Nikki Thordarson, CNO

DCHC Names New Chief Nursing Officer

Davis County Hospital & Clinics (DCHC) is pleased to announce that Nikki Thordarson, MSN, RN, EMT-P has joined their leadership team as their new Chief Nursing Officer.

In her new role, Nikki will lead the overall clinical and administrative operations and strategy for patient cares services. Thordarson joins DCHC from the Education, Infection Prevention & Wellness Coordinator role at DCHC.

“We are excited to welcome Nikki to the DCHC leadership team,” said Veronica Fuhs, Chief Executive Officer at DCHC. “Her kind, visible leadership style, as well as her ability to foster strong communication and collaboration across all interdisciplinary teams including nurses and physicians, will be a great asset in achieving our vision to provide dedicated, compassion healthcare to our community.”

“I’m looking forward to working with the team on further developing the hospital’s excellent, and compassionate culture,” said Thordarson. “My approach is to consistently find ways for team members to support each other in pursuing our goals. The role of nursing is critical in providing excellence in patient care and significantly impacts hospitals operations.”

Nikki and her husband, Nathan, have lived in Bloomfield for 14 years. Nathan, originally from Bloomfield, also serves on the historical commission for Davis County. Nikki and Nathan have three children, Taylor (17), Brandon (15), and Harper (7).

Thordarson has a wide breadth of clinical experience in rural and tertiary healthcare care facilities. She brings a wealth of knowledge on education and experience for health care workers, and we are thrilled to have her on our team,” said Fuhs.


Robin Ehrenhard, RN Receives DCHCS’ 2021 DAISY Award

Robin Ehrenhard, RN has been named Davis County Hospital & Clinics’ 2021 DAISY Award recipient.

Nominations for Davis County Hospital & Clinics’ (DCHC) DAISY Award were submitted by patients and their families, colleagues, managers, physicians and community members, and then a small committee of DCHC front line team members chose this year’s honoree through a blinded nomination process. There were 14 DCHC nurses nominated this year: Paige Helton, RN, Melissa Frederick, LPN, Brooklyn Smith, LPN, Julie Baker, RN, Amy Marlow, RN, Rachel Lames, RN, Carrie Berry, RN, Megan Whisler, PNP, Sue Fox, LPN, Tara Porter, RN, Robin Ehrenhard, RN, Sydney Thordarson, RN, Jana Gooden, RN, and Khelcie Ruth, LPN.

Robin is a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Acute Care Inpatient department Davis County Hospital & Clinics. Robin was nominated by a peer, “Robin demonstrates care for the whole person with each patient and family she is a nurse for during an ER visit or as patient on the acute care floor.  She has the ability to assess and respond to the overall health and wellness of the individual.  I have seen her give time to patients who benefit from just them telling others what is bothering them with their physical or mental health needs. Robin educates patients on what to expect especially at discharge and what the next steps are for the patient.  Robin learns much from her conversation with patients to identify and recommend ways to enhance their treatment here and at home and shares with providers and other team members things she has learned from the patient.  When she has downtime, she keeps herself productive with projects and also doing things with patients. Robin is also involved in caring for others outside of her job with local ministries in their outreach programs.”

“Robin is incredibly deserving of this year’s 2021 DAISY Award,” commented Amy Marlow, Patient Services Manager at Davis County Hospital & Clinics. “She is truly dedicated to her patients, and it shows through her care. We are proud to have Robin on the DCHC inpatient care team!”

A signature program of the DAISY Foundation, the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes individual nurses throughout the year for their extraordinary, compassionate care. More than 3,600 health care facilities and nursing schools across the US and in 21 other countries participate every year.

About the DAISY Award

“The DAISY Awards were created to express gratitude to nurses around the world for their compassion,” said Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Co-Founder and CEO of the DAISY Foundation. “This year’s honorees exemplify the professionalism and humanity that are hallmarks of outstanding nursing care.”

DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Award was established by the DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes who died at 33 of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease. The Barnes Family was awestruck by the clinical skills, caring and compassion of the nurses who cared for Barnes, so they created this international award to say thank you to nurses everywhere.

For more information about the DAISY Award and Foundation, visit




About Davis County Hospital & Clinics
Davis County Hospital & Clinics is a 25-bed, critical access hospital located in Bloomfield, Iowa, committed to providing dedicated, compassionate, health care to the community. In addition, the Davis County Hospital Medical Associates Clinic provides care for the entire family and is located at Davis County Hospital & Clinics. For more information about Davis County Hospital, please visit