Campbell County Health is proud of its employees, and we want the CCH family
and the Campbell County community to know about the good work that they
do for this organization.
Meet Hollie Kreul, RN-BC, who works in
Behavioral Health Services at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming. She started
working at CCH in October 2003, which means Hollie’s close to 15
years this fall—and of those 15 years, she’s worked 12 in
Behavioral Health! Hollie earned an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing
and is a Certified Psychiatric Nurse through
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). You can find Hollie in the Behavioral Health Services medication
clinic, in the inpatient psychiatric unit, as well as with utilization
review. For those who don’t know, Behavioral Health Services provides
the Northeastern Wyoming community with compassionate, confidential and
comprehensive treatment of behavioral disorders, mental illness and substance
abuse treatment following detox.
Hollie says that growing up as the oldest sibling in a large household,
which also included foster children, she developed, “a natural ability
toward taking care of others.” In fact, one of her first jobs while
in high school was at in a medical records office at her local hospital,
which later moved into a position as Utility Aide on a
mother and baby floor. “This became my most memorable job and inspired me to think
that a nursing degree was in my future,” Hollie says.
Hollie says her mother is her greatest healthcare hero. “As a teen,
I watched her always taking other less fortunate individuals into our
home to care for them. Not only were we a foster home, but she had a tendency
to bring in friends who were in divorces and had no place to go, along
with single teen moms who she knew was struggling. Life was never dull
growing up,” she says.
Outside of work, Hollie loves spending time in beautiful outdoor places—she
greatly enjoys the Black Hills, as well as spending time with her family,
home, and church. Hollie is also a soap artisan, and loves sharing her
soap creations and handmade bath products in craft fairs. We asked Hollie
what she likes most about working at CCH, and what excellence every day
means to her. Check out her response:
“I'm one of those who can say that I've worked in healthcare
all my adult years, but the best part is that I have done so many different
things in healthcare. This field has taken me into caring for the mentally
challenged, nursing homes, a doctor’s clinic in dermatology, home
health and a few different departments here at CCH. It’s what I
love about his field, there are so many choices!
What gives me the most pride about my work is being involved with a great
team and witnessing the positive healthy outcomes of our patients. It
is rewarding to know you have helped to make a difference in the quality
of life for others. What I like the most about working in my department
is the work relationships I have built with my coworkers and with all
the staff, especially in Behavioral Health. There is comradery and team work in mental health nursing that makes it
unique. I believe this has taught me many things in itself over the years
that I could not have learned otherwise.
Excellence every day to me means that I treat everyone I come in contact
with throughout the day with kindness and respect, to keep myself up-to-date
with education and informed in policies that affect my performance, and
be willing to participate with a team to find solutions that produce good
outcomes in care and treatment of our patients.”
Thank you, Hollie for providing the very best patient care to patients
in Behavioral Health Services. We appreciate you!
Is there a CCH employee who went the extra mile or shows you extraordinary
service? Give them a pat on the back by completing an
Excellence Every Day card.