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Published: May 9, 2022
Celebrating National Nurse’s Week: Meet June

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May 6 – 12 is National Nurse’s Week 2022. We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the nurses who work here at The Independence Center. Every day, they make a difference in the lives of others and we couldn’t do what we do without them.

Today, we’d like you to meet June Johnston, who has been our Home Health Clinical  Manager for the past three and a half years.

June grew up as a self-described country girl in California. She met her husband in high school band and they have been married for 52 years. Together, they have lived in six different states, one of them twice. They have three children and 11 grandchildren.

She began her nursing career early, when she volunteered in a nursing home while in high school. Since graduating from nursing school in 1973, June has had a varied career in many types of nursing. She started as a charge nurse in the ER of a large county hospital/trauma center. She transitioned to a mobile intensive care nurse field, training paramedics for about a year, before going to surgical intensive care.

When she lived in Missouri, she worked in home health and hospice. She found her passion working as a hospice nurse for nine years, five of those as hospice director. She worked as a school nurse in Houston and then returned to hospice when she and her husband moved to Colorado. Following a stint at a large family practice clinic with Peak Vista, she took on her current role at The IC.

Thinking about her different experiences, June says, “During my entire career, I have felt called to serve underserved populations. The places I have worked have blessed me with all the different people I have been allowed to serve.”

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