What is it like to work at Prairie St. John’s?
Employees often say that Prairie is small enough to create that extra caring touch and team environment, yet large enough to offer a variety of challenges and opportunities.
Bill Magstadt—Security Director
“I was a forklift operator for 28 years until my employer went out of business. With the loss of my job and my pension reduced, I needed to look for employment. Prairie St. John’s had an opening in their security department. I applied and was hired. What I didn’t know at the time, but soon learned, was that my co-workers are sincerely devoted to helping others. Prairie was founded on compassion, integrity and respect, and you will find all these qualities in the employees here at Prairie St. John’s. I would not hesitate to bring a loved one or recommend that a friend come to Prairie to seek help. Offering Hope and Healing are not just words, but a way of life here at Prairie.”
(Bill was also a recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Achievement Award)
Shelley Borsheim—Registered Nurse
“I enjoy working at Prairie and have worked here for many years. Some of the things I appreciate most are that we have a very high standard for patient care where we treat the patient with respect by addressing their needs mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We have a wonderful team approach with an excellent staff of skilled professionals. I love working with my fellow employees at Prairie because of the caring, family-oriented environment.”
Jennifer Keeping—Registered Nurse
“Being an RN with our Child Adolescent Services has been a very rewarding experience for me. I truly enjoy working with our child and adolescent population because each day is fun and challenging.
Prairie has offered me many opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally. Our flexible scheduling has also made it possible for me to balance my family life and a career that I love. Prairie is a small enough organization that your co-workers seem like family; yet, at the same time, it’s been exciting to watch Prairie grow, offering our patients and staff a variety of opportunities.
I work with a devoted group of caring professionals, who work together to make a positive change in our patients’ lives. I enjoy the team-oriented approach that Prairie takes with patient care, making each discipline a valuable resource in providing the best psychiatric care possible to our patients. Our patients are treated with compassion and respect every day as we work together to treat their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. It’s a great feeling going home at the end of the day, knowing that you have made a difference in someone’s life.”