Kelly Behrendt MSN, RN
Kelly Behrendt Director of Professional Development at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. Sky Ridge Medical Center achieved their second designation in May 2021. Kelly shares the personal impact of designation, using the framework through the pandemic and future plans.
There is a heightened focus on nurses, especially during the pandemic and facing the projected severe shortage of nurses in our immediate future. To elevate what we do at Sky Ridge by being a Pathway designated facility highlights how much nurses are involved and valued at our organization. Our Pathway designation will be the differentiator for newly graduated nurses as they find their first job and for seasoned nurse as they look for a change in employment.
Continue to share with my sister hospitals on their journey as well as continuing to learn from others on how they creatively support the Pathway Standards. This is a collective experience and collaboration is so important!