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Robin Will, Silverton: Geriatrics Nurse at Providence Benedictine Nursing Center, Transitional Care Unit, for 15 years “I follow in a long line of nurses: My mom was a nurse, as was Robin Will my great aunt (who raised my mom). My great aunt Gladys (Renshaw) was one of the first surgical nurses at the Silverton Hospital. After graduating from nursing school, I found that I really enjoyed the environment of rehabilitation nursing and geriatrics. It’s extremely rewarding to help people get back their independence.”

months old. This was especially traumatic for my mother and led to a genetic predisposition of mental illness. My mom aspired to be a nurse, but couldn’t due to her condition. I was originally inspired to become a nurse by my Theresa Serini personal experiences at home and chose to use it to give back to our community; the community I grew up in.

Theresa Serini, Stayton: Obstetrics and Neonatal Stabilization at Legacy Silverton Medical Center Family Birth Center since 2013

“In 2012, my husband and I decided to start a family after the completion of my nursing degree. Little did I know, my first pregnancy would change our world forever... My first little girl didn’t make it to see or live in this world with us... I carry her with me in my profession and I have chosen to use my experience to be there for those who may have the unfortunate incidence of losing a child.”

“My mother was diagnosed with a mental health disorder when I was a baby, after I underwent a cranial surgery at just five

“Following the loss of our first child, we would go on to have our second born... She was born to us alive and gave us the

fortunate experience of parenting a living child. She was born with the same birth defect as I was and underwent cranial surgery at six months old. “It is for these reasons I connect with my job as a nurse and foresee it as a lifelong career. My vow to those I care for in the community of Silverton is: to provide quality care using love, empathy, selflessness and skillful training to provide for those around me.” Sarah Kaser Weitzman, Silverton: Imaging RN at Salem Hospital for five years “Imaging sort of fell in my lap – I was looking for a break from the chaos of the ER and found the perfect fit in Imaging.”

“In my department we often develop relationships with our patients, which is really nice. It’s fulfilling to be a part of a procedure that might provide instant relief,

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Does Your Property Have a Landscape Sprinkler System? Backflow preventers must be tested by a certified tester annually and reports are due to the City by June 1. Call 503-874-2281 or visit silverton.or.us/crossconnection to find a tester. Plastic Bags and Polystyrene Ban: Do you have questions about these new ordinances? Visit www.silverton.or.us (under “Latest News”) for helpful documents. May 6, 2019: City Council Meeting at 7:00 pm • Civic Center Draft Concept Presentation, Urban Forestry Proposal May 16, 2019: Budget Committee Meeting at 6:00 pm May 20, 2019: City Council Work Session at 6:00 pm • Community Center Capital Needs, Sustainable Silverton Presentation May 21, 2019: Budget Committee Meeting at 6:00 pm May 23, 2019: Budget Committee Meeting at 6:00 pm (if needed) May 27, 2019: Memorial Day Holiday (City Offices CLOSED) May 28, 2019: Planning Commission Work Session at 7:00 pm May 29, 2019: Parks and Recreation Task Force at 6:30 pm

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“After many years of working on a medicalsurgical unit in Portland, the importance of adequate health access, Leslie Kuhn engagement, and health promotion in the outpatient setting became ever more apparent. “I support patients in a variety of different ways, whether it’s helping with resources or helping with chronic disease management. To be able to help others this way and to hear our patients verbalize that they feel supported, is everything to me and extremely rewarding. It validates my reasons for choosing nursing as my life’s work 15 years ago.”

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or provide some relief of anxiety or a calm presence during a stressful or worrisome biopsy.”

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