When Rosemary Yocum Simi Valley Hospitals employee of the month for August witnessed the birth of her nephew 14 years ago, it not only marked a family milestone but ignited an interest that led to Yocums career as a labor and delivery nurse. More than just a job, nursing is a passion for Yocum, RN, according to a news release.
Colleagues and hospital leadership gathered in the labor and delivery area of the hospital Aug. 19 to honor Yocum as employee of the month, according to the release.
Yocum, a lifelong Californian, began working at the hospital in 2000 as a CNA in the Transitional Care Center. Thanks in part to a scholarship from the Simi Valley Hospital Volunteer Guild, she began nursing school at Moorpark (Calif.) College.
After graduating and earning her RN license, she joined SVHs labor and delivery team in the womens unit in 2003, where she continues to work.
Yocum is a great asset to the department, according to Sharon Kellogg, RN, director of womens and childrens services at SVH. Rosy welcomes the opportunity to take on new responsibilities and challenges, Kellogg said in the release. She works extremely well with everyone in the department. With our ever changing environment and patient base, she goes with the flow while supporting and encouraging others to do whatever is necessary to accomplish what we need to accomplish. She has a positive attitude and always has a smile to go with it.
Among her peers and her patients, Yocum has a reputation as a compassionate nurse who is willing to do whatever it takes to help others. Rosy delivers quality care to each and every patient she cares for, Kellogg said in the release. She treats our patients and their family members with the utmost dignity and respect, and she always makes them feel at home here. She has the natural ability to make people feel welcome and comfortable.