A journey of caring

As a breast cancer survivor, Debbie Gaugler, a nurse at JMHCC, advocates for regular mammogram screenings. photo | Luann Dart

A journey of caring

Through 45 years of nursing, Debra Gaugler has cared for generations of families – and has been a patient herself.

A nurse at Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center (JMHCC) for 45 years, Gaugler stepped away from her job for nine months in 2018 to become a patient herself – and a breast cancer survivor. Recently, Gaugler was recognized for her years of dedication during JMHCC’s annual meeting.

“Debbie is a true treasure to our facility and we are very lucky to have her on our team. Our staff definitely can feel it when she is not around, as she does so many extra things for our staff that ‘only Debbie does.’ We thank her for her many years of service to our facility and our patients,” says JMHCC Director of Nursing TyAwna Ackerman.

Gaugler’s path to nursing started with her mother, who gave Gaugler a treasured gift after she decided to become a nurse, fulfilling a dream for both women.


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