Cassi Reed received her bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State and is the charge nurse in Outpatient Surgery at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. She has worked for the Methodist Health System since 2009 and has been full-time at Methodist Jennie Edmundson for the last two years.
In addition to hands-on patient care, Reed’s job involves creating schedules and nursing assignments to prepare patients for surgery, help them through recovery and give them infusions. One of the most rewarding parts of Reed’s job is reassuring patients before their procedures.
“With COVID-19 and visitor restrictions, the nursing staff has become that calming person for patients. I love to visit with patients to find out where they are from and why they chose Jennie,” she said. “You really get to know the ones who come back for different procedures as their health changes.”
Reed has been married to her husband, Brian, for 15 years and they have two daughters, a son and two yellow Labs that are like their kids. They met in college and moved back to Iowa in 2008. Brian is a farmer and they live on an acreage in rural Macedonia. Cassi’s side hustle is “Mama’s Taxi Service,” as all three kids are involved in anything they can do.
“Softball and baseball will consume our June. I love to volunteer at Riverside and am a member of the Principal’s Cabinet and secretary for Riverside youth sports. I also do some coaching,” Cassi Reed said. “Prior to COVID, I loved to work with the youth at Carson Methodist Church helping to organize the Bible School program.”
Reed’s family loves to go boating and the kids love to ski and tube at Lake Icaria. And, on any hot day you will find them swimming and camping at the local rock quarry.
Please join the Jennie Edmundson Foundation in thanking its health care heroes. If you would like to honor a health care worker at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, consider making a gift to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. To learn more about the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, or to make a donation, please call 712-396-6040 or visit jehfoundation.org.
— Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital