Published on April 25, 2019

Mary Greeley's Amy Dagestad Named 'Emerging Leader' by Top Nursing Organization

AMES, IA – Amy Dagestad, director of Maternal/Child Services at Mary Greeley Medical Center, has been named a 2019 Emerging Leader by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).

The AWHONN program provides outstanding nurses a year-long leadership training program. Activities include guidance from mentors, networking events, meetings with Congressional staff, continuing education opportunities, and other leadership training.

Dagestad, MSN, RN, NE-BC, RNC-OB, joined Mary Greeley in 2015. She earned her BSN and MSN in nursing leadership from Allen College in Waterloo. Prior to joining Mary Greeley, she worked in maternity services at UnityPoint Health Des Moines. She has received several honors during her career, including being named a Top 100 Great Iowa Nurse in 2011.

Dagestad oversees Mary Greeley’s Birthways unit, which delivers more than 1,100 babies a year. Mary Greeley is one of only two Iowa hospitals to earn Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA. Birthways has also received a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designation, which recognizes high-quality, affordable maternity care.

AWHONN promotes the health of women and newborns, and the nursing profession through advocacy, research, education, and other professional and clinical resources.

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