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SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 THE N'WEST IOWA REVIEW/SHELDON, IA E6 ANNA FEDDERS SIOUX CENTER Trauma nurse coordinator and emergency department coordinator at Sioux Center Health BY KATE HARLOW KHARLOW@NWESTIOWA.COM SIOUX CENTER—One of Anna Fedders’ favorite aspects of her job is that every day is different and she never knows what she will be facing. She’s got to be ready for anything. That’s the nature of things when you are the trauma nurse coordinator and the emergency department coordinator at Sioux Center Health. She earned her bachelor’s of science in nursing from Dordt College in Sioux Center in 2008 and has been working at Sioux Center Health since her senior year. Fedders has been in her current position for two years, and she loves every aspect of her job, including its unpredictability. “My favorite part of working in the emergency department is that there is no set schedule, you have no idea when you are going to be busy and no idea AT A GLANCE: Age: 31 Education: Associate of science in nursing degree from St. Luke’s College in Sioux City in 2007; bachelor of science in nursing from Dordt College in Sioux Center in 2008; master’s in nursing education from University of Phoenix online in 2011. Experience: Certified nursing assistant at Royale Meadows in Sioux Center, 2004-07; registered nurse at Sioux Center Health 2007-16; trauma nurse coordinator and emergency department coordinator at Sioux Center Health since 2016. Family: Husband, Noah; children, Samuel, 5; Levi, 3; Nora, 1. Interests: Camping at Round Lake, MN. what to expect,” Fedders said. “You have to be ready for whatever walks or rolls in the door.” She also enjoys that every patient she interacts with is a chance to gain even more knowledge. “Every day there is an opportunity for me to learn something. I get to continue learning every time I come to work I’m learning,” Fedders said. “Health care is always continually evolving. I always loved school and learning and I get to learn something new here every day.” In addition, she also enjoys the direct care she is able to give the patients who come in the emergency department. “When they are sick and hurting we help them feel better. There isn’t really anything that is better than that,” Fedders said. “I feel like I am a pretty patient person and no matter the patient, everyone who comes here needs to be listened to and encouraged. I feel like that is one of my strengths.” Nursing is a calling for many in the profession and Fedders is no different. After graduating from Unity Christian High School in Orange City in 2004, she started working at what is now Royal Meadows as a certified nursing assistant. “A dear friend of mine en ­ couraged me to get my CNA and work with her at Royale Meadows. I really enjoyed PHOTO BY KATE HARLOW that experience and the direct patient care that CNAs do. I decided that working with patients was what I wanted to do so I went back to school,” Fedders said. “Throughout school, I never had any mo ­ ments where I changed my mind or wanted to do something different.” WHAT WOULD YOU WHAT WOULD YOU Commercial & Industrial Properties Single/Multi Family Residential Properties Available Commercial & Industrial Properties Single/Multi Family Residential Properties Available BAD GUYS DON’T TAKE A VACATION Leaving your home for a family trip means everything from your heirlooms to your gadgets are unattended. Quality home insurance will give you peace of mind, just like a day on the beach. Trust in Tomorrow. Contact your agent today. AGENTS: •Perspective Insurance, Orange City, Sioux Center, Sheldon •Benz Insurance, Melvin •Bank Midwest Insurance, Spirit Lake •Casualty Insurance Underwriters Inc., Orange City •Elgersma Agency, Sanborn •Exchange State Insurance, Hills, MN •Four Seasons Insurance, Primghar •Frontier Insurance, Rock Rapids •Gaarder Insurance, Sibley •Heidebrink & Associates, Luverne, MN •Hertz Insurance, Ocheyedan •ISB Insurance, Hull, Sheldon, Sanborn •ISB/Reinking Insurance, Ireton •Koele Inc., Hull •Security Savings Agency, Larchwood •Otter Valley Insurance, George •Peoples Insurance, Rock Valley •Sibley Insurance, Sibley •Sieperda/Foltz Insurance, Rock Rapids •Van’s Insurance, Sioux Center “Trust in Tomorrow.” and the “A Grinnell Mutual Member” mark are property of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. © Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, 2017. Full Water & Sewer High Speed Internet Electric & Natural Gas Multiple Lot Sizes ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Full Water & Sewer High Speed Internet Electric & Natural Gas Multiple Lot Sizes Commercial/Residential Incentive Programs Multi-Family Tax Abatements •Full Water & Sewer •High Speed Internet •Electric & Natural Gas •Multiple Lot Sizes •Commercial/Residential Incentive Programs •Multi-Family Tax Abatements FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 712-476-5707 WWW.ROCKVALLEYDEVELOPMENT.COM

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 THE N'WEST IOWA REVIEW/SHELDON, IA E7 Spring Fever Event! Thursday, March 8 from 4-8 p.m. Congrats NICOLE for being chosen as a 20 under 40 winner! Sales Storewide!! 207 Black Forest Rd • Hull, IA 51239 SIOUX CENTER HEALTH CONGRATULATES Theresa Tucker (Human Resources Officer) and Anna Fedders (ER Coordinator) for being selected for the 20 Under 40 young leaders of Northwest IA. FREE SHOP SMALL GRAPHIC TEE with a $100.00 purchase Sioux Center Health Here To Serve At Sioux Center Health, we are here to serve you and your family throughout our continuum of care — from child care to senior living. As a health ministry guided by Christian values, we commit to consistently deliver an excellent experience in a safe, private and healing environment. Our 600+ employees, physicians, volunteers and community leaders are blessed to serve you and your family. We thank you for your support and thoughtful prayers. For more information about our services, visit SIOUXCENTERHEALTH.ORG. KARISSA GETTING SHELDON Nurse practitioner at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center BY RYLAN HOWE RHOWE@NWESTIOWA.COM SHELDON—An emergency room can be an unpredictable place. It’s also a place where Karissa Getting might not have predicted herself working. Getting grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, and earned degrees in biology and German at Augustana College with minors in chemistry and math. She was interested in stem cell research and headed for the University of Wisconsin in Madison, with designs on a degree in molecular biology, but shortly thereafter made the decision to reverse course. “I love molecular biology and love the research aspect itself, but the logistics behind getting funding was not something I expected or enjoyed,” Getting said. She entered an accelerated nursing program through South Dakota State University in Brookings and soon was working as an emergency room nurse in Sheldon. She took home an important lesson from the roundabout way into her current career. “It’s OK to start over and change your mind. You have to do what makes you happy,” Getting said. “I didn’t just change jobs. I started back over getting a different degree and went a whole different route.” She then earned a doctorate of nursing practice from SDSU, and after a stint at Hegg Memorial Health Center in Rock Valley, returned to Sheldon where she works in both the ER and clinic. “The ER is unpredictable. You can see coughs and colds all day long, or traumas from vehicle accidents. Anything goes over there and whatever comes through the door we’re there 24/7,” Getting said. “And when you find something that could be fatal and you diagnose and fix that, and get them the care they need — that’s just amazing. And it happens regularly in the ER.” And after perhaps a couple hectic days in the ER, she said it is great to switch things up in the AT A GLANCE: Age: 32 Education: Bachelor in biology and German from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, in 2008; bachelor in nursing from South Dakota State University in Brookings in 2010; doctorate of nursing practice from SDSU in 2015. Experience: Emergency room nurse at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center, 2010- 15; nurse practitioner at Hegg Memorial in Rock Valley; nurse practitioner at Sanford Sheldon since 2015. Family: Husband, Andy; children, Matthias, 4; Hannah, 2. Interests: Activities and crafts with children, running, playing piano, boating. clinic. “The clinic is much more predictable and it’s nice to have that change of pace,” Getting said. “The nice thing about working there is sometimes you get to follow up with patients from the ER. I love the patient interaction. That was a newfound love I guess — getting that feedback and knowing they are feeling better. “I love that and did not have that before with research. That’s really probably the best part of the job.” An extra benefit of working in the hospital is being able to build up the hospital in her children’s eyes. “Kids can come in here terrified. They come in for their shots and immunizations — that’s not fun. They’re usually here when they’re sick so they associate the hospital with feeling cruddy,” Getting said. “At home we talk it up and play with doctor tools, so they think it’s the coolest thing and they love coming to the doctor.” PHOTO BY RYLAN HOWE