Spending time with her fiancé and their dog, working out at Orange Theory Fitness, followed by eating a delicious home-cooked meal, streaming The Mindy Project and helping sepsis patients on their road to recovery are just a few important aspects that make up Marianne Krueger’s life.
Marianne Krueger, BSN, RN, CCRN, HACP, has been part of UofL Health since October 2019 and works as the sepsis program manager for UofL Health and as the sepsis coordinator for UofL Health – UofL Hospital. Within her role, Marianne reviews the treatment quality level for sepsis patients and provides feedback to nurses and providers on areas of improvement as well as recognizing them for excellent levels of care.
Although Marianne does not deal with patients face to face, her efforts to implement the safest hospital policies and protocols make a huge impact as she contributes to the excellent levels of patient care delivered by our hospitals. Marianne shared with us the importance of sepsis screening and documentation for UofL Health as a whole.
“My goal is for every patient to receive the same quality of care at any location in our system,” Marianne said. “A patient may transfer from one facility in our organization to another during their initial window of sepsis treatment and we understand guidelines and expectations for the treatment for sepsis, ensuring quality care throughout UofL Health.”
If you were to ask Marianne about her favorite aspect of UofL Health, she would say that it’s our organization’s ability to adapt to a patient’s needs and the community’s needs, both of which are constantly evolving.
“We understand that to provide the best care, we must connect with our patients in a way that is effective for them,” Marianne explained. “When we first started offering COVID-19 vaccines, it was so meaningful to me to physically go out into the community and provide that service to them and reduce any barriers from them receiving care.”
Marianne’s work holds a personal touch as she always treats patients with the level of care she would want her own loved ones to receive. When given the opportunity to speak to a patient or family member, she strives to leave a positive impact through interaction, so the patient and visitor feel safe and know she, as well as the rest of the patient’s care team, cares about their well-being.
Marianne hopes that UofL Health will continue to be recognized for its excellent patient-centered care and, eventually, as one of the best hospitals per the U.S. News Hospital Rankings and Ratings.
“I want our patients to associate UofL Health with quality care and I want our staff to feel proud of the care they provide,” Marianne said.
Originally from Tell City, Ind., Marianne’s small-town roots can’t stop her love of traveling. Now that the pandemic is settling out, she is looking forward to catching a flight to see her friends and family (and probably grabbing a bloody mary or two while she’s at it).
Marianne lives by the quote “You only get out what you put into it” and it’s evident that she embodies those words through her hard work and dedication to UofL Health. If you see her out and about give her a wave, she’ll be happy to see a smiling face!