Bree Frazier - Caring Kind 2017

Bree FrazierBree Frazier, RN, BSN, WCC, Community Hospital Wound Care Coordinator, was honored in October as Community Hospital’s 2017 Caring Kind recipient during the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) annual convention in La Vista. During the convention, Frazier was a guest at the Caring Kind luncheon along with other recipients from across the state.

The Caring Kind award is a time-honored tradition of the NHA. It recognizes outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with coworkers and dedication to providing the best care possible. Hospitals across the state select a Caring Kind recipient from within their respective institutions.

Frazier was nominated by co-workers and chosen by the Community Hospital PACT (Pride, Activities, Communication Team) Committee.

Her nomination read: “Look across the horizon of nursing at Community Hospital in McCook. There are many fine individuals who possess the qualities that speak to the organization’s core values…Excellence, Integrity, Compassion and Ownership. If lucky enough, sometimes organizations can find all four values in one exceptional individual. Community Hospital has such a shining icon in Bree Frazier. Bree began her career at Community Hospital as a ward clerk. The hard work and dedication of the nurses she observed ignited a desire in her to do something meaningful with her life, to impact patient lives and to become a great nurse leader. From that time forward, through her persistence for excellence and unwavering dedication to patient care, Bree has become the nursing leader of which she had dreamed. She recently won the Nebraska Nursing action Coalition ’40 Under 40’ Leadership Award. Her passion for her profession is a testament to the loyalty by embracing others with compassion, whether for her patients or co-workers. Bree mirrors integrity by looking towards her moral compass, especially during difficult and challenging situations. She is motivated and has worked relentless to grow Community Hospital’s wound care program with fervor and enthusiasm. She makes herself available on off hours for consultation and problem-solving. Not only is Bree the type of nurse one would hope to have if they were a patient, but she is the type of nurse one would pray their loved ones could have if they were ever ill or injured.”

Bree began working at Community Hospital as a ward clerk and certified nursing assistant in July 2004. She continued with her schooling to become a licensed practical nurse in 2006. Bree completed the Associates Degree Nursing Program at Mid-Plains Community College to become a registered nurse in 2009. Just this week, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Also in October, Bree received her certification in wound care by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy The certification required more than 4,000 hours of education and work experience in order to sit for the credentialing.

Her husband, Lance, was able to attend the luncheon with her, along with their son, Bronson, and other Community Hospital staff.