POSITION : RETIRED R.N.
Ginny wanted to have a profession to use 45 years later at the Good Neighbor Clinic! She is passionate about life–doubt we will be coming back for an encore.
Ginny raises Belgian horses and enjoys gardening and flowers. Also loves to play games: card games, dice games, and board games.
POSITION : L.P.N.
Deborah work at Good Neighbor Clinic as an LPN Nurse. She started out working in a County home at age 16. Deborah loved being a caretaker and started the nursing program at Fennimore Technical College. She was the oldest child in her family of five children which naturally gave her the role of a caretaker! Deborah is passionate about paying it forward and have been blessed in her life and felt that if everyone treats each other as if they were family, it would be a better, kinder world.
Deborah is actively working on the C.A.R.E. Project (Community Activated Recovery Enhancement) which wraps around service for Sauk County residents. This program is sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul for individuals suffering from alcohol/opioid/heroin addiction.
Deborah is from a family of five children and enjoys spending time with them. She has three children of her own and three grandsons. Deborah and her husband have been married for 33 years. They love spending time on the water and traveling to warmer climates in the winter. She loves Devil’s Lake State Park and enjoys living so close to this special place.
POSITION : VOLUNTEER
Joyce wanted to assist people in getting the help that they needed and could easily gain access too. She helped people many times who didn’t know how to navigate the healthcare system. Joyce feels that helping everyone gain healthcare is a human right.
Joyce grew up in Milwaukee. Joyce and her husband have a farmette together where her husband loves to grow vegetables and flowers. She leaves the gardens up to her husband as she has trouble differentiating between a weed and a flower. With instructions and photos, she is able to garden correctly. 🙂
POSITION: REGISTERED MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/RESEARCH UW MADISON MEDICAL SCHOOL
Ellen assisted patients and providers at the Good Neighbor Clinic and served on the board of directors for GNC. She pursued her career with an influence of her mother as head of chemistry in a hospital lab.
Ellen is passionate about providing the best care possible to folks who can’t afford great health insurance.
Dianna assists patients on admission to a room, records vital signs, medications, chief complaints. Helped with diagnosis studies ordered. Instructs on tests and explains treatments. She acts as a helpful ambassador for health care at Good Neighbor Clinic. She got into her R.N. profession with her interests in science and loves helping people.
Dianna firmly believes in treating each person as an “individual” regardless of ethnic background. When working actively in E.R. setting, she believed in communicating with the patient dying process, encouraging family members to be present and a big advocate for patient and family.
Dianna enjoys many hobbies over the years that include: sewing, knitting, needlework, stain glass, furniture refinishing, drawing, choir and traveling. Her family is very important to her and she loves to attend sports, musicals, church events that her children and now grandchildren participate in. Despite her husband’s medical issues through the years, she has enjoyed doing things with him on building their home and cottage.
POSITION: R.N. DIABETIC NURSE
Bess provides care, education and medication for diabetic patients. She works with assisting the PAP program. Bess had taken care of a foster child with cancer that inspired her to go to nursing school and became an R.N. after she taught Pre-K and Preschool for 20 years.
Bess is very passionate about camping, whether its on the dunes by Lake Michigan, under a silvery full moon, or up in the Boundary Waters on Sagnanga Lake with the loons calling, or in the Rockies on Kenosha Pass in the Fall with the aspens glowing golden, and first light snow falling on the tent, it was always full of adventure, beauty, mystery and challenges. She enjoys music, gardening, travel, sewing, photography, and making cards, children’s books and scrapbooking.
Yazmin’s duties at the Good Neighbor Clinic are to translate for Spanish speaking patients, and whatever else they need help with. She went to school to become a teacher but working here at the Good Neighbor Clinic she has changed her direction. Yazmin has decided to get certified as a medical interpreter.
Yazmin loves to go shopping, especially for dresses. She enjoys going camping with her family.
POSITION: R.N. NURSE IN PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Martha is Director of PAP, serves on the board of Good Neighbor Clinic and volunteers to help GNC patients obtain medications. She always wanted to be a nurse, librarian or teacher. In high school, Martha volunteered in the Head Start classroom and 2nd Grade classroom, in the High School Library and as a Candy Stripe volunteer at Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. She went to UW Eau Clair for her B.S.N. and have been serving as R.N. since then.
Martha’s passion is reading as the librarian knows her by name! She attends Sauk Prairie Evangelical Free Church.
POSITION: SPANISH TRANSLATORS
LeRoy and Barbara are Spanish speaking translators for Good Neighbor Clinic. They have lived and worked in Spain for many years learning the language.
Kenneys are very passionate about their grandchildren and love to listen to two grandchildren playing the harp. Other interests are gardening, crafts and their walks together.