloved grandmother, Rose Hillhouse, who was a nurse before retiring to Prescott.
Steinbrink’s instant love affair with “bedside nursing” was further enhanced by the hospital staff who proved an “instant family” and she never wanted to leave “or do anything else.”
So she decided to pursue further education at Yavapai College to become a registered nurse and joined the hospital staff in that role seven years ago.
With her fellow co-workers and administrators emphasizing Steinbrink’s lively personality, genuine compassion and kindness for patients, and professionalism, Steinbrink has progressed in her career to a place where she is now a charge nurses and mentor to her medical-surgery-telemetry unit on the west campus. Steinbrink also educates new staff members as part of the hospital’s new employee orientation process “to ensure they have a successful new career with YRMC,” staff officials said.
The accolades for what Steinbrink considers her calling in life just recently led to her becoming the recipient of the hospital’s Florence Nightingale Award.
Nightingale is considered the founder of nursing, credited for…
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