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Shayna Kruse-Thoene Receives Award for Nursing Excellence

Shay Kruse-Thoene, RN receives the Award for Nursing Excellence.

Shayna Kruse-Thoene, RN has been awarded the 2021 Award for Nursing Excellence at Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C.  Nominations for the award are submitted by the nursing staff and reviewed by a randomly selected award committee.  Kruse-Thone has worked at Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. as a float nurse for nearly 3 years.

“Shay goes above and beyond as a float nurse. She is always ready to jump into whatever position she is needed in” One nominee said of Kruse-Thone. “Shay is the definition of a hard worker and YMC is lucky to have her.”

Kruse-Thoene was surprised at being selected for the award, “I’ve learned a lot about being a nurse while here at the clinic.” she continued “Everyone here deserves this award.”

The annual award was created in 2016 to recognize the contributions and hard work of nurses at Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. and is presented during National Nurses Week May 6-12.  Past winners include Barb Aman, Kristie Jensen, Carole Schulte, Jean Binder, and Linda Hoffman.

Criteria for the award include:

  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity and dependability.
  • Anticipates needs of co-workers, makes an effort to help others and willing to help other departments when needed.
  • Shows kindness and compassion to all persons.
  • Serves as a consistent, reliable resource for others.
  • Viewed by peers as a knowledgeable, strong patient advocate with exceptional clinical and critical thinking skills.


About Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. 

Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. opened January 1, 1982 as the result of a merger between the Yankton Clinic and the Medical Clinic.  Physician-owned and operated, Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. is a multi-specialty clinic with 43 physicians, 14 advance practice providers, 18 medical specialties, more than 260 employees, four clinic locations, including Vermillion, S.D., Norfolk, Nebr. and two in Yankton S.D., and serves 16 outreach locations in South Dakota and Nebraska. www.YanktonMedicalClinic.com.

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