Strader is a registered nurse and has
worked with patients in the Med/Surg unit at ALMH for the past three
years. He was a nurse at Memorial Medical Center for 19 years prior
to coming to ALMH.
The ALMH Radiology Department nominated
John for the honor. In the nomination, they wrote: "John always has
a pleasant word for you and is always willing to lend a helping
hand. He constantly goes out of his way to coordinate complicated
treatments and tests and keeps the patient's best interest as his
foremost priority. John takes the time to inquire about special
circumstances about each case so that he can give correct
information to the family."
"I enjoy working at ALMH because I
actually get to be with my patients and their families here more
than if I was working in a big hospital," says John.
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John lives in Lincoln and is the father
of three children. His son, David, is a recent graduate of Lincoln
Land Community College. His daughters, Tiffany and Alysha, both
attend Lincoln Community High School.
Others nominated for Nurse of the Year
at ALMH were Carol Bennett, Tammy Kennett, Amy Lawrence and Brenda
Grider from the Med/Surg unit; Barb Logan from Same Day Care; Helen
Conrady from the Family Maternity Suites and Women's Health Unit;
Valerie Cooper from Nursing Administration; and Valerie Hardy from
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