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Thanks for working here this week: Tara Mooney, RN, BSN, The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center

Thanks for working here this week: Tara Mooney, RN, BSN, 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.

Allow us to introduce Tara Mooney, RN, BSN, who works in the Short Term Rehabilitation unit at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming. Tara has been with CCH for four years, but has been a nurse for 15 years. A majority of her years as a nurse have been in a hospital Medical/Surgical Unit, as well as a telehealth nurse, an orthopedics nurse, as well as some time in the PCU. For those who don't know, short-term rehabilitation, also called short-term care, is focused on getting people back to their homes with a daily therapy schedule, such as physical or speech therapy, and help with the activities of daily living like dressing and cooking meals.

Tara says that God inspired her to work in health care. “He gave me a really big heart that is passionate about caring for others. Even as a child, my dream was to be a nurse,” she says.

She says that her health care hero, Diana Quinones, RN, BSN, also became her best friend.

“Diana and I worked side-by-side for years before she moved on to a new position. The kind of teamwork we shared was extraordinary. I had never worked as cohesively with another nurse in my career, nor had I ever seen a newer nurse as strong as her, or with better time management skills. You’re my hero, Diana,” she says.

When she’s not working, Tara’s favorite activity is to watch her girls play volleyball and to spend time with them. “I also enjoy nights out with friends, fishing, camping, hiking and reading,” she says.

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

“My favorite part of being a short-term rehabilitation nurse is the transformation that I see in my patients. It is not uncommon to see them come in scared, weak, and lacking confidence, and then they leave with a renewed spirit; they’re stronger, more confident and ready to take on challenges in their own environment. I’m also very partial to my Rehab team and the hard work they put in every day.

Excellence every day means that we show up, and work together as a team to provide the best care for our patients.”

Thank you, Tara, for providing the best care possible for our patients in short-term rehabilitation. 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.

The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center offers both long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. To learn more about The Legacy, visit www.legacywyo.org.