-20190511_new_Hospital FOTD-Valerie Siegrist!!

Valerie Siegrist

Valerie Siegrist is an RN in Ortho Neuro (4H) at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

Following a successful career as a compliance VP in the for profit arena, Siegrist started her second career in nursing later in life.

One of four children raised by a single mother, Siegrist was encouraged to pursue a non-traditional female occupation — that included nursing, something she always dreamed of doing.

“Because I came to the profession later in life, it feels like my calling,” she said.

Siegrist added she is humbled by the amount of attention that sometimes comes with being a professional caregiver.

“My patients and their families don’t know that I get much more from them than I feel like I am giving,” she said.

One of Siegrist’s daily goals is to have a positive impact on every patient, and every patient’s family, with whom she interacts. She is married to Brent Siegrist, a long-time Iowa politician.

Now retired, you can sometimes find Brent delivering late night meals to the nursing staff on 4H. The couple raised two successful children, a son and a daughter, and are now empty-nesters.

Siegrist’s said her family is her life and she couldn’t feel more blessed.

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