Kansas APRN instrumental in meeting special needs of patient, receives VPO Coin

Kansas APRN instrumental in meeting special needs of patient, receives VPO Coin

Regional APRN Heather Ungeheuer, Regional Medical Director Dr. Patrick Corbier and Interim VPO Bob Burns

Heather Ungeheuer, Regional APRN for Corizon Health in the Kansas Department of Corrections, was presented a VPO Coin for exceeding expectations in helping to meet the needs of a patient. In addition to her regular responsibilities, Heather was instrumental in the recent transfer of a patient to the MAYO Clinic. Heather performed extensive research and found that the MAYO Clinic specialized in the specific needs of this unique patient case. After getting permission from the KDOC, she spent extensive hours in arranging air transportation, security coverage and other needs at the Clinic, hotel arrangements for custody staff, return air flight and treatment plan upon the patient’s return to Kansas. As this was a unique situation, the DOC was extremely appreciative for Nurse Ungeheuer’s efforts and the care that Corizon Health gave in meeting health needs of their patient.

Heather was recently commended for her efforts by being awarded a VPO Coin, which recognizes team members who go above and beyond in the course of their daily work. Team members such as Heather serve as example of Corizon’s mission to provide only the best and most thoughtful care for our patients.