Lynnet Bede, the Nurse Manager for the Watt Dialysis Center here in Sheridan, was recognized as the Dialysis Clinic, Inc’s (DCI’s) 2022 Employee of the Year.
The Watt Dialysis Center is one of hundreds of DCI clinic partnerships around the country; Lynnet’s national award highlights the important work of the Sheridan team. Lynnet has been a nurse for 29 years and a dialysis nurse for 26 years. She has led the Watt Dialysis Center’s team since 1996.
DCI nominators recognized Lynnet as a “kind and selfless person, who cares for everyone she comes into contact with.” During the COVID pandemic, Lynnet led her team in sending care kits to DCI units all over the country with messages of encouragement. She even sent brownies to the corporate office, recognizing that the pandemic disrupted everything and everyone. Lynnet says the care package project grew quickly; “I don’t know how many clinics we sent kits to. It didn’t take long to realize that every clinic should have received one.”
Lynnet is a servant leader who sets a strong example for her colleagues. When duty calls, she can fill the role of a Charge Nurse, a Floor Nurse, a Patient Care Tech, a Chief Tech and an Admin Assistant. She embodies the idea of accountability as she takes responsibility for every aspect of care.
DCI’s nomination noted that Lynnet takes extra steps and time to make sure that no patient goes without care; “On a number of occasions, Lynnet has opened the clinic and personally staffed the space to accommodate a treatment on a Saturday because there was a pressing need for just one patient.” In Wyoming the seasons bring waves of travel patients who Lynnet bends over backwards to accommodate.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital (SMH) is proud of Lynnet and grateful for her leadership and compassion for the patients and staff of the Watt Dialysis Center, which is located in the spacious area just beneath the SMH Emergency Department.
Please join us in congratulating Lynnet Bede for this well deserved recognition.