Edgerton Hospital Employee Receives Rural Health Ambassador Award  

Edgerton Hospital’s emergency department manager and emergency management/trauma coordinator, Alison Hanaman, RN, BSN, recently accepted the 2021 Rural Health Ambassador Award given by the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC). Alison was one of just 14 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 demonstrates a history of fostering positive communication and relations within the hospital's respective service area by: serving on community boards/service organizations; taking advantage of volunteer or public speaking opportunities; and supporting community health activities beyond the scope of the hospital.

As an integral part of Edgerton Hospital’s team, Alison consistently goes above the call of duty to promote Edgerton Hospital’s mission of improving health and wellness for longer, healthier lives. Alison is visible in our community often, as she teaches various trauma courses through the Stop the Bleed® program - all with the goal of educating on how to save a life. She has participated in numerous speaking engagements on the hospital’s behalf. Throughout the pandemic, Alison has stepped up as a leader and served as Edgerton Hospital's Incident Commander. She worked with numerous community groups to have a unified plan on how to care for patients, as well as provided staff with daily communications.

Edgerton Hospital CEO, Marc Augsburger, congratulates Alison on receiving this award. “We are very pleased that Alison has been recognized for her efforts to bring wellness to our communities. We’re honored to have her on our leadership team and would like to congratulate her on becoming a 2021 Rural Health Ambassador,” said Augsburger.