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Thanks for working here Thursday: Angie Harr, RN, CCH The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center

Thanks for working here Thursday: Angie Harr, RN, CCH The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center

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 Angie Harr, RN, who works at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming on a PRN status. Angie has been with CCH for one and a half years, but has been a nurse for 16 years! She earned her Associates of Science in Nursing from Casper College in 2003. For those who don’t know, PRN is an abbreviation for "pro re nata," which loosely means "as needed." Since health care systems can't just close their doors when people call in sick, we have a backup group of nurses who can be asked to come in when regular staffers take vacations or get sick.

Angie says that the thought of a career in health care didn’t cross her mind until she was a senior in high school. “My Guidance Counselor handed me a list of possible careers, and I saw that I could make a good living as a nurse. I surprised people with my choice as I was fairly squeamish when it came to blood and needles, but I had an empathetic heart and have always liked to face, and overcome, my fears,” she says.

When asked who her health care hero is, Angie mentions her friend Jody Brown, and her first Nurse Manager, Marge Christianson. “Jody’s No. 1 priority has always been her patients. I always saw her put 100% into her workday, and found that she must have lived to the standard that if you want a job done right do it yourself. She taught me to always be an advocate for my patients,” says Angie. “Marge inspired me to never ask someone to do something that I wouldn’t be willing to do myself—a trait my dad had instilled in me as well. She modeled great patient care and was always there with a helping hand when staffing was difficult. You could count on her to jump in with both feet and do what needed to be done to provide great care for patients.”

When she’s not working as a nurse, Angie loves to be a home with her family. “I have three kids and a husband, and we enjoy spending as much time as we can outdoors—whether it be working on projects around the house or playing. I like building furniture and camping, hiking, fishing, gardening and helping out on the ranch I grew up on,” she says.

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

“I love seeing big smiles from my residents and their families. I find nothing more satisfying during my workday then to have all of us pitch in, and make sure our residents are safe and cared, as well as making sure that they are happy and finding enjoyment in the day. I know that I’m doing my best when I have a coworker say that they were happy to see me on the schedule to work with them, or when a resident asks when I will be back—that always makes me feel like I am right where I need to be.

Excellence every day is showing up and doing everything you can to take care of the physical and emotional needs of our patients. I also believe that it means leaving your unit at the end of your shift in as good or better condition than when you came onto your shift.”

Thanks, Angie, for your dedication to our residents. We believe you are right where you need to be, too!

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.

You can learn more about The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center at www.legacywyo.org.