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Thanks for working here Thursday: Shauna Gunnels, RN, CCMG Internal Medicine Clinic

Thanks for working here Thursday: Shauna Gunnels, RN, CCMG Internal Medicine Clinic

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 Shauna Gunnels, RN, who works in the Campbell County Medical Group Internal Medicine Clinic in the Main Clinic, on the south side of Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Shauna worked as phlebotomist and medical assistant for a few years while she was going to college, and even worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Pioneer Manor for a while, too. She earned her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) degrees right here at Gillette College. In fact, she was the President of the Nursing Class and a member of Student Body Council, and graduated Phi Theta Kappa with High Honors. Shauna is also graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing this month! She’s worked at CCH as a nurse since 1994, and most of her years were spent in CCH Home Health and Hospice and Case Management.

Shauna always knew that she wanted to be a health care provider of some sort. “When I was younger, I would bring home all the little kids and stray animals in the neighborhood and wrap them in dressings and Band-Aids. My poor siblings were constantly being assessed for booboos or temperatures,” she said. “I asked for a doctor or nurses kit/bag every year for Christmas. The workings of the human body were intriguing to me—I wanted to know what it looked like on the inside.”

When Shauna is not at work she loves spending time outdoors. “I am a climbing Instructor at the Campbell County Recreation Center and have been a rock climber for about 14 years. I love backpacking, hiking and scuba diving,” she says. She’s also the proud grandmother of four fabulous grandchildren and says that she “would willingly give up everything to just be the Granny Nanny and spend all day with the four of them if I could!”

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

“I feel proud to be a nurse every time I know I have made a small difference in someone’s life. I love the teaching aspect of health care and nursing. Knowing that you have given someone an answer, a glimmer of hope, a direction, or even just a nugget of knowledge that they will use to better their health and situation makes me feel good about my job.

My coworkers and the providers here in the Main Clinic are the best part of my job. Everyone has the patient’s best interest at heart and goes the extra mile to help each other out.

For me, excellence every day means putting your best foot forward and striving to do the best you can every day, and not just at work, but in life in general. It means accountability and performance that makes your patients and coworkers happy to work with you.”

Shauna, you are a shining example of excellence at CCH. 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.