Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to These Recent Graduates - Third Quarter 2022

Published: Oct. 17, 2022
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Congratulations go to the following Methodist staff members who recently completed educational degrees. 

Committing ourselves to the continued enhancement of professional education is one of the ways we live The Meaning of Care. Knowledge gained through attainment of undergraduate and graduate degrees strengthens the individual and our organization as a whole, empowering staff to raise the bar ever higher on the delivery of patient care and service.

The following list represents Methodist employees' "Professional Data" updates submitted to Human Resources through Lawson Employee Self Service between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2022.

Please note that the list includes employees who earned degrees in the quarter shown OR who input degrees in the quarter shown and earned them in the previous quarter. Watch for the quarterly posting of new graduates on Employee Connections.

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Associate Degree, Nursing
Brittany Murphy, Progressive Care

Bachelor's Degree, Nursing
Laura Bryant, Progressive Care   

Master's Degree, Nurse Practitioner
Tammy Johnson, Hereditary Cancer Risk Program    


Methodist Fremont Health

Master's Degree, Nursing
Stephanie Herkenrath, Behavioral Health Psych IP   

Master's Degree, Nursing Administration
Melissa Overholt, Emergency    


Methodist Women's Hospital

Bachelor's Degree, Nursing
Ashley Ward, NICU
Katie Ware, GYN OB
Thomas Wells, Emergency Room

Master's Degree, Nursing
Kendra Ross, Labor Delivery    


Nebraska Methodist College

Doctorate, Nurse Practitioner
Gina Crudden, Undergraduate Nursing    


Methodist Health System

Associate Degree, Liberal Arts
Christopher Semanko, Security    

Associate Degree, Science Other
Christopher Semanko, Security

Bachelor's Degree, Healthcare Administration
Ashley Smith, Clinical Coding    

Master's Degree, Nursing Informatics
Ashley Dornbusch, Informatics    


Methodist Hospital

Associate Degree, Applied Science
Svetlana Stange, Cafeteria    

Bachelor's Degree, Biology
Michael Allen, Lab Specimen Processing    

Bachelor's Degree, Nursing
Salla Ba, Surgery Main    

Bachelor's Degree, Nursing
Reina Chica Claros, Short Stay    
Mariah Clausen, Short Stay    
Christy Dai, Progressive Care    
Katie Kruger, Progressive Care    
Madison Lee, Critical Care    
Angela Spence, Progressive Care    

Doctorate, Nurse Practitioner
Melissa Ernesti, Cardiac Unit
Shelley Hultman, Emergency
Claire Montoya, Cardiac Unit    

Doctorate, Nursing
Andrea Thomas, Cardiac Unit   

Master's Degree, Healthcare Administration
Hannah Bernard, Non Invasive C/V Lab    

Master's Degree, Nursing
Jessica Fry, Progressive Care    
Timothy Hoarty, Cardiac Unit    

Master's Degree, Nursing Administration
Jamie Kroupa, Critical Care    

Master's Degree, Social Work
Molly Wisthuff, Care Management    


Methodist Physicians Clinic

Associate Degree, Science General
Brandy Rouse, Red Oak Family Practice    

Bachelor's Degree, Nursing
Theresa Lehmer, Indian Hills Family Practice

REMINDER: Submit new degrees earned through Employee Self Service.
If you need help accessing Employee Self Service through the Lawson login on mhsintranet, call the IT Service Desk at (402) 354-2280.