Nursing Star Wins Award


Anne Kreft, RN, A2, was recognized in 2017 by ANA-Michigan with its new Catch 5 Rising Star Award. This award recognizes a registered nurse new to the profession whose practice reflects “a commitment to advance the profession and whose service has demonstrated professional growth and/or improved health care delivery.”

Anne has worked at Munson Medical Center for three years developing her specialty clinical skills

 in cardiac nursing. She is responsible for patient education, admissions, discharges, wound care, and patient care coordination with discharge planning coordinators. Anne uses her constantly increasing knowledge and skills to assist her patients in many vital ways. 

“What I love most about being a nurse is the ability to make a positive impact,” she said. “It is a privilege to help people regain their health.” 

Anne also appreciates the “outstanding” teamwork on A2. “Truly, it is every staff member; unit clerks, nursing assistants, EVS, and nurses who all pull together every day to work as one cohesive unit. It takes many hands to help our patients and that is exemplified on every shift 24/7.” 

Anne enthusiastically serves on the hospital’s Skin Committee advocating for quality care related to reducing skin breakdown and implementing interventions in high risk patients and has been a representative on the Shared Governance Council. 

She serves on the ANA-Michigan Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Council and was chosen to serve on the Rules and Regulations task force. “Active involvement with ANA-Michigan helps broaden my perspective of nursing by networking with nurses from other disciplines, as well as the variety of topics discussed relevant to current nursing trends.”