2016 Nurse of Excellence Award
A 37-year employee of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Linda Rosetti has been chosen as the Nurse Excellence Award winner for 2016. She has been selected by her peers and is recognized for her outstanding service as a Registered Nurse, Certified Lactation Consultant and Lamaze Educator at St. Joseph Family Beginnings.
Linda graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing with a nursing degree in 1973. She worked at Sacred Heart for three years, primarily in the Intensive Nursery. She then worked three years at the University of Oregon in Neonatal Intensive Care. Linda began work at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in 1979 in the newborn nursery. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Lewis-Clark State College in 1993. Soon after starting work at St. Joseph, Linda began teaching prenatal classes,managing and growing the program, and became certified as a Lamaze Childbirth Educator. She has developed several classes for families, including a home follow-up lactation program and a certified car seat safety program. Linda has been active in state and national Lamaze and breastfeeding coalitions in both Washington and Idaho and was recognized with the Spirit of Service award from the Washington Breastfeeding Coalition in 2010.
Linda is proud to have worked with wonderful nurses, physicians, secretaries, housekeepers, food service, educators, and other healthcare professionals through the years in addition to helping families as they begin parenting. She looks back now on almost 50 years in nursing and the experience of helping families at birth has been wonderful. "Throughout my entire time at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, I've felt surrounded by people who fulfill the Mission of Care and compassion of Christ as they simply do their work."