Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Helen Schmitt celebrated 50 years in her nursing career. She graduated Aug. 15, 1960, from
St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing. She married Richard Aug. 27, 1960, and they celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. They raised five boys. She worked part-time in area nursing homes and St. Cloud Hospital. The past 22 years, she worked at Hilltop Care Center. She has volunteered for many activities at Hilltop, including monthly blood pressure and foot clinic for residents in the community.
At her 50th class reunion in September, she found out that she was the only nurse still working at a full-time job. Most have retired from nursing. She states, "I have been blessed with good health and I find enjoyment working with the elderly and great staff at Hilltop. I am happy to see so many of our nursing assistants in the nursing program. I hope I have played a part in their wanting to be nurses. It has been great to see the advances in equipment, but nursing still is tender loving care."
The staff and residents at Hilltop Care Center love it when Helen is working and feel blessed to have her here. Her care and compassion and selfless dedication to them are immeasurable and sets the bar high and challenges everyone to do the same. Hilltop Congratulates Helen.