New, but very familiar.
Spotlight: Express Care provider, Rachel Arickx, FNP, MBA
Even though it means coming back to her old stomping grounds, Rachel’s next chapter in life has a lot of new in it. To start, this year she got married. And if blending a family with four children isn’t exciting enough, Rachel is also rejoining Alomere Health—this time as an Express Care provider.
Some of the Express Care team members are new to her, yet Alomere Health as an organization, is very familiar. She began her healthcare career here as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) back in 2011. Supported by her workmates, she continued her education and soon transitioned to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), then a Registered Nurse (RN), and in 2019, Rachel completed her Master of Science in Nursing degree and is now a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)! And she didn’t stop there. While working full time as a FNP at Steven’s Community Medical Center in Morris, Rachel added a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Healthcare Administration and Management from Concordia University-St. Paul to her resume.
Even as a child growing up on her family’s farm in Parkers Prairie, Rachel has always been self motivated. “During my last two years of high school, I took post secondary classes and graduated with enough credits for an Associate of Arts degree. I’ve always enjoyed learning.”
She’ll bring her tenacity and broad care experience to Alomere Health. “Express Care is right in the middle of primary care and emergency care—and I’ve worked in all three,” says Rachel. She enjoys the variety of procedures and patient ages in Express Care. “Every day is new and different.”
Married to an Alomere Emergency Department provider, the couple enjoys spending time as a family outside of work on their five acres in Brandon, MN. It’s a busy time in their lives with children in sports and activities. But when there is time, Rachel and crew love to travel and camp.
Next time you have a non-critical emergency with conditions that require same-day attention, be sure to say, “Hi,” to Rachel and welcome her back to Alomere Health.