NurseWise Celebrates Companies That Care Day

NurseWise Celebrates Companies That Care Day By Honoring Two Executives
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ST. LOUIS - March 6, 2014 - PRLog -- As national Companies That Care Day (March 18, 2014) is celebrated across the US, the health care professionals at NurseWise, a national provider of multilingual nurse triage and health education services, are proud to bring awareness to the day by sharing NurseWise’s commitment to community engagement.

“NurseWise is a leading health care organization with an active focus on improving the whole health and lives of individuals and families,” said Kimberly D. Tuck, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer of NurseWise. “We strive to positively impact our community by creating personalized, educational interactions led by warm and caring health care professionals who empower those we serve by providing advice that leads to better health outcomes. It is an honor to make a difference in the lives of other people, both as an organization and as concerned community members.”

NurseWise was founded in 1995 by its parent company, Centene Corporation, to assist with the mission of providing better health care outcomes for underserved populations. The award-winning health care services provided by NurseWise strengthen the health care continuum between underserved populations and health care systems by providing increased levels of health care awareness, access and adherence to medical programs and advice that aid people in get the most appropriate type of medical care at the most appropriate time.

In addition to being a dynamic health organization, NurseWise is fortunate to be led by clinically experienced and altruistic individuals. The most senior and tenured executives are two practiced Registered Nurses whose community involvement is as impressive as their business acumen and achievements in the health care industry.

Kimberly Tuck, RN

As the President and Chief Executive Officer of NurseWise, Kimberly Tuck has played a central role in growing NurseWise from a niche nurse advice line for a small cluster of health plans to its present day standing as a national provider of multilingual nurse triage and outreach health education. With six US brick-and-mortar locations, NurseWise delivers care to more than five million lives each year. While her professional experience includes more than 30 years of health care and clinical practice, her time away from NurseWise demonstrates her continual commitment to helping others. Tuck has served on the Board of Directors for The Haven of Grace since 2011. The Haven of Grace serves young, homeless pregnant women by providing a safe home, teaching parenting and life skills, and offering emotional support so they develop the knowledge, skills and resources needed to live independently and provide for the needs of their family. Over the past years during the winter holiday season, Tuck has inspired her team members at NurseWise to collect clothes, toys and household items for the mothers and children at The Haven of Grace. With Tuck at the helm, every year NurseWise humbly delivers multiple car loads of goods to families who need a little assistance making it through a difficult time.

“The Haven of Grace is an incredible organization with a meaningful purpose and mission. It is an honor to play a role in making lives brighter for families in need,” said Tuck.

In addition to The Haven of Grace, Tuck currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the West County Family YMCA in Chesterfield, Mo. She has also served on Centene’s PAC Board of Directors since 2011. Additionally, Tuck has prior involvement serving in theMuscular Dystrophy Association’s Northern California Chapter in secretary, treasurer and presidential capacities. As a recognized forward-thinking leader, Tuck also has played an active role in the United Way Women’s Leadership Initiative. When it comes to caring for others, Tuck’s love for service, education and empowerment is evident throughout her record of professional affiliations and community involvements.

Kristine Ziegler, RN

Whether in her role as corporate executive, civic leader, nurse or entrepreneur, Kristine Ziegler, NurseWise’s Vice President Sales, Marketing and Business Development, sees opportunities to help people where others see only problems.

“Kristine’s drive for removing barriers and seeking out solutions is evident in everything she touches,” said Tuck. “Kristine is a force of nature and catalyst who blazes trails to improved operations and organizational success wherever she goes.”

In addition to driving strategic goals and market expansion for NurseWise, Ziegler’s non-stop, contagiously positive energy and her ability to lead has been called upon by a long list of community organizations. For the past four years, Ziegler has served on the Board of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis’ South County Branch and led many of the organization’s fundraising efforts and initiatives. Ziegler also has helped to honor deserving nurses as a member of The March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Committee for the St. Louis Chapter of March of Dimes since 2012. She has also served in The Healthcare Business Women’s Association’s (HBA) St. Louis Chapter since 2008, and . been an active participant in the St. Louis Professionals in Healthcare Quality organization since 2005. From 2007 to 2009, Ziegler served in multiple roles with St. Martin of Tours Parish, helping to support the organization. Ziegler also helped raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through the organizations popular Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon “Jail Bird Lock Up” Fundraiser for five years. Since 2007, she has served  on Centene’s Political Action Committee, and for the past two years, Ziegler has played an active role in The Goddard School’s Saint Louis Parent Teacher’s Organization.

In addition to existing organizations, Ziegler also was a founder in establishing the nonprofit “Ali’s Army” for her friend’s teenage daughter who received leukemia diagnosis. Through leading fundraising events – and often gathering donations herself – the organization raised more than $15,000. During that time, she, along with her mom and sister, opened Addi Lu’s, a South County boutique where the “Ali Necklace” is still currently sold with proceeds benefiting the family.

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