Recognizing Chart Auditor Alice Dubs RN
As 2020 has been declared Year of the Nurse by the World Health Organization, we would like to take this time to focus on our great nursing staff. They are arguably the most important people in the organization, whether they think so or not. We appreciate the sacrifices they make to take care of us and our loved ones. From working nights and holidays, to being on call and making home visits- they do it all with integrity and courage. They are selfless, caring, innovative, fierce, and much more than we have time to describe. So, nurses, thank you. You do what others cannot, we appreciate you.
With that, BBGH would like to share with you, our community, a little bit more about our nurses. Who they are and why they do what they do.
Meet Alice Dubs RN, Chart Auditor. Alice was raised on a farm/ranch in Crawford, Ne. After marrying her best friend and moving to Ashby to start their family, she came to work at BBGH in 1988 as an Emergency Department nurse. She made the switch to chart auditing and has been doing that for 18 years now. Alice realized she wanted to become a nurse when she was approximately 12 years old. She said, “I had an ear infection and had to get an IM antibiotic from a nurse friend. I decided right then that is what I wanted to do. Help others feel better”
“I now enjoy nursing from the ‘outside,’ making sure patient bills go out correctly and also helping the nurses so their documentation is complete,” Alice said. When Alice isn’t helping other nurses and patient, she enjoys fishing, hiking, playing horseshoes, and needlework.
Florence Nightingale, popularly known as the ‘founder of modern nursing’ mentioned in her personal diary in the 1870s, “It will be 150 years to see the kind of nursing I envision.” We hope to continue her vision, 150 years later and 150 years from now. Alice says, “I would love to see more compassion come back into nursing, the old fashioned backrubs and time spent with patients. With all the computer documentations, nursing doesn’t seem to have time to do the things that they used to.”
As 2020 continues, keep your nurses in mind. They have families, hobbies, and feelings just like the rest of us. The main difference is they are courageous enough to do what we cannot, or choose not, to do.