Print
Health Care

Health Care Heroes: Health Care Professional

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 2, 2018

RACHAEL BIRKENHAUER

TITLE: Certified Lactation Counselor
ORGANIZATION: Lactation Counseling Services
WHAT THE NOMINATORS SAID: “Rachael has provided endless support and patience on both breastfeeding journeys with my kids. She always makes me feel calm and confident even on the darkest days. I am so grateful her knowledge and compassion is shared with this community!”
 
-Elizabeth Hunt,
 
“She did an amazing prenatal breastfeeding class that really helped me understand the journey ahead of me.
When we started having trouble breastfeeding, she came to my house and made me feel so much better about the struggle.
 
She knew that a fed and happy baby is the best baby. No matter how that happened. She took the time to help guide me.
 
She always made me feel at ease and proud of myself. Even in her office she is so calm and collected, always making you feel welcome and accepted.”
 
 -Ashley Wells

SARAH BENTLEY

TITLE: Licensed Recreation Therapist
ORGANIZATION: New Hanover Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital
WHAT THE NOMINATORS SAID: “Sarah Bentley is a creative and inspiring Licensed Recreation Therapist at NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital. She has helped countless individuals to enjoy life and leisure after spinal cord injury, head injury, stroke, and other life-changing medical conditions regardless of any physical or intellectual challenges they face.
 
Sarah is fun, energetic, and passionate. She is innovative, motivates others to act, and creates opportunities for patients.
 
Specific examples include planning an outing for hospital inpatients to vote, organizing a challenging patient home visit for safety, and finding a way for a patient to view his son’s wedding from the hospital.
 
She has changed the lives of countless individuals through her activism, advocacy, and contributions. Sarah embodies the NHRMC mission of ‘Leading Our Community to Outstanding Health.’ She is amazing.”
 
-Iris Baker, Scott Rivenbark
 

SHANNON JORDAN

TITLE: Admissions Coordinator
ORGANIZATION: The Davis Community
WHAT THE NOMINATOR SAID: “Even before she enters the room you sense Shannon Jordan’s presence. The genuine smile, supportive hug, and warmth of her full heart fill the space around her. In her role as the Davis Community’s Admissions Coordinator all who work with her are amazed at how her kind words, genuine love for others, and heart of gold can make admitting a loved one into a skilled nursing facility a positive experience for the resident, family members, and staff.
 
This recent hurricane showed Shannon’s steel backbone and golden heart. She camped out in her office for five nights and helped every department get the job done. She used her dementia care skills to help agitated residents stay calm, put on a hairnet and served meal after meal, boosted the morale of everyone she visited, and diffused tense situations with her infectious laughter. Shannon’s passion for the healing arts and holistic care make her office a place of respite. Essential oils provide aromatherapy and the sound of a fountain creates a distraction from the hectic day. She is a licensed massage therapist and instructs staff on the importance of touch, especially for the elderly. She provides free meditation sessions to her work colleagues, a special gift for our busy caregivers. Her years of daily practice and devotion to holistic healing make her a special champion to all who have the privilege to know her.”
 
 -Heidi Druepple
 
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Hardyheadshot

Start Your Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree to Get Ahead of the Curve

Charles Hardy - UNCW College of Health and Human Services
Mc2 56882

2019 Homebuilding Market Demand & Pricing

Scott Byers - Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
Billhunter300x300 b&w

What the Heck is Google RankBrain?

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company

Trending News

Hello Again, Henrietta: New Dinner Cruise Boat Floats Into Downtown Wilmington

Cece Nunn - May 21, 2019

Wheelz Pizza Aims To Revolutionize Pizza Delivery

Jessica Maurer - May 22, 2019

On Park Avenue In Wilmington, Developers Plan One-bedroom Apartments

Cece Nunn - May 21, 2019

In Wilmington, Lidl Store Under Construction, Set To Be Done By August

Johanna Cano - May 20, 2019

New Businesses, Dwellings Spring Up In Carolina Beach

Cece Nunn - May 20, 2019

In The Current Issue

MADE: Churning Out Profits

All the company’s handcrafted sandwiches are made in Wilmington, starting with homemade cookies and small-batch ice cream....


Columbus Ship Replica Comes To Wilmington

Modeled after the Santa Maria, the Nao Santa Maria has been on display at Port City Marina...


Officials Forecast Hot Summer Travel Season

Marketing efforts by the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), coupled with mended tourist attractions, are behind the...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`
Transporting the Future - Power Breakfast 3.12.2019
Health Care Heroes 2018