Tammy Koenecke, RN, BSN, MASL, is RAMC's Spiritual Care Coordinator. Her mission is to promote spiritual awareness in patients, families and staff, thereby facilitating healing in the presence of illness and the absence of cure from birth to end of life.
Click below to read Tammy's recent Spiritual Reflection Letters
January 2017 - Checking In
February - Take Your Time
March - The Way Out
April - Guard Your Tongue and Your Thumbs
May - Turn That Frown Upside Down
June - Where True Beauty is Found
July - Come Together
August - Little Irritations
September - Acceptance
October - Sometime Later
November - The Gift of Discernment
Click below to read Tammy's recent Spiritual Growth Exercise.
January 2017 - Resolve to Make a Real Change
February - The Seven Steps of Morning
March - Stop Living Tomorrow, Start Living Today
April - It's All In a Word
May - Fuel Your Inner Light and Let It Shine
June - Building Relationships
July - Spiritual Connections
August - The Best Fruits
September - The Only Constant
October - The Harvest
What is a Spiritual Care Coordinator?
Tammy provides support to our patients and their families as they address their health needs, and helps them in making decisions about their health care. This may include Advanced Care Planning and Health Care Power of Attorney document assistance.
She provides End of Life care to patients and families, and works with physicians, social services, hospice, and other health care agencies to meet individual needs.
Tammy also assists individuals through their grieving process, here at the hospital, in grief support groups and on the telephone.
When Mourning Dawns - a five session video-based program that allows you to identify the seasons of your grief and assist you in your grief walk. See Classes & Events.
Advance Directives (Healthcare Power of Attorney documents) - assistance with understanding and filling out these documents - call Tammy to set up an appointment.
Service of Remembrance - in memory of the loss of your loved one(s), offered in the fall, one time per year. See Classes & Events
End of Life questions - Call Tammy at 608-768-6249.
The Go Wish Game – Conversations about the end of life can be hard. Where do you start? What questions should you consider? How to you put together an advance care plan?
At RAMC we are always open to ideas for making education fun. Try this creative conversation starting game: “Go Wish©” (used with permission). Select a card from the pile and then determine what level of importance it holds for you. When you are finished you can print of the results and share them with your family and friends.