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Employee Spotlight 13 January 2021

Celebrating Major Milestones at Ivinson

We begin 2021 as we do every New Year at Ivinson, by thanking our staff for propelling us into another year and helping us achieve our promise to be trusted partners in world-class healthcare. The care we provide to our community at Ivinson would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our team. 

Each January, we recognize our team members that are celebrating major milestones in their years of service. This year we celebrate 55 of our employees who reached between 5 and 35 years of service at Ivinson in 2020.

Cassidy Beierle — Information Systems

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30 Years at Ivinson

Cassidy joined Ivinson in 1990 as a nurse aid on the extended care unit. After earning her nursing degree, she worked in several nursing roles on the extended care unit and occasionally on the family care unit. I was just a kid back then and looking to start a career in healthcare,” she said. For the last 30 years, she has come to know the people within the hospital walls as a second family. 

When Ivinson began looking into implementing a new electronic medical record (EMR) system, Cassidy’s nursing experience made her an ideal candidate to help. I was asked to be part of the original Meditech build team and afterwards, I worked part-time in information systems and the other part of the time in patient care,” Cassidy said of what prompted her transition into the technical world of information systems. After playing a key role in helping Ivinson through two EMR builds and roll-outs, Cassidy sometimes misses patient care but says she has found joy in helping others in a different way and enjoys learning new things along the way. 

When she is not at Ivinson and the weather is permitting, you can find Cassidy riding her Harley Davidson any chance she gets. 

Tammy Jensen — Pharmacy

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20 Years at Ivinson

Tammy joined the Ivinson team as a pharmacist in 2000 and has come to know the third floor pharmacy at Ivinson better than anyone. 

A fellow colleague in pharmacy school mentioned that the hospital was hiring a pharmacist and since my husband already had employment in Laramie I decided to apply,” Tammy said of what first brought her to the Ivinson team. It was obviously a good fit for me since I’ve now been here 20 years.” 

Before going to pharmacy school Tammy earned her master’s degree in audiology. When asked what has kept her at Ivinson for the last 20 years, Tammy says her coworkers who are wonderful to work with and knowing that each day holds new challenges.

The best part about my job is that my days are always different,” Tammy said. I can have a busy day with only 20 patients in house or a slow day when there is close to 40.” 

Alicia Hoff — MRI

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15 Years at Ivinson

Celebrating 15 years at Ivinson, Alicia’s favorite part of her job is the opportunity to help people. 

I started a job in the lab as a phlebotomist and worked there for 3 years while I went to x‑ray school,” Alicia said. Alicia now works in Ivinson’s radiology department as the lead MRI technologist. 

At Ivinson we have state of the art equipment but we also have a great team of technologists that really care about our patients,” she said. Since moving to radiology, she has also performed x‑rays and CT’s. When asked what has kept her at Ivinson for the last 15 years, Alicia says that like Laramie, Ivinson has become her home and that is something she enjoys being a part of. 

Kelly Harnsberger — Intensive Care Unit

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10 Years at Ivinson

Born, raised and attended nursing school right here in Laramie, Kelly Harnsberger knew she wanted to work at Ivinson.

In 2010, Kelly joined Ivinson’s dietary team. While working towards her nursing degree, she moved into the materials department on the weekends and later transitioned into an LPN role in the clinic. After graduating from nursing school, Kelly began working as a registered nurse in IMG’s internal medicine clinic. Making the jump from outpatient to inpatient care, Kelly transferred to Med/​Surg.

I worked on Med/​Surg for one year then got the opportunity to train for the ICU where I have worked for the last two years,” Kelly said. I love the critical care aspect of my job. I enjoy the challenge of taking care of patients at their most vulnerable moments. During COVID, it has been particularly rewarding to address the unique challenges that we have faced together. We could not have gotten through these difficult days without each other.”

When she isn’t caring for her hometown community, Kelly can be found soaking up all the outdoor activities Laramie has to offer.

Jessica Harper — Health Information Management

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5 Years at Ivinson

When Jessica Harper began looking into employment with a work-life balance that allowed her to grow her career and her family, she found Ivinson to be the perfect fit. 

Jess joined Ivinson as a professional billing cashier in the business office in 2015. After a few short years, she transitioned into the health information management department as a medical coder. Being in billing, I worked very closely with our two professional coders,” she said. The knowledge I learned through them really piqued my interest. I love that coding is an ever evolving position and you are always learning new things. I love the challenge that my job brings me every day.”

Outside of work Jess is a competitor who loves to get her adrenaline pumping in her passion for motocross. After competing for 8 years, Jess is finding herself back at the starting line and taking on life full throttle. 

Employees Hitting Major Milestones

James BennettMaterials Management5 years
Kristine BrosmirePatient Financial Services5 years
Beth BrummondHealth Information Management5 years
Kayla ButtsMammography5 years
Louise CalderaSurgical Clinic5 years
Cameron ChavezEnvironmental Services5 years
Danielle ColeRehabilitation5 years
Andrew EwellRehabilitation5 years
Sameera FareedInternal Medicine Clinic5 years
Kelsey FloresHealth Information Management5 years
Jessica HarperHealth Information Management5 years
Jean HildebrandtUltrasound5 years
Farrukh JavaidInternal Medicine Clinic5 years
Valerie JoyceMed/​Surg Inpatient5 years
Nicko KleppingerBehavioral Health5 years
Tom LedesmaInformation Systems5 years
Robbie LockardGuest Relations5 years
Breann Lujan-Halcon

Marketing

5 years
Joe MarrFoundation5 years
Natalie McClanahanEmergency Department5 years
Kelsey RauerEmergency Department5 years
Cheryl Rogers

Medical Oncology

5 years
Penny StoutDietary5 years
Daniel Van EttenEngineering5 years
Janae VesselyCase Management5 years
Kelsey WinePACU5 years
Jeremy BeyEmergency Department10 years
Kevin BirdEngineering10 years
Tom BrownBehavioral Health10 years
Julie CarlsonHospitalist10 years
Michelle CollinsLabor and Delivery10 years
Tammy GardeaEnvironmental Services10 years
Kelly HarnsbergerIntensive Care Unit10 years
Shannon HofferberHealth Information Management10 years
Lynn LowreyIntensive Care Unit10 years
Leigh Ann MarchantAccounting10 years
James MarquezMed/​Surg Inpatient10 years
Jon ShapleyInformation Systems10 years
Jan TwyfordBehavioral Health10 years
Jack UllrichSurgical Clinic10 years
Alicia HoffMRI15 years

Michelle Hall

Cardiac Rehab20 years
Wanda HulitCardiopulmonary20 years
Tammy JensenPharmacy20 years
Nikki PerschinoInternal Medicine Clinic20 years
Ann AuburnInformation Systems25 years
Laurie FloyEmployee Health20 years
Lisa RamboQuality Management25 years
Arienna ReherQuality Management25 years
Sue TowleCase Management25 years
Cassidy BeierleInformation Systems30 years
Eunice LambertMed/​Surg Inpatient30 years
Carree WeitzelNursing Admin30 years
Dana KuhnLaboratory35 years
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