Last year, Grinnell Regional Medical Center lost a wonderful person who was a gifted nurse and a great human being. She died of breast cancer at a young age. Linda served as an RN at GRMC from 1993 to 2008. She not only touched many patients’ lives, but all who knew her. She was a role model and mentor for many nurses beginning their careers.
Linda was honored by her fellow GRMC nurses and friends recently as they came together to plant a Rose of Sharon bush in her memory in the hospital’s healing garden. A stone with her name engraved lift up Linda to all who visit the healing garden. She enjoyed gardening and tended a Rose of Sharon in her own yard.
Nurses shared many stories of Linda that reminded us how much she is missed. It also gave us a chance to thank each other. This was a wonderful moment during National Nurses’ Week, a time when we honor nurses for the tireless and caring work they do to bring healing and comfort to thousands of Americans every day. We are fortunate to have so many skilled and compassionate nurses and nurses’ aides at GRMC.
Linda loved being a nurse and she loved life. We miss her and now have a special place in our garden to remember her wit, smile, talents, and friendship. She continues to be an inspiration to us all.
The photo below shows an excellent nursing team we are proud to work with.
Doris Rindels, Assistant Vice President
and Todd Linden
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