Mission Champion of the Month July 2024

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July 1st, 2024

Natalie Blattenberger, BSN, RN, Awarded Mission Champion July 2024

Natalie Blattenberger, BSN, RN, joined St. Joseph Hospital in 2006. She began as the first LNA in our Emergency Department and later returned to school to earn her RN through our nurse residency program. After graduation, she worked as a float nurse before returning to the Emergency Department for a few years. In 2016, she transitioned to the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, known as the Cath Lab, and is now the Nurse Supervisor there.

Natalie’s favorite aspect of her job is patient care. Whether she’s managing an intense case, helping save a life, or assisting a cancer patient with getting a port, she finds fulfillment in supporting patients throughout their journey. She also enjoys forming connections with patients who come in for weekly paracentesis, as these frequent visits allow her to build strong bonds with them. Natalie emphasizes that she couldn’t do her job without her incredible Cath Lab team, whose hard work and dedication make them a wonderful group to work with. She also values the strong partnerships she has developed with the providers she supports.

Over the past 16 years, Natalie has come to know countless individuals across various floors and departments, which has been one of her most cherished experiences working at the hospital. She also values the opportunity to support patients during their best and worst days. Witnessing patients recover and lead healthy lives after fearing for their survival is deeply rewarding for her. One of her most treasured memories is delivering a baby while working in the Emergency Department, a joy she holds close to her heart.

Ted White, Clinical Nurse Manager of the Cath Lab, says, “Natalie is an exceptional professional whose tireless efforts and commitment to St. Joseph Hospital set her apart. Her exemplary work ethic is evident in every aspect of her role. Her hardworking nature has been a driving force behind the success of the Cath Lab, and her dedication to delivering patient-centered care is both commendable and inspiring. Natalie consistently goes above and beyond to ensure the well-being and comfort of our patients, embodying our mission and core values.”

He adds, “One of Natalie’s outstanding qualities is her ability to multitask and focus without losing sight of the bigger picture. Her attention to detail and meticulous approach to patient care contributes significantly to the success of our department. Moreover, Natalie’s leadership style is known to be nurturing and supportive, earning her the title of, ‘Mother of the Cath Lab’. She strives to create a positive work environment, fostering a sense of unity among the team. What truly sets Natalie apart, is her selflessness and her commitment to putting others first.”

When Natalie is not working, you can find her spending time with family and friends. She truly treasures any activity involved with water, and loves going to the ocean and lakes in Northern New Hampshire. Natalie also enjoys the simple things in life like spending time with her dog, Gunner, gardening, and quiet time at home. She is married to Marc, who also works at St. Joseph Hospital in the Security Department, and has a stepson, Kody, who is currently stationed at Fort Drum as a Cavalry Scout in the Army.

Congratulations, Natalie!