On Monday, September 23, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital conducted a blessing ceremony and ceremonial ribbon-cutting of their renovated Emergency Department. The renovation, which began in January 2018, increases safety, security and privacy for patients in a more efficient design to enhance the patient experience.  Participating in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the renovated Emergency Department were (left to right): St. Anthony’s Emergency Department colleagues Morgan Breer, RN, Elizabeth Flach, ER tech, and Haley Baumgarten, RN; St. Anthony’s Director of Emergency Services, Convenient Care and Respiratory Care Deb Murbarger, RN; Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Board member and HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation Leadership Council member Joe Knabe; St. Anthony’s Director of Philanthropy Michael Wall; Effingham County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Norma Lansing; Medical Director of St. Anthony’s Emergency Department Dr. David Sprowls; St. Anthony’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ryan Jennings; St. Anthony’s President and CEO Theresa Rutherford; St. Anthony’s Emergency Department nurses Bev Wodtka, RN, and Jennifer Wagner, RN; St. Anthony’s Board of Directors member Father Michal Rosa, who served as celebrant over the blessing ceremony; Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Becky Brown, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Kristin Probst, and Office Manager Justine Carlson; St. Anthony’s Director of Quality Improvement Mary Finley; St. Anthony’s Emergency Department Facilitator Sarah Schumacher, RN; St. Anthony’s Director of Human Resources Vicki Kloeckner, and St. Anthony’s Emergency Department nurses Claire Mayfield, RN, and Corie Smith, RN.

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