Notable Heroes in Health Care: Terri Cohn

Last updated on December 17th, 2021 at 12:22 pm

When Terri Cohn, MSN, RN, interviews potential nursing candidates, she always asks, “Why do you want to work in behavioral health?”

“You have a story, I have a story, and each patient has a story,” Cohn said. “I want the people on this team to never judge how a story is created. It’s not our place to judge but to instead help an individual change a chapter in their story.” 

As executive director of nursing, Cohn oversees nursing services throughout Rogers Behavioral Health’s nine-state system. While her responsibilities involve big-picture needs, she makes it a priority to stay connected with daily nursing operations, according to colleagues.

“Terri is very hands-on,” said Brad Riemann, chief clinical officer and chief operating officer. “She frequently rounds in our programs to get a pulse for what’s going on and to address challenging situations with patients.” 

“Terri’s leadership, effort and skill have been central to the success of our system’s COVID response and our ability to keep giving patients the care that they need in this pandemic,” said Dr. Jerry Halverson, chief medical officer.

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