Lori Kornstad

Lori Kornstad

Lori Kornstad, RN

Pediatrics-Blank Children's Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa
United States

Lori Kornstad, RN
Blank Children’s Hospital, Blank 3

For several months, we have had an infant in our care due to a surgical condition after birth. The infant is the first child for this couple and it has been very difficult for them to see past the next day let alone into the future.

Lori has a son who had the same surgical issue at birth and was in the hospital for six months. She made a scrapbook of her son and brought it in to show the parents that although this time is difficult, soon they would have their son at home and he would thrive, grow, and play sports like her son!

Lori's gesture made such an impact on these parents and provided the hope and encouragement they needed to care for their son. I am proud of Lori for taking the initiative to share a part of her life with this young couple.

Lori works weekend package nights and is an advocate for her patients and families. She is known for doing the "little things" and going the extra mile to make sure all patients have what they need and then some. We are very fortunate to have Lori on our nursing team!