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Gift of Christmas Decorations Cheer Lake Regional Nurses

Monday, December 7, 2020
Fischer and her helpers display some of their homemade decorations with Lake Regional staff. Pictured from left are Vicki Watters, CMA; Johnna Howard; Susan Orr; LaRae Wood, R.N.; Melissa Hunter, R.N., MSN; Amy Funderburk, R.N.; Mary Lou Gamm, R.N., BSN, RCN-OB; Jaimie Wheat, R.N., MSN; Christy Fischer; Beth Farrington; and Cheri Sisson, R.N., BSN. Fischer and her helpers display some of their homemade decorations with Lake Regional staff. Pictured from left are Vicki Watters, CMA; Johnna Howard; Susan Orr; LaRae Wood, R.N.; Melissa Hunter, R.N., MSN; Amy Funderburk, R.N.; Mary Lou Gamm, R.N., BSN, RCN-OB; Jaimie Wheat, R.N., MSN; Christy Fischer; Beth Farrington; and Cheri Sisson, R.N., BSN.

Earlier this month, Gravois Mills resident Christy Fischer, with the help of her family and friends, delivered 500 homemade Christmas decorations to nurses at Lake Regional Health System.

“We wanted to show our appreciation for the sacrifices nurses make every day,” Fischer said. “My family and friends donate their talents and supplies every year to make this project a success, and we are thrilled to share this small token of Christmas spirit with Lake Regional.”

For the last four years, Fischer and her team of helpers have made homemade Christmas decorations for nursing home residents, hospital nurses and caregivers as a way to show they care. To date, they have given more than 1,000 decorations.

“As nurses we are committed to serving our community, and it feels great knowing we have people caring for us, too,” said Melissa Hunter, R.N., MSN, executive vice president and chief nursing officer at Lake Regional. “We appreciate so much these amazing homemade decorations from Christy and all of her thoughtful helpers.”

Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to residents and visitors throughout the mid-Missouri region. The hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. Lake Regional also provides a wide range of specialties, including cancer care, heart care, orthopedics and women’s health. Plus, Lake Regional operates primary care clinics, Express Care clinics, rehab therapy clinics, programs for home health and hospice, and retail pharmacies. To learn more, visit lakeregional.com.

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