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Sue Roussel – Employee Spotlight!

               Susan Roussel in action! Here at Hospice of the Midwest we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping others through our services and now think it is time to take a look into the culture and community that make up HOMW. Meet Sue Roussel, she has long been with the newly named Hospice of the Midwest in Minnesota as an LPN! Before joining the team, Sue came to us with 24 wonderful years of experience in nursing, had recently taken up snowboarding, and had been on two mission trips to Haiti. Since she joined the team back in June of 2016, Sue has grown and learned to have patience, flexibility, and extended compassion to families, co-workers, and management in need.

What does an average day look like to you? My day begins work with no expectations, I am privileged to have scheduled between 4 to 6 clients in a day. My day is fluid due to backing up two exceptionally talented RN’s, our clients are the best and I try and give 100% to each client and family I serve.

But that isn’t all, one thing mentioned by Sue’s peers is her willingness to take on extra visits not only for patient care but to back up her team along with her positive can-do attitude; never once complaining or questioning!

What do you enjoy most about your work day? My team is amazing, it truly feels like we have each other’s back. I am thankful for my fearless leaders, they have invested so much of their time to help me become the nurse I am today.

In your opinion, what are your biggest accomplishments – professional or personal? My accomplishments include my strong faith starting in 1981, having an amazing husband of 42 years, being a proud mom of two sons, and one daughter-in-law who has gifted me with three amazing grandchildren. Also, having a career in nursing for 26 years, it is not a job it is a calling and I am one of the lucky ones who was able to respond to the call.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love golfing, walking, hiking, and I’m NOT afraid to go down water slides with my husband and NOT act our age.

Something to keep in mind, is this talented woman has dedicated many hours at Hospice of the Midwest over the years from covering long-periods of on call shifts, holidays to weekends.

What is something not a lot of people know about you? I took up snowboarding at the age of 60 to be with my granddaughter on the slopes!

A couple last things to note, Sue is currently the longest nurse employee at Hospice of the Midwest and is graciously appreciated by her peers. In the end, it is clear Sue is a very dedicated to her family, career, and see’s this through with a fabulous sense of humor! Keep up the great work Sue, your efforts have not gone unnoticed!  

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