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Nurses to Know with Sonja Haynes

Nurses to Know with Sonja Haynes

Sonja Hayes is one of the Charge Nurses on the UMMC Behavioral Unit 3C West. Sonja has spent her entire nursing career at Fairview. She started in 1989 working with medical infectious diseases and at that time they would do procedures in the room. In 1996, she...

Off the Record with Fred Miller

Off the Record with Fred Miller

With a smile on his face and a purpose in his stride, Fred Miller serves as the Supervisor of Security Services at Lakes Hospital. The safety of our patients and staff is not the only thing Fred is passionate about. Developing his team and inspiring each officer to be...

Off the Record with Jumi Olowokere, Nurse Manager

Off the Record with Jumi Olowokere, Nurse Manager

Jumi Olowokere currently leads the Float Pool/Flying Squad, Administrative Supervisors & Staffing office at Fairview Ridges Hospital. She joined Fairview 18 years ago as a staff nurse, became a Patient Care Supervisor after 4 years, then became the manager of the...

Off the Record with Melissa Nelson, Specialty Pharmacy

Off the Record with Melissa Nelson, Specialty Pharmacy

Melissa Nelson joined Fairview in 2006 and her current role is Site Manager and Pharmacist in Charge at the Fairview Specialty Pharmacy. In her role, Melissa helps oversee a team of pharmacists and technicians responsible for managing patients’ specialty and mail...

Off the Record with Didier Rabino

Off the Record with Didier Rabino

Didier Rabino is Fairview’s Lean Sensei and joins the organization from the East Region where he has been sensei for the past 5+ years. What’s a sensei? It means teacher or master. And Didier is a teacher of lean, which means he coaches and mentors leaders and...

Off the Record with Richie Howell

Off the Record with Richie Howell

Richie Howell, Director of Operations at Maple Grove, started with Fairview over 18 years ago with a bachelor's degree from the U of MN. He was with Fairview clinics back when the PACE system was around prior to Epic. After deciding his original goal of being a...

Off the Record with Heidi Lahti

Off the Record with Heidi Lahti

Heidi Lahti is the Director of Ambulatory Care at Fairview Range. She leads a unique combination of departments: three Mesabi Clinics, Wound Care, Rehab, Sleep Center, Employee Health, and Job Care (occupational health). This gives her a unique perspective of the...

Nurses to Know with Markas Welke of Medical Oncology

Nurses to Know with Markas Welke of Medical Oncology

Markas Welke, RN, is the Nurse Manager of Medical Oncology Unit 7D at MHealth. Markas did not start his nursing career in the conventional style. His journey started in the field of Psychology and he soon discovered that this was not the fulfillment he was seeking....

Off the Record with Laura Reed, Chief Nursing Executive

Off the Record with Laura Reed, Chief Nursing Executive

Laura Reed loves nursing. As Fairview’s Chief Nursing Executive…it shows! Her passion for nursing permeates her conversations and you cannot help but to be as enthused about nursing as she is when you talk with her. Laura served as a nursing leader at Fairview from...

Nurses to Know: How Sarah Koepp Empowers her Team

Nurses to Know: How Sarah Koepp Empowers her Team

Since 2015, Sarah Koepp, MSN, RN, has been the Nurse Manager of Medicine Unit 5B at MHealth. Nursing has always been a natural fit for Sarah. She grew up watching a great role model – her mother who is a nursing leader, who focused on making a difference through...