Beth Rehbein, RN, BSN, CCNC, Administrative Director of Senior Care Services, was awarded the Patriotic Employer Award on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, by the ESGR, Employer's Support of the Guard and Reserve, agency.
The surprise presentation was made by Brett McLain, Story County volunteer for ESGR. ESGR’s mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law and resolving conflicts.
The Patriotic Employer Award honors individual supervisors for their superior support to the Guard and Reserve employees. Rehbein was nominated for the award by Story Medical Senior Care employee Aaron Tonderum. Tonderum nominated her for the award for her support of his upcoming deployment. A military employee must initiate the award in order for it to be awarded to an employer/manager.
"My boss has been outstanding about how much work is involved in being in the guard, and she deserves this award because she was willing to work with me to have time off to spend with my wife before I left,” said Tonderum, whose wife, Sue, also works for Story Medical Senior Care.
“They also were very interested in what I will be doing during my deployment,” said Tonderum. “They even gave me a nice farewell party.”
Rehbein was hired as the Administrative Director of Senior Care Services for Story County Medical Center in February. Rehbein is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and strategic operations of Story Medical Senior Care, and 80-bed long term care facility.
“I’m passionate about growing programs from good to great,” said Rehbein. “Part of doing that is supporting employees’ personal lives.”
Rehbein came to Story Medical with an extensive background in nursing and management. Most recently, she served as a nursing supervisor for ChildServe in Ames, Iowa, where she coached and supervised a team of 18 nurses in the respite and supported community living programs.
Rehbein holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Kaplan University. She lives in Ames with her husband, Chris, and their two children Greyson and Camille.
For over 50 years, Story County Medical Center, Story Medical Clinics and Story Medical Senior Care have been the trusted providers of high-quality, local healthcare services for the people of Story County. Their new, modern South Campus creates a healing environment that matches the personalized care and clinical expertise of its medical staff. Visit www.StoryMedical.org for more information.