Kewaskum woman receives St. Joseph’s Hospital Annual Nursing Award

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Nicole Fideler, RN in the Kraemer Cancer Center, has been honored with the 2016 Excellence in Nursing Award from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital.


When Nicole joined the KCC, she studied and researched particular areas of interest to help develop those programs, said nominator Nancy Roecker, RN, Kraemer Cancer Center. “Our patients received the care they deserve because of Nicole’s constant ambition, drive, commitment and dedication to all she cares for. She does not settle for what has been done, but constantly strives to improve care.”


“They were all such great nominations, I feel very honored to win,” said Nicole, who has worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 14 years. “I really like patient care. I enjoy helping patients educate themselves so they can be healthy.”

“Nicole has a genuine concern for her patients, which can be heard during her conversations with the patient in the clinic as well as on the phone,” said Roecker. “She exhibits excellent communication skills among her colleagues as well, be it explaining a specific procedure, scheduling surgery or coordinating efforts.”


Nicole received her associate’s degree in nursing from Moraine Park Technical College. She lives in Kewaskum.


Registered nurses at St. Joseph’s nominate bedside nurses for this annual award, based on excellence in their area of practice, quality care to patients and families, teamwork and leadership skills.


In addition to Nicole, nominees were Tammy Boelk, Birth Center; Julie Cobb, Kramer Cancer Center; Sandy Dunnington, Surgery; Jennifer Finger, ED; Laura Lehrer, Med/Surg; Melissa Ratzmer, ED; and Amy Seebantz, Med/Surg.


Much to my disappointment, Nicole has continued her journey in her thirst for knowledge by recently transitioning to the Birth Center Special Care Nursery,” said Nancy. “Her presence and contributions will be missed in the cancer center. May her new colleagues benefit from Nicole’s nursing excellence as I know she will deliver. It is because of her excellence she deserves this award.”


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