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Newcastle nurse honored for vaccination work

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. – Kimberly Scharf, a Registered Nurse at the Regional Health Medical Clinic in Newcastle, has received statewide recognition for her work as the community vaccine coordinator for the clinic and the community.

Ashley Tupper, a Nurse Practitioner at Regional Health Medical Clinic in Newcastle, nominated Scharf for the honor. She noted that in 2018 Scharf drafted and designed a notification feature within Epic, Regional Health’s electronic health records system, that is now used throughout Regional Health to remind patients and providers when vaccinations are needed.

Scharf also created a program for monthly vaccine audits, and spearheaded numerous flu shot, Tdap, HPV and meningitis clinics. She also worked with the state of Wyoming to decrease the paperwork for vaccination.

“Kimberly has made great strides implementing new programs and policies for decreasing missed opportunities and increasing provider, nursing, and community immunization awareness,” Tupper said.
Tupper and Scharf will attend the Wyoming Immunization Conference in Casper, May 21-22.

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