Amanda Clevenger, a registered nurse, is the Passavant Area Hospital Colleague of the Month for January. Clevenger personifies Memorial Health System values in her care for patients, even off the clock.
A patient’s husband noted Clevenger stopped as she walked into work to comfort his wife, who was experiencing anxiety and refused to leave the couple’s vehicle to attend a hospital appointment.
“Amanda addressed my wife in a direct and caring manner,” he wrote in his nomination. “She took the time needed to gain her confidence and trust.” Thanks to Clevenger’s efforts, the patient agreed to attend her appointment.
“What I enjoy most about my position is the opportunity to be there for members of our community in their most vulnerable time, to listen to their stories, to educate them about their health and to build a trusting relationship with each one of them,” said Clevenger.
Clevenger is pursuing certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and medical nursing. Clevenger lives in Bluffs with her husband and three children.