Community Hospital’s celebration of Nurses Week culminated with a ceremony to recognize the most outstanding nurse and top patient caregiver, as voted by their co-workers. Lynda Burgeson, a registered nurse on 3 South Medical unit has received the “2016 Nursing Excellence Award,” and Jayson Jenkins, a patient care technician in the Radiation Oncology department, is recipient of the “2016 Patient Caregiver Excellence Award.”
What you picture yourself doing when you’re growing up isn’t always where you ultimately end up. Though some people do realize their childhood dreams, others wind up in a career they never could have imagined.
St. Mary Medical Center awarded Dee Bedella, of Hobart, as the STAR Employee of the Year at their 43rd Annual Service Awards Dinner on May 13. Nearly 300 employees and guests came together to celebrate the employee of the year and other staff recognized for their years of service to the hospital.
In April, Frontier Communications of Valparaiso promoted former Technical Supervisor, Lawrence Gaines, to the position of General Manager. Gaines brings years of experience as a technician and supervisor in the telecommunications field with him into the role of General Manager and he spoke about what brought him to Frontier and what challenges lie ahead.
In recognition of National Nurses Week, St. Mary Medical Center administration and staff awarded five nurses with the 2016 Nursing Pillar Awards. These awards honor nurses who go above and beyond their duties, providing the best in patient care across five categories that represent the hospital’s operational mission and goals: Service, Quality, Finance, Growth and People, as well as a Super Star Award for the nurse who best exemplifies the characteristics of all categories combined.
Kathy Koehler, a 19-year nurse who serves in the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Medical-Surgical unit, accepts an annual St. Camillus Award plaque from Matthew Troy, MD, medical staff president, during a recent meeting.
Strack and Van Til has many great people in their employ. Joshua Piech is a store director for the Strack and Van Til on US Highway 30 in Valparaiso, and since his arrival into his position at the company he has jumped head first into local community involvement.
Mary Ann Augustine addresses a packed house May 6 after receiving the annual Florence Nightingale award, presented by the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Performance Council of Shared Decision Making, to nurses who exhibit excellence in care through compassion, commitment and accountability, and who show outstanding dedication to the mission and values of Franciscan Alliance. Augustine, of Demotte, an Intensive Care Unit registered nurse, has spent 37 of her 45 years in the profession at Franciscan St. Anthony. Among the accolades she received from peers, Augustine was called caring and sincere in her words and actions, a great team player who never complains and takes care of families, as well as patients; and one whose...
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomed four new members to their Board of Directors at their April 18, 2016 meeting. The organization’s new Board members are Kris Condon, director of human resources for Family Express; Dan Marchetti, chief financial officer for Urschel Laboratories; Rene Martin, vice president relationship manager for First Merchants Bank; and Lori Simon, executive assistant to the mayor for the City of Valparaiso.