Director of wound care at Wisconsin hospital named HLGU Outstanding Young Alumnus

Schroeder, Emma

Emma Jacobson Schroeder | Photo courtesy of Hannibal-LaGrange University

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal-LaGrange University recently recognized its annual alumni award winners.

The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award was presented to Emma Jacobson Schroeder. This award is given to a Hannibal-LaGrange graduate, age 35 or younger, for outstanding accomplishments in their profession, business, community, state or nation.

Schroder graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2017. After graduation, she started working as a nurse at Reedsburg Area Medical Center in Reedsburg, Wis. During the past six years, she has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to her profession, community, church and family, according to a press release from the university.

During her time at Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Schroeder has excelled in the wound care department. She has earned certifications in wound care, diabetic wound care, sharps debridement, advanced cardiac life support, basic life support and pediatric advanced life support.

Schroeder recently was named director of wound care and infusion and is the youngest director at Reedsburg Area Medical Center, which employs more than 600 people.

In a press release, Schroeder said, “I love working in the small-town organization that I’ve been at since I began my nursing career in 2017. I work alongside so many amazing healthcare workers and have the opportunity to care for many members of our community.”

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