Employee honored by SJMH
Sarah Rolenson, BSN, RN, Population Health Nurse for Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, was recently chosen as the ICARE December Employee of the Month.
Her nominator wrote, “Sarah has shown great commitment to SJMH but especially to her patients during the pandemic. Sarah took it upon herself to personally call every person she has had an interaction with to check on them, make sure they were okay, and also provide education as needed. She goes out of her way to meet the patients where they are and sees her job as more than 8 to 4. She completely embraced Telehealth to continue to meet the needs of her chronic-care patients. She has received many accolades from providers for the patients she has helped. She is known as a sincere patient advocate and plays a crucial role in care coordination while meeting patients where they are on their health journey.”
Rolenson always strives to exhibit the ICARE values She has taken a program that did not exist three years ago into a sustainable model that can be deployed throughout the health system if they so choose. She recently took the initiative to obtain certification through the WV RN Board for the GRACE program to be a Life Coach.
Rolenson and wrote, “I love what I do because it allows me to provide care for people beyond the bedside. I am able to truly get to know my patients, help them identify their biggest health concerns, and develop a plan to manage those health concerns and chronic conditions which is tailored to how they live life. I especially love working with folks who become empowered and begin making lifestyle changes and begin to proactively care for themselves. My heart truly lies in helping others help themselves and I am able to do just that here at Stonewall. I have found the most supportive team of amazing individuals who always help me hold the patient’s best interest front and center. We are so fortunate to have so many who genuinely care about the patients and are not here solely to do a job and go home.”
She began working at SJMH in March 2016. She is a 2010 graduate of Alderson – Broaddus College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She and her husband, Thomas Rolenson, have two daughters – Emma and Abby. She grew up in Ellamore (Upshur County) and her parents are Mark and the late Kathy Vance. The couple also have a chocolate Lab –Daisy Mae.