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Thanks for working here Thursday: Jessica Schurtz, RN, CCMG Geriatrics

Thanks for working here Thursday: Jessica Schurtz, RN, CCMG Geriatrics

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 Jessica Schurtz, RN, who works at the Campbell County Medical Group (CCMG) Geriatric Medicine Clinic, which provides complete healthcare for adults over the age of 60, focusing on health promotion, and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability. Jessica earned her certified nursing degree (CNA) when she was 17 years old. She started college at Montana State University in Bozeman (Go Cats!) and finished her associate’s degree in nursing at Gillette College. She began her career with CCH three years ago at Home Health and Hospice and transferred to CCMG in August. She is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN).

“I have loved working in health care since the day I started as a CNA. Helping people is my passion, and it was further solidified when my late husband died from complications of chemotherapy at age 26. The nurse who cared for him—well, us—in his last hours, was so compassionate, caring and knowledgeable. She cried with me and held me when he died, and made a really horrible situation, not quite as horrible. After that experience, I knew that I wanted to help people the way she had helped me,” says Jessica.

Jessica names Dr. Bernadette Meade as her health care hero. “She is one of the most caring, smart, and compassionate people I know. I have worked with her closely in Hospice and now in the Geriatrics Clinic, and I am always amazed with her dedication and care to our patients. I am honored to get to work with her and be a part of her team!” she says.

When she’s not working, Jessica loves to spend time with her husband, two amazing step-children and their cat, Ozzie. The family enjoys gardening, baking, music festivals, softball, baseball and working on do-it-yourself projects around their home.

We asked Jessica what she likes most about working for CCH, and what excellence every day means to her. Check out her response:

“Some of the very best people I have met in my life, are the people who I worked with at Home Health, and continue to work with in the Clinic. We have some amazing and great people in this organization! My patients also make my job worthwhile. I have always had a special place in my heart for geriatrics, and enjoy their wisdom and stories.

Excellence every day to me means, making a daily commitment to be kind and compassionate to everyone I encounter, even in tough situations. You never know what a patient, family member or co-worker might be going through.”

Thank you, Jessica for caring for our patients to the best of your abilities. We’re proud to have you on our team.

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.