by Vickie Jenkins, Staff Writer
St. Anthony’s Hospital… It’s been around for over 85 years of exceptional advancing superior health care and is still running strong. On the second floor of the hospital, you will find the wonder of tiny miracles. This is Joyful Beginnings, Labor and Delivery unit. It takes a special person to take care of these mothers-to-be and their precious bundles of joys. Here, you will find excellent doctors, nurses and staff. One particular individual that you will find is Robin Reinart, LPN, charge nurse for sixteen years with a new promotion of Nurse Manager. A very pleasant individual and thankful that she can work with the moms-to-be and their dear cargo! “I get to be a part of something that the mother will remember for the rest of her life. There is nothing like being in the delivery room and helping with the process of birth,” she said. “It’s truly amazing and I feel like this is where I want to be. I love my job,” she said.
SSM St. Anthony’s hospital, Joyful Beginnings is a fourteen bed birthing center. There are 56 nurses and there is a lot of one-on-one time between the mothers and their babies. With 1,100 1,200 babies born each year at St. Anthony’s hospital, a triage and two delivery rooms, Joyful Beginning is such a blessing to parents.
Born and raised in Clinton, OK, Robin attended nursing school at Southwestern State University in Weatherford, OK. When Robin was little, she didn’t even think of being a nurse. “I just knew I would grow up and be an accountant, a neurosurgeon, or an anesthesiologist. At one point, I wanted to be a teacher but it was only because I wanted to write on a chalkboard,” she said with a laugh. “Wanting to be a nurse just kind of happened when I graduated high school. When I went through clinicals and rotations, it was then that I knew that I wanted to work in Labor and Delivery. It was something about being present and making that experiences a great experience for the mother,” Robin added.
What qualities do you think make a good nurse particularly for labor and delivery? “I think a nurse in labor and delivery definitely need empathy, assertiveness, compassion and a love for family,” Robin replied.
If Robin were to give advice to someone going into the medical field, she would tell them, “To go for it. Nursing is a great field to be in; there are so many fields to enter and so many opportunities and avenues where you can go. I would tell them to find your niche and make that your home. Whatever you choose to do, you are obtaining experience for years to come. You will continue to grow as a nurse,” Robin said.
What is your favorite thing about your job? “That would be the fact that I am able to impact a family and make that as special as it can be. All of the nurses work as a team; this is the best team ever. It is truly like our own little family. We back each other up and help each other out,” Robin replied.
Robin’s biggest asset at work is being very assertive. “I’m not afraid to speak up if something is not done the way it should be. I believe in doing something the right way to begin with,” she replied.
On a personal note, Robin enjoys spending time with her son, Jax who will be four years old in October. “A lot of my time is spent playing trucks, dinosaurs or anything involving mud. Do you know how much mud a toddler can get into? Also, I like to read, bake and sing. I just like to sing for myself and Jax,” Robin said. “I do sing pretty well,” she added.
When I asked Robin to describe herself, she said, “I am outgoing and I expect a lot from others but I also expect a lot from myself. I am an optimistic realist and a leader. I am a goal setter and go after it as much as I can. I am somewhat of a perfectionist and that is because I am afraid of failure. I just want to always be a good team player. I love my job a nurse here at SSM St. Anthony’s hospital and can’t see doing anything else.”
What is one word to describe Robin’s life? “That would be, UNPREDICTABLE,” she said with a big smile.
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