Published on July 19, 2018

Essentia Health-Virginia registered nurse receives award for care

Sam Stone and Amber Hippolt

Essentia Health-Virginia Administrator Sam Stone (left) presents the Joy Award to Registered Nurse Amber Hippolt.

Registered Nurse Amber Hippolt, who care for patients in the acute care surgery department at Essentia Health-Virginia, recently received recognition from her colleagues. Staff nominated employees who embody Joy, the newest of Essentia’s seven core values, and chose Amber.

Her colleagues say Amber finds the good in every situation and greets patients with a smile. One nomination read: “She has a way of making patients and fellow staff members feel good about themselves.” Another shared: “When Amber is admitting patients to short-stay surgery, she can make even the very nervous patients more relaxed and at ease.”

The award recipient has the opportunity to donate $250 to the community charity of their choice and Amber chose the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Essentia’s values include Quality, Hospitality, Respect, Joy, Justice, Stewardship and Teamwork.