Edgerton Hospital Employee Receives Rural Health Ambassador Award

Edgerton Hospital’s medical staff/administrative services coordinator and marketing assistant, Kristine Schlimgen, recently accepted the 2019 Rural Health Ambassador Award given by the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC). Kristine was one of just 18 recipients in the State of Wisconsin.

The Rural Health Ambassador Award was established in 2004 by the RWHC as a way to recognize employees at member hospitals who have gone above the call of duty in promoting their hospital and have made significant contributions to rural health care in general. The award recipient must be involved in one or more activities that enhance the hospital’s relationship with the community, be a supporter and strengthen rural health care within their community and demonstrate a positive attitude when interacting with patients, visitors, co-workers and other customers.

As an integral part of Edgerton Hospital’s team, Kristine provides support to the chief clinical officer, the quality department, as well as marketing. Kristine has also recently taken on the duties of an interim credentialing coordinator. Kristine participates and represents the hospital at many community events including health fairs, parades, golf outings, children’s events, and many hospital sponsored events. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Kristine is also a local Girl Scout leader.    

Edgerton Hospital CEO, Jim Schultz, congratulates Kristine on receiving this award. “Kristine is a true ambassador for Edgerton Hospital.  Her commitment to community engagement is evident on a daily basis. She is consistently developing ways that the hospital can reach out to the community and spread a message of wellness. We are happy to have Kristine on our team and believe that she is very deserving of the Rural Health Ambassador Award,” said Schultz.