HRMC Honors Cruse as December Exceptional Employee

December 16, 2016

Huron, S.D. – Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) honored its December Exceptional Employee of the Month, Jennefer Cruse, LPN, with a reception on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Cruse, who has worked as a clinic nurse at HRMC for more than five years and currently works in pediatrics at HRMC Physicians Clinic, was nominated by coworkers to receive the honor. According to nominating coworkers, “Jen’s patients love her as evidenced by the smiles and hugs she receives – no matter their age.

“She shows respect and compassion daily in her interactions with children, their parents and coworkers,” the nominaton continued. “Jen is also a great team player covering other staff, answering the phone at reception when needed and sincerely asking how she can help.”

HRMC’s Exceptional Employee of the Month award recognizes an employee who goes above and beyond to exceed expectations. Employees can be nominated by other employees or by a patient or visitor who witnesses exceptional service. A committee of employees from various hospital departments chooses the employee on a monthly basis and an Exceptional Employee of the Year is chosen at year-end from the 12 monthly honorees.

As December exceptional employee, Cruse received a reception with friends, family and coworkers, a meal certificate to a local restaurant, a professional photo session and portrait, $50, a lapel pin and a special parking place for a month.

Cruse attended Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, Iowa, graduating in May 2004. After graduation, she worked in Pierre before moving to the Huron area. Prior to joining HRMC, she worked as a clinic nurse at Huron Clinic.

Cruse and her husband, Jesse, who is a partner veterinarian at Huron Veterinary Hospital, have two children. Marissa, a freshman at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota; and Blake, a sophomore at Huron High School. In her spare time, Cruse enjoys watching her kid’s activities, camping in the summer and spending time with friends and family.

Patients or visitors can nominate an exceptional employee by calling 353-6539 for a nomination form or via e-mail at