Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon nurse has received an honor at the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) annual meeting. And a former NFL star presented the award.
Registered nurse Jessica Justi is one of eleven outstanding Iowa hospital employees who were honored Wednesday at the 2017 IHA Annual Meeting as â€śIowa Hospital Heroes.â€ť The award was presented by Jim Kelly, a former NFL Quarterback and cancer survivor.
We had a chance to talk to Justi and she tells us how she feels about receiving the honor.
Sanford officials say that Justi, a nursing inpatient manager, was instrumental in Sanford Sheldon being re-verified as a Community Level IV Trauma Care Facility. Justi says that her role included a lot of gathering of data and documents and making sure things were up-to-date, and verifying the Sanford Sheldon emergency department is providing the quality care that they need to.
Justi received the Iowa Hospital Heroes award in a ceremony in Des Moines.
Photo caption: From left: Sanford Sheldon Hospital Administrator Rick Nordahl, Justi, Jim Kelly (former NFL Quarterback, and cancer survivor, who presented the award)