An experienced emergency nurse and flight medic is the new Emergency Department manager at Grundy County Memorial Hospital.
Michael Nelsestuen RN of Grundy Center joins the GCMH team after serving as both a charge nurse and trauma nurse in the Emergency Department at UnityPoint Allen Hospital, where he worked for thirteen years. He is also a paramedic and flight medic, with more than 500 hours of flying critically injured patients while serving with the Iowa National Guard during tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The GCMH Emergency Department has received national recognition for its excellent patient satisfaction rates for five consecutive years. Nelsestuen says his focus is to maintain the consistently high standard of patient care and level of satisfaction through exceeding expectations for emergency care. "It begins with the care and concern people experience from our registration staff, to the patient-centered care that our physicians and nurses provide," he says.
Michael Nelsestuen RN
GCMH CEO Brian Kellar says Nelsestuen's experience in trauma care provides a strong background for leading the Emergency Department. "As a critical access hospital, GCMH is committed to providing the emergency health care the residents of our small communities depend on. We're here when our patients need us and we want to exceed expectations of what patients expect from emergency health care," says Kellar. "The same commitment to patients that has earned the Emergency Department nationwide recognition for patient satisfaction will continue under Mike's leadership," remarks Kellar.
Nelsestuen is replacing JoDee Knox RN, who moved from GCMH to join UnityPoint Allen Hospital as Manager of Patient Services- Patient Advocate.
GCMH is a critical access hospital, affiliated with UnityPoint Allen Hospital and UnityPoint Health System. More information about the health care services available at GCMH may be found at www.grundycountyhospital.org.