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Jennifer Culverhouse Named Employee of the Month

Thursday, May 2 2013

Becoming a nurse was an easy decision for Jennifer Culverhouse, RN. Her mom is a nurse at Lakeland Regional. She is a natural-born caretaker. And, she knew a nursing career would provide her with the financial means to always support her family. Now, fourteen years later, she says every day is different and her career is even more rewarding than she imagined.

Jennifer has worked on the cardiac and medical observation units – in both areas she had daily interaction with patients and their families. Now, as the primary care nurse coordinator at Lakeland Regional’s new Family Health Center, she makes a direct impact on patients who are in need of a medical provider.

“I am able to work with our social workers to ensure these patients are established and have the best outcomes. I am an advocate for both our patients and staff,” said Jennifer.

In April, Jennifer said she was surprised when she was named Lakeland Regional’s employee of the month. But those who know her were not surprised in the least.

“Jennifer exhibits the new caring model at Lakeland Regional and she inspires each and every one of us to do our very best,” said Yvonne Acevedo, RN, 6 E/W shift supervisor. “She is a team player and the staff look up to her. She nurtures, educates and guides with integrity.”

Jennifer is currently enrolled at the University of South Florida to obtain her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing. She is a Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse, and she is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Jennifer says her family is the most important aspect of her life, and when she is not working you may find her doing anything outdoors – whether it’s camping, fishing, or boating.

At Lakeland Regional, we are proud to have team members like Jennifer. Congratulations, Jennifer, for being named Lakeland Regional’s employee of the month!

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