July Employee of the Month: Lisa Tison, RN
Often you know a name and a face, but we don’t always really get to know the wonderful people that come into our homes working for Affinity Home Care Agency. That is why we love highlighting our employee of the month. For the month of July we introduce you to Lisa Tison. Lisa is a nurse with her BSN degree. She has been married for 23 years and is a busy mom of 3 and a grandmother to an adorable 3 ½ year old grandson. Their oldest is their daughter, Madison. They are busy planning a February 2021 wedding. Their daughter, Taylor, is a rising senior at U of M nursing school and she skates on the school’s synchronized skating team. Their son, Luke, is a rising junior at Lakeland High School where he is on the boardercross and golf teams. They have a very active and full house complete with 2 cockapoos. Lisa enjoys working in her yard and completing home improvement projects. When Lisa has time off, she relaxes with family and friends. That relaxation is well deserved!
Lisa has been a valued team member of Affinity Home Care Agency for 13 ½ years. We have benefitted from her expertise, kindness and compassion every day. Lisa started her career in nursing after 12 years as a legal assistant. When her job was being transferred to St. Louis, she decided to accept a severance package and went to nursing school. What a stroke of luck for Affinity! Since that career change, Lisa went back to school again and earned her BSN degree. What a true testament to Lisa’s love of nursing and always wanting to do more to help people. Her favorite part of the work she does for Affinity is creating relationships with her patients and their families. Those bonds are evident because her patients are always excited to see her. Lisa admits that there are sometimes challenges to her job. She is continually educating patients and families about their specific disease process, and instructing them on the importance of being compliant with the physician’s recommendations. Lisa has excellent communication with her patients regarding their symptoms and reporting to their physician. Lisa focuses her efforts on doing everything she can to keep the patient from being rehospitalized. She says, “Affinity is like family. Knowing that you can always call someone to bounce off ideas or address concerns, is helpful when you’re working out in the field.”
Affinity Home Care Agency is fortunate to have such a caring and dedicated nurse for our patients! Congratulations, Lisa Tison for being recognized as our July Employee of the Month! We thank you for all you do on a daily basis to help your patients and their families.