Edgerton Hospital Employee Receives Rural Health Ambassador Award

Edgerton Hospital’s Emergency Department Manager and Trauma Coordinator/Clinical Nurse Educator, Kathy Dobson, RN, recently accepted the 2017 Rural Health Ambassador Award given by the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC). Kathy was one of just 15 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.

In her role at the hospital, Kathy provides ongoing community and employee education as related to various safety issues – CPR instruction, car seat checks, bike safety, farm safety, and bus safety.  Kathy has also led a Kids’ Safety Fair for the past two years, which is a free event for local youth. In addition to her roles at the hospital, Kathy has volunteered as a paramedic, fire fighter, and rescue technician for over 30 years.  “Kathy is truly an ambassador for Edgerton Hospital and we appreciate her commitment to our community,” said Jim Schultz, Edgerton Hospital CEO. “Kathy is committed to keeping our patients, employees, and community members safe, and we’re pleased to see her recognized for her important efforts.”