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.
Say hello to Rene’e Michelena, the Department Secretary for the Campbell
County Memorial Hospital
Dialysis Center. The Dialysis Center at
CCMH provides dialysis treatments, testing services, support and education
six days per week to meet the medical, financial, and social service needs
of patients using hemodialysis and their families. For those who don’t
know, hemodialysis helps keep patients in kidney failure in reasonable health.
Rene’e has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication
and a bachelor’s degree in English secondary education from the
University of Wyoming. She’s worked at CCH for the past three years, but after she earned
her first degree, she worked for several years as the Director of Membership
services at the
Colorado Health Care Association in Denver as a long-term care meeting and convention planner.
Her inspiration to pursue a career in health care stemmed from her parents.
“My mom was always was a breath of fresh air – sharing her
compassionate and loving strength with family members she was called on
to provide long-term care. She always had a positive way about her –
leaving everyone she cared for feeling encouraged when their situation
may have been anything but encouraging. And, my papa received the
Wyoming Department of Health’s Volunteer of the Year award. While my mom was in Buffalo’s care
center, Papa was not only there caring for my mom every day, he was there
assisting with other patients. Although my mom has passed, my papa finds
his inspiration and purpose in continuing his caring ways with the patients
at the care center,” she says.
Rene’e calls her supervisor,
Lori Hoesing, her health care hero. “Lori is an exemplary nurse. She has the
innate ability to soothe, comfort, and relieve patient anxieties, and
at the same time provide highly skilled nursing care,” she says.
She also feels that Lori brings out the best in everyone she is around,
which makes being on the Dialysis team rewarding for Rene’e.
Outside of work, Rene’e enjoys playing with her two kitties who just-so-happen
to be brothers, Coal and Tucker! “They are our loves and little
fireballs around the house!,” she says. She also enjoys day trips,
hanging out with her hubby, and taking a drive with some tunes in the
background. “I love creating and designing in all things writing
(everything from business/professional, letters, and everything creative),
decorating, reading, and photography. Any chance I can take of photographing
the extraordinary in the ordinary, I am one happy girl,” she says.
We asked Rene’e what she likes most about working for CCH, and what
excellence every day means to her. Check out her response:
“I feel pride in all that I get to do at CCH; however, any time I
can inspire a patient to smile is a time that makes me feel great. And
if I can make a patient chuckle or laugh, even better! What I love about
working in my department is the amount of information I have learned and
the new skills gained in working with this information. Every day is a
learning opportunity and every day is different. I definitely love the
wide variety of work that I get to do every day.
To me, excellence every day is understanding that no one person is entirely
responsible for providing excellent care. Excellent patient care is driven
by the work of a team – everyone involved – and as a team
member, I am responsible for striving to be the best form of me on any
Thank you, Rene’e for taking such great care of our patients in the
Dialysis Center. 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.