For this nurse, wound care is a dream job.
Spotlight: Savanna Steidl, RN, BSN, CWOCN.
Growing up in Alexandria, Savanna knew at a young age she wanted to be a nurse. Her family says she’s always had a caring attitude. To reach her nursing goal, she attended Alex Tech’s LPN program immediately after high school, which made her a nurse at 19 years of age.
She excelled at her job. Early into her career, she was recognized as Minnesota’s Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year.
Not long after, she returned to school and received her RN certification at age 21. She didn’t stop there, she continued her education with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. With her eyes on her dream job as a wound care nurse, Savanna successfully achieved accreditation in Wound, Ostomy & Continence (WOC).
I have a passion for helping people in this role. When you heal a patient's wound, you realize just how much it's improved their quality of life. They can go swimming in a lake now, or they can go out in public confidently—making them feel like a normal human being makes me feel really good.
Savanna Steidl, RN, BSN, CWOCN,
In addition to life-changing care, getting a service typically only found in larger cities is very convenient for her patients. “They can enjoy their summer homes and get their care without driving to St. Cloud or Fargo.”
With the addition of Dr. Trista Osantoski to the Wound Care department, Savanna is looking forward to growing their team and expanding their services. They are currently planning the installation of hyperbaric chambers—giving patients a natural, oxygen-rich therapy that accelerates healing.
In the meantime, Savanna is keeping herself busy. Along with her patients at Alomere Health, she is also married to a man who wields a chainsaw for a living.