Saint Therese of Woodbury: Community Partner Award

(left to right) Katelyn Nowack, Amy Matthys, Chris Armstrong, Saint Therese clinical director, Nick Welisevich, Hannah Mesmer, Erica Rgnonti at Saint Therese

Minnesota Campus Compact recognizes senior living community

Saint Therese of Woodbury Senior Living Community was recently honored by Minnesota Campus Compact with a 2020 Presidents’ Community Partner Award.

According to Minnesota Campus Compact: Every semester, Saint Therese hosts Inver Hills nursing students as part of their required Nursing Leadership class. Saint Therese welcomes students and supports them through their project of researching the organizational structure, analyzing available data, interviewing nurses, and making and presenting recommendations. Saint Therese is a valued co-educator!

Saint Therese was featured in a December 2019 Inver Hills News story, “Program Spotlight: Nursing.” Katelyn Nowack, LNHA, executive director of Saint Therese of Woodbury and The Redwoods, offered her insights on the partnership between the senior living community and Inver Hills Community College:

Saint Therese perspective…

Saint Therese of Woodbury greatly values the partnership that we have with Inver Hills. Not only do we get the opportunity to recruit the skilled nurses that come out of your program, we get to grow from their ideas.

One program that we implemented was based on the student presentations on pain management. Because of this idea, our residents now receive comprehensive treatment of pain from point of admission that even the Minnesota Department of Health has complimented.

Another program that we are currently working on is Walking Passport, which was brought forward as an idea from student presentations. This program will help incentivize residents to ambulate throughout the campus and gives the facility an easy way to track the distance walked. The Walking Passport program is being worked on within the entire facility, from Independent Living through Memory Care and Skilled Care.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with Inver Hills to strengthen the future leaders of healthcare while simultaneously improving the lives of the seniors we serve.

Katelyn Nowack, LNHA
Executive Director
Saint Therese of Woodbury & The Redwoods

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