IMH Superstar: Katie Lamont, RN – Emergency Department

Katie Lamont has only been at IMH for 2 years and already she has made such an impact on her co-workers that she was nominated as IMH Superstar in Healthcare. “Katie is always willing to help out, covering shifts, covering as House Supervisor, and she always does it with a smile.”

Katie grew up in Clifton, IL, graduating from Central High School. She started her first year at University of Illinois as an education major. However, after her first year, she realized that she would rather work in a healthcare related field instead of education and switched her major to Community Health. By the time she decided she wanted to be a nurse, she had almost completed her degree at U of I and decided to finish it out. She attended Kankakee Community College and graduated in January of 2016 as a registered nurse. She originally joined the IMH family as an RN for the Emergency Department. As the need arose, she trained and began filling in as House Supervisor on an as needed basis. A house supervisor is generally in control of patient care for the entire hospital doing anything from coordinating admissions from Emergency Room to Progressive Care Unit, determining if a patient needs to be transferred to another facility, and resolving issues on patient care. Katie said she loves working as a nurse in the Emergency Department because it’s exciting. She gets to learn something new nearly everyday and its a very hands on experience. AS house supervisor, she can help patients get the care they need from start to finish.

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Katie participating in HazMat training 2018

When Katie isn’t serving patients or providing care, you can usually find her in a CrossFit gym or playing rugby. Katie has been doing CrossFit for approximately three years. CrossFit is a high intensity fitness program, using heavy weight lifting and strenuous exercises to build muscle and strength. Katie regularly attends CrossFit competitions and wins! While she was attending University of Illinois she joined a Rugby Club Team and fell in love with the sport.  She is now in a Rugby Club out of Chicago and she says that while they may not be the best team in the league, she still enjoys playing. Currently, Katie is in the process of a training for mini-triathlon that is scheduled for the end of July. Katie grew up the youngest sibling with three older brothers, so it’s safe to say she had to learn to be tough at a young age. It seems that carried over as she grew, but with any sport, they also take drive, dedication, and perseverance – qualities that also shine through in her work as a nurse and house supervisor.

When we asked Katie what she enjoyed about working at IMH she said, “I really love the community atmosphere. My co-workers make this a great place to work.” Others have described Katie as a hard worker, flexible, and always willing to help out whenever she is available.

From all of us at IMH – Thank you Katie for your dedication and hard work. You are a true Superstar in Healthcare.

Katie Lamont

 

 

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