RiverView Prior Authorization Representative Lisa Roudybush is not in Kansas anymore, and for that her coworkers and RiverView patients are thankful. As a matter of fact, Roudybush has made such an impression since joining RiverView in January 2017, that she was recently named RiverView’s Employee of the Month (EOM) for September.

    Roudybush grew up on a farm outside of Sabetha, Kansas. Because her husband of almost 23 years, Matt, is in the food manufacturing industry, the family has lived in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and now Minnesota.

    A member of RiverView’s Patient Financial Services Team, Roudybush has Associate’s Degrees in Applied Science and Medical Billing and Coding, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Colorado Technical University Online.

    The Roudybush family resides outside of Nielsville. Lisa and Matt have six children: Derek, 22, who will soon move back to Minnesota to work; Hunter, 20, a crew chief in the United States Air Force, stationed in Arizona where he resides with his wife of one-year, Yareli; Hannah, 18, who will be attending Northland Community College in the spring for phlebotomy; Payton, 8th grade; Braden, 6th grade; and Zander, 4th grade. The three youngest children attend Climax Shelly Public Schools.  
    Roudybush lists her three passions in life as, “God, my family and the Denver Broncos. I love watching NFL Football with my family, especially when we all like different NFL teams. As time allows, I also enjoy crafting and working on our house.’’

    Of her EOM honor, Roudybush said: “I am so thankful for being recognized as a valued employee of RiverView Health.  When I went back to school to get my bachelor’s degree, my main goal was to make a difference in the lives that I touch.  The patients that I speak to daily are so thankful that we take the time to check their insurance benefits prior to surgical procedures.’’