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Exemplary Care Award Winner – May 2022

May 3, 2022 by Mountain Family

Congratulations Karen Torres RN, BSN

“For exemplary care, I nominate Karen Torres (and Molli Deines and Dr. Mizner).  Throughout the COVID pandemic, Karen has been a leader in the Rifle Clinic. (Hey Karen, remember when you went on maternity leave in 2020 and thought that COVID would be over when you got back??)  There is a patient in the Rifle clinic with a severely compromised immune system from myeloma and a recent transplant.  When his wife called the clinic looking for help because she tested positive for COVID, Karen provided excellent patient education, including the instructions for the patient to monitor himself for symptoms and call the clinic if he developed any.  Unfortunately, a few days later he developed symptoms, and because of Karen’s great clinical judgement, the patient was tested at the clinic immediately and able to receive treatment, which Karen (and Molli) also helped with by calling every hospital from Glenwood to Junction looking for the last dose of monoclonal antibodies.  Finally, a shout out to Dr. Mizner who helped to order the treatment at Aspen Valley Hospital.”
– Kyler Hijmans, FNP-BC

“This is a great illustration of how important our nursing team is at MFHC and how often they bridge gaps in care when others can’t. We are so grateful to work alongside of such a strong team.”
– Anneliese Heckert, DO, Chief Medical Team Officer, Glenwood Springs Site Medical Director – Glenwood Springs 


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