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Nursing Legend Debbie Lubkeman retires

Nursing Legend Debbie Lubkeman retires

For 18 years, Campbell County Health Legend Debbie Lubkeman, RN, ONS, has loved on as many patients as she could. Today she retires.

Deb has been with CCH since 2003, after she graduated from the Gillette College Nursing School. She started in the Campbell County Memorial Hospital Medical/Surgical Unit, then worked at Hospice, but landed in Medical Oncology at the Heptner Cancer Center, where she wanted to be. Deb's son Tyler is the reason she became a nurse. In 1989, Tyler lost his fight with acute lymphocytic leukemia, so she had a deeper level of understanding toward her patients. 

"I think that my experience with cancer helps me connect with patients; I've been in their shoes. I know their struggles, and the needs that they are facing. A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family—they all need support," says Deb. "Some of my best days are seeing patients who we have helped come back a year later and be living a good, full life."

Now, Deb's ready for a new chapter. She and her husband have some grandchildren they can't wait to spoil, but other than that, don't have any real big plans.

But, we may be able to lure her in to love on a few more patients every now and again.

Thank you, Deb, for the incredible care you've given to so many. Enjoy your retirement.