Monday, April 08, 2019
by John Twombly • email@example.com
SLCH | Anne Borgmeyer, a nurse practitioner with St. Louis Children’s Hospital Child Health Advocacy and Outreach, earned a national honor recently. Borgmeyer was recognized with the American Association of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s (AAAAI) annual Allied Health Professionals Recognition Award.
“We are so blessed to have someone of Anne’s caliber on our team,” says Lisa Meadows, Healthy Kids director. “Anne is an expert in asthma care who has dedicated her life to helping children and families better manage asthma care.”
Borgmeyer joined SLCH in 1993 as a generalist pediatric nurse practitioner. She and a team of nurse practitioners cared for patients with various admitting diagnoses on
“Asthma was the top admitting diagnosis for our hospital,” she recalls. “Dr. (Robert) Strunk was interested in being our collaborative physician, and we teamed up to roll out a consistent asthma model of care throughout the hospital. We shortened length of stay for patients and cut the cost of care.”
Borgmeyer retired in 2018 after a fulfilling 25-year career at SLCH.
Today, she works as a PRN (as needed) pediatric nurse practitioner with the Healthy Kids Express Asthma Program, seeing students with asthma in their schools.
“My biggest concern is that children with asthma don’t have access to the best care and resources,” she says.
“I strive to find ways to provide excellent, equitable care for children with asthma. Healthy Kids Express is a good fit for me to focus on prevention.”
“Anne is a consummate professional,” says Cindy Brooks, pediatric critical care executive director.
“She advocates for her patients on both the local and national level. Her clinical expertise and drive to improve outcomes for children with asthma are so worthy of this national recognition.”
SLCH clinical social worker Missy Korenblat Hanin, SLCH asthma clinic nurse practitioner Lila Kertz and Washington University allergist/immunologist at SLCH Leonard Bacharier, MD, wrote nomination letters for Borgmeyer.
“Anne has been instrumental in developing and rolling out asthma patient educational tools, hospitalwide health educational initiatives, and asthma care resident training and mentoring,” says Korenblat Hanin.
“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Anne for her longstanding dedication, commitment, passion and excellence,” says Dr. Bacharier. “I have been exceptionally fortunate to work with her for more than two decades, and those interactions have improved my abilities as well.”
Borgmeyer feels honored and privileged to be recognized. “I don’t feel like you can ever do enough for children, and it’s always a team effort,” she says. “I’d be unable to accomplish anything without my colleagues in nursing, medicine, respiratory therapy, social work, psychology, speech, asthma coaches, administration, community agencies and more. There’s so much to be done.”
Ann Borgmeyer’s achievements throughout her career at St. Louis Children’s Hospital include:
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Harolyn Jennings Finger
4/11/2019 4:17 PM
Congratulations and good luck
4/19/2019 11:30 AM
Congrats Anne and good luck on your retirement.