Celebrating Nurses Week

May 11, 2021

In celebration of 2021 National Nurses Week (May 6-12), Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush would like to recognize all the dedicated registered nurses (RN), advanced practice nurses (APN) and nurse practitioners (NP) who work so hard to help care for our patients.

We recognize that nurses do more than care for individuals. They help patients and their families cope with conditions or illnesses and shepherd them through treatment so they can all once again enjoy their active, healthy lives. Given the extra stress placed on nurses this past year, we appreciate that the nurses at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush choose our team and our patients every day.

Please take a moment to learn about some of the talented Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush nurses that we salute this week

“I became a nurse to help and take care of people and to be their advocate when needed. Helping a child and/or adult and their families on the best of days or their toughest of days you feel like you really made a difference. At the end of the day, it is all about the patient and being the best nurse that I can be!

Jaclyn Catalano, RN

“I became a nurse because no day is the ever the same. I enjoy meeting new people and being a part of their lives.”

Stephanie Klein, NP

“I knew nursing was for me my junior year of high school! I was the neighborhood babysitter and helped take care of my aging grandmother who had dementia, and it has been the perfect fit. I've worked in a few different clinical areas, but I love my job helping patients get back to a better life after joint replacement surgery, and I'm fortunate to work with a great team.”

Emily Krogel, RN, MSN, NP-C

“I became a nurse because I enjoy people and I knew nursing would be a great fit! I love seeing so many happy patients get back their quality of life. I also am extremely lucky to work with such an incredible team!

Jenny Russell, NP

“My love language is to help and assist.  I love being able to fix things, whether it be physically or mentally. I have found passion in teaching others, hence the reason I have my master’s in nursing education.”

Sheila Sanders, MSN, RN, ONC

"I became a nurse because I was interested in health care and was looking for a career where I could make a difference in so many lives. It is my personal philosophy that all patients should be treated with empathy, kindness, and compassion. I also have been fortunate to develop strong and long-lasting relationships with my nurse colleagues. I have never had regret for the career I chose. "

Regina M Barden RN, BSN, ONC