LaVerne Landers, director of nursing, to retire from ALMH
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[February 27, 2013]
LaVerne Landers of Lincoln will
retire from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital this month after
providing 28 years of service to the hospital and its patients.
Landers began her career as a nurse technician in the obstetrics
unit. From there, encouraged by her husband, Terry, and the
obstetrics staff, she returned to school and earned her associate
degree and diploma in nursing. Her continued desire for learning
resulted in a bachelor's degree in leadership from Lincoln Christian
University and most recently a bachelor's degree in nursing from
Benedictine University in Springfield.
Landers moved from her position in obstetrics to serve as a
hospice nurse before moving into the role of case management. She
was then selected for the assistant director of nursing role and
subsequently assumed the director of nursing position in November
According to Landers, nursing seemed a natural fit as she
believes she was blessed with the gift of caring for others. Her
career at ALMH allowed her to do purposeful work in a value-based
organization working side by side with others who cared as much as
she did. She is proud of the nursing team and believes they are the
"best of the best of us."
"Many of our nurses drive by other hospitals and clinics to work
at ALMH. They choose to practice in a culture that places the
patient at the very center of all that we do," said Landers.
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Landers is proud to leave a legacy of exceptional nursing leaders
who are prepared to do whatever it takes to care for our community
and for each other.
Former and current employees along with the public are invited to
join Landers as her contributions to ALMH are celebrated with a cake
and punch reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday in the Steinfort Rooms
at ALMH, 200 Stahlhut Drive.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]