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Welcome Associates to Lunch with Paula Deen Thursday, April 25, 2013. Thank you for all you do for St. John Providence Health System. Christine Allor. Christine is an excellent compassionate RN. Nominated by: Deborah Ritter. Sheila Andrews.

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Welcome associates to lunch with paula deen thursday april 25 2013

Welcome Associates to Lunch with Paula DeenThursday, April 25, 2013


Welcome associates to lunch with paula deen thursday april 25 2013

Thank you for all you do for

St. John Providence Health System


Christine allor

Christine Allor

  • Christine is an excellent compassionate RN.

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Ritter


Sheila andrews

Sheila Andrews

  • Sheila simply loves Paula Deen. She is a follower of her show and cookbooks. She would love to see her in person. I’m sure she would be ecstatic to see her.

  • Nominated by:

  • Lena McClary


Buituin archinas

Buituin Archinas

  • Buituin demonstrates the Vision and Values of St. John Providence each and everyday. She goes above and beyond her work requirements and will do what is asked of her. The patients love her because of her sunny disposition and compassions she shows to them and her peers. She demonstrates service excellence each day and never complaints. She went out of her way to help an ill associate by bringing food and staying while she received treatment. She is an asset to the department and deserves a special treat even though she doesn’t feel like she does.

  • Nominated by:

  • Janice Swanson


Kathy audia

Kathy Audia

  • We would like to honor our four administrative professionals in attendance at the luncheon on Administrative Assistance day. Each truly reflect our Mission, Vision and Values and demonstrates outstanding professionalism each and every day.

  • Nominated by:

  • Candace Huetteman


Cheryl bailey

Cheryl Bailey

  • During the past year, Cheryl has volunteered to be our site representative during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and she used a vacation day to have a bake sale to raise money for breast cancer. She purchased the supplies with her own money and spent the weekend baking. She is currently preparing for the 3-Day breast cancer walk. Cheryl is on the site’s Mission & Spirituality Committee. She is also our department baker and bakes treats each month for any birthday celebrations. In addition, she is also an outstanding OR RN, kind, compassionate, professional and dedicated to patient safety.

  • Nominated by:

  • Lisa Koehler


Cynthia baker

Cynthia Baker

  • Cindy is our lead pharmacy technician and she goes above and beyond to make the work environment the best possible for her pharmacy technicians. She truly lives the St. John Providence Values and organizes events to improve morale within the department. She is a very dedicated, hard worker who will makes many sacrifices to cover shits. She is not only the lead but she is also our go to person for Pyxis. Cindy wears many hats in our department and does very well. It would be wonderful if her hard work was recognized and she is a huge Paula Deen fan!

  • Nominated by:

  • Lisa Herz


Joanna baker

Joanna Baker

  • Always has a smile on her face. She works hard everyday. She is a strong patient advocate and strives for excellence every moment, everyday. She never complains and serves as a mentor to the newer nurses. She emulates our Values!

  • Nominated by:

  • Marilyn Brennan


Colleen bandes

Colleen Bandes

  • Colleen is an excellent OR RN. She is dedicated to patient safety and is an example for her peers.

  • Nominated by:

  • Lisa Koehler


Carmella bavol

Carmella Bavol

  • Carmella is an exceptionally compassionate RN.

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Ritter


Deborah benson

Deborah Benson

  • Deb has twice stepped up to the plate to cover the West Bloomfield laboratory operations when her co-worker was on LOA. The two of them make up the primary coverage at that site and their coverage overlaps from 06:00-17:00. Deb, who is part-time, extended her hours and days of coverage for an extended period of time to ensure our patients would be served. During that time, she actually demonstrated improvement in our quality control systems and performed her workload without error or omissions of documentations.

  • Nominated by:

  • Bob Hebert


Jeff berger

Jeff Berger

  • Jeff is a lead physical therapist whose innovations lead the way in getting patients back to their lives. While demonstrating a genuine compassion for all in need, he seeks to gain knowledge and share it with our entire division in order to give the best to our patients. This is evident in the patient outcomes. Jeff truly lives the Mission and helps the most vulnerable, setting an example for all to follow and using the 10 Principles to guide him.

  • Nominated by:

  • Gail Regener


Renate bleil

Renate Bleil

  • Renate has been an exemplary associate for many years at Eastwood Clinics. She has always been a team player and is willing to help out where ever she is needed. She went above and beyond recently. When another associate, who does not have family in the area, become ill and needed to be transported to the hospital by ambulance, Renate followed the ambulance and stayed with the associate until she was admitted. Renate saw to the associate’s car being returned home and then went back to the hospital so her colleague would not feel alone or scared and stayed with her until 11:30 pm. Renate returned the next day, brought a newspaper for the associate and spent the day with her. When the associate was discharged, Renate picked her up and took her home and stayed until associate felt comfortable and even offered to stay the night! This just shows Renate exemplifies the Values of SJPHS in all aspects of her life and is most deserving of this recognition.

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Endres


Terry boguslawski

Terry Boguslawski

  • Terry splits her work time between two areas of our department and does so without complaint. She is happy to learn new skills and does what it takes to get the job done.

  • Nominated by:

  • Debbie Rose


Bonnie brown

Bonnie Brown

  • Bonnie is a real team player who is always stepping in and assisting those in need. She also is dedicated to her position. I never had to ask her twice for something and she is always ahead of the game.

  • Nominated by:

  • Laura Napiewocki


Brenda brown

Brenda Brown

  • Brenda is a great worker who loves to cook.

  • Nominated by:

  • Julie DeConinck


Sametta brown

Sametta Brown

  • Sametta has a very special way of connecting with our surgery patients. She sees the fear in their eyes and always is able to get them to talk about it, calm them down and have them feeling at ease before the surgery even starts. Whether it is her smile and laughter or just understanding and holding a hand, she has a special gift.

  • Nominated by:

  • Sherry Broderick


Rosemary buckhave

Rosemary Buckhave

  • Rosemary has worked at Providence Hospital since 1977 in various roles within the Surgical Services area. We have great associates in our department but Rosemary is one of the most valuable associates that we have. She managed all of our IT issues, reports and financial reporting. She is called upon by physicians, leaders and associates and does so without complaint. Rosemary is hardworking, positive, and a role model for all of us. She is has a busy home life and sadly lost her mother at the age of 93 a few weeks ago. This June Rosemary will retire after 35+ years and more than deserves a fun event such as the Paula Deen lunch.

  • Nominated by:

  • Tammie Steinard


Damien buchkowski

Damien Buchkowski

  • Damien is the oncology dietician and has the gift of making every interaction with patient and families a positive experience. He not only provides nutritional guidance but helps to navigate patients through their treatments.

  • Nominated by:

  • Lorri Lipa


Beverly burgess

Beverly Burgess

  • Beverly is an extraordinary nurse. She goes out of her way to make sure that her patients are families are happy with the care that they receive. I received a call last week from the son of one of her patients who explained that his sisters were extremely demanding and he was so impressed by Beverly and the way she cared for the needs of the mother and sisters. His mother had been discharged from other facility and decided to give SJHMC a try and were very impressed especially with the care that Beverly provided.

  • Nominated by:

  • Sandy Budzynski


Meredith burkard

Meredith Burkard

  • Meredith works hard at coordinating the schedule and assignments of our EP Lab on a daily basis and this would be a nice getaway as a reward for her dedication. She is also a fan of Paula Deen.

  • Nominated by:

  • Tony DelVillano


Angela burton

Angela Burton

  • Angie is the best administrative assistant one can have!! She is extremely hard working and dedicated to assisting everyone in the Managed Care Department. She is also part of the CSB Activities Committee and contributes materially to the committee activities that all benefit from. She volunteers discretionary effort to those in need such as adopt a family, etc. She is truly a caring and wonderful person!

  • Nominated by:

  • Margaret Endres


Antonia burton

Antonia Burton

  • Annie Burton served as on of the TEAM Pink champions this year, an effort that raised more than $10,500 dollars for Because We Care. Annie is a rallier and a networker. I was not surprised at all that this warm caring, compassionate person could be so influential. She has been employed at Providence Hospital on 4 W since November 1999. She takes pride in caring for her patients and has been called "fresh was a ray of sunshine.” She has a history of helping others, whether cleaning a patient’s dirty nails, help a co-worker who was caring for a dying parent, or collecting money for flower arrangements to represent 4 West. On 4 West, she keeps up with the phones, arranges all unit announcement boards, keeps the floor organized and maintained, and still provides excellent care to her patients.

  • Nominated by:

  • Jennifer Valenti and Jennifer Cassady


Lynn cassar

Lynn Cassar

  • Lynn is dedicated to her patients, co-workers and SJPHS, evidenced by her employment history since 1999. She establishes positive rapport with her patients, families and other members of the health team. Lynn always comes in with a giggle and big smile. She enjoys baking and frequently brings “goodies” to the unit and was given the “Betty Crocker” nickname. Lynn was so happy to be given the change of possibly meeting Paula Deen. Her co-workers are hoping for her to be chosen so she can bring them back some cooking tips and new recipes.

  • Nominated by:

  • Aida Santos


Nancy cassisa

Nancy Cassisa

  • Nancy is consistently passionate about customer service and is one of our SEA’s on the unit. She is definitely a cheerleader on the unit and is very flexible and adaptable when any unit change occurs. She is also very influential in inspiring her co-workers to lead by her example. She consistently provides a holistic experience for her patients. She prays with patients for comfort as well as sings to them to cheer their spirits. Nancy also uses other holistic modalities including aromatherapy, massage, present, and music therapy for pain control and anxiety relief. Nancy truly values the Care Promises of SJPHS and goes above and beyond every shift to meet the needs of all customers.

  • Nominated by:

  • Brook Grzadzinski


Debra cawthon

Debra Cawthon

  • Debra is an outstanding associate. As our dispatcher, Debra goes above and beyond to make sure that her security officers are safe and accounted for during her shift. She makes a difference each and every time she steps in the door to work. Debra is extremely dedicated and rarely takes time off. She is knowledgeable and take initiative to make sure all customer issues are handled in a professional manner. I wish that I had more Debra’s in my department.

  • Nominated by:

  • Jeff Harris


Coni heimann rn

Coni Heimann, RN

  • Coni is a strong patient advocate and caring nurse. She always treats her patients and their families as her own. She exemplifies our vision and values in her daily work.

  • She was instrumental in putting together our cookbook project this past year to raise funds for the unit to purchase toys, books, and extra items for our pediatric patients. She collected recipes, spent hours of her own time typing them up and contacting publishing companies to produce a fabulous cookbook.

  • Nominated by:

  • Julie Frederick RN/Marcia Schultz RN


Laura hermann

Laura Hermann

  • Laura is an OB ultrasound sonographer and treats her patients like they are family members. She goes out of her way to make sure they have what they need at the time of their appointment. Patients request Laura because of her caring ways. She always goes above and beyond without being asked. She is a role model to service excellence and is proud to be a St. John Providence associate.

  • Nominated by:

  • Janice Swanson


Regina horne

Regina Horne

  • As one of the front desk associates at the Southfield Cancer Center, Regina is one of the first people that patients and their families meet. Her smile and caring demeanor help to establish a relationship that often lasts well beyond the end of the patient’s treatment. She takes the time to makes sure that the patient understands the processes and that their appointments are scheduled along with making sure that any transportation and contact information concerns are addressed.

  • Most importantly, Regina listens to the patient. At a time when they feel scared and out of control, Regina is there for them. She has truly made a difference in so many lives.

  • Nominated by :

  • Laura Dailey-Pelle


Mary beth christensen

Mary Beth Christensen

  • Mary Beth is a hard working dedicated physician assistant who exemplifies Service Excellence in her daily work both in the hospital and physician practice setting. She always has the patient’s best interests at heart and is willing to go the extra mile to help ensure that the patient’s needs are met.

  • Nominated by:

  • Valerie Hendricks


Sandy cioch

Sandy Cioch

  • Sandy consistently goes above and beyond every day. She always has a positive work attitude and will do whatever is needed so that the department continues to run smoothly. She maintains a flexible schedule and is always willing to fill in. She passes her positive attitude onto others. She conducts herself as a role model for others and it is my pleasure and honor to work with her each day. I truly appreciate everything she does for our department.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cindy Caron


Ruthann ciszewski

Ruthann Ciszewski

  • Ruthann’s attention to patient-centered quality of care does not go unnoticed. She works continually until issues are understood and problems resolved, always going that extra mile to help. She continuously keeps up with new trends in laboratory and applies what she learns to improve outcomes.

  • Nominated by:

  • Pam Melcher


Ronda clawson

Ronda Clawson

  • Ronda consistently goes above and beyond in her duties. She always offers her assistance and expertise! She is a great asset to our team.

  • Nominated by:

  • Jim Cronk


Melissa coburn

Melissa Coburn

  • Melissa has been a faithful SJP associate for more than 25 years when she began as a co-op student. For the last 12 years she has served as the administrative assistant for Nursing Administration at Macomb. Melissa lives the 10 Leadership Principles and show much discretionary effort. She is loyal and thorough in all that she does.

  • Nominated by:

  • Jim Cronk


Elizabeth cody

Elizabeth Cody

  • Elizabeth is an exceptional compassionate RN.

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Ritter


Jessica daly

Jessica Daly

  • Jessie works in the Talent Center, and I am honored to have her on our team. Her energy, passion for recruitment, determination and talent are truly a gift and an inspiration to everyone. Jessie goes above and beyond in the work that she does everyday. No matter how hectic her day is, she always knows how to get through it in a very positive manner. She is the main point of contact and coordinator for On boarding, a huge responsibility in addition to her current role. She is always smiling, positive, energetic, and truly a team player. Jessie demonstrates our SJPHS mission, vision values everyday in the work that she does.

  • Nominated by:

  • Karen Kaleal


Laurie davenport

Laurie Davenport

  • Laurie is our Senior PT at Oakland. She handles all the day to day operations in the absence of management. She is highly involved in daily safety huddles and was a critical player in rolling out eCare for rehab this past October at Oakland Hospital. She has mentored many new associates at Oakland these past few months to allow for adequate coverage during the transition, and all with positive feedback. She has ramped up team building over the last year bringing a broken team more unified. Team morale is high and staff enjoy filling in there.

  • Nominated by:

  • Surekha Samel


Tania dellalian

Tania Dellalian

  • Tania is an exceptional associate. She is hardworking and consistently demonstrates the Values and Care Promises we live by at SJPHS. Tania consistently gets recognized by patients and families for her caring and compassionate work. She anticipates patients’ needs and focuses on patient safety.

  • Nominated by:

  • Yosely Cruz


Karen delockroy

Karen Delockroy

  • Karen is our Lead Medical Assistant is very much involved in the St. John Partners in Care Program. She works very closely with the Diabetic Educators and the Nurses with our large diabetic patient population, and arranges monthly staff educational seminars at our clinic. Karen arranges and organizes our diabetic group sessions. The Physicians in our department greatly appreciate her success and help with the community and St. John diabetic patient population. She deserves this for all the work she does for our Health System and patients.

  • Nominated by:

  • Jade Green


Michele derpilibosian

Michele derPilibosian

  • Michele has been a long standing member of the nursing department. She works as an unit tech on our detox and rehab unit and was nominated for (and won) the Employee of the Year 2010 at Brighton. She has a very positive attitude and spread happiness and positivity everywhere she goes. She also serves as a SEA and is a great advocate for good customer service. She is an inspiration to the patients who often feel very ashamed to be in treatment for addiction and treats them all with dignity and respect. She is very reliable and is always willing to take on more in support of the unit and patients.

  • Nominated by:

  • Barbara Shaw


Barbara deryckere

Barbara Deryckere

  • Barbara provides excellent and compassionate care as an RN.

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Ritter


Theresa dombrow

Theresa Dombrow

  • Theresa works closely with patients on a daily basis to get them back on their feet after a cardiac event. Part of her roles involved dietary teaching, so this event would be a great fit for her!

  • Nominated by:

  • Tony DelViliano


Yolanda doster

Yolanda Doster

  • Yolanda is a pleasure to work with and is always helping. She is very accommodating with everything from her schedule to doing cases to helping out her fellow workers.

  • Nominated by:

  • Diann Work


Glenda dubeau

Glenda DuBeau

  • Glenda enhances her professional growth through additional education and training in order to provide our patients with cutting-edge point of care testing. She is recognized by nursing as a person who strives to create enduring professional relationships. She is a valued member of my team, with her ever “can do” , easy-going workday approach.

  • Nominated by:

  • Pam Melcher


John dutkiewicz

John Dutkiewicz

  • John treats all of his patients with respect and dignity. He is always willing to lend a helping hand and serves on many of the unit-based improvement projects. He is a leader in the department in his role and lives the Mission and Values of the ministry in his work everyday.

  • Nominated by:

  • Christina Liebzeit


Donna edberg

Donna Edberg

  • Donna is such a hard working Medical Assistant at Great Lakes. She takes special care with all of her patients and is always there for them to meet their needs. She is also very well liked by her peers and the true meaning of a team player. She is an especially good listener, which can be very rare these days. She is a good cook and loves cooking. Like Paula Deen, she too has had her struggles with her health and would be inspired by the new recipes Paula is using with healthier alternatives. I know she would enjoy this luncheon tremendously and I can’t think of a person more deserving.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cynthia Fernimore


Nicole edwards

Nicole Edwards

  • Nicole is a PCT and has fantastic customer service skills. She truly cares for patients body, mind and spirit. She prays with and for her patients, uses healing touch, is always smiling and never seems busy but always is. She has a kind heart and works well with all members of our team. Nicole is a shining star and deserves to be recognized.

  • Nominated by:

  • Brenda Belbot


Irice ellis

Irice Ellis

  • Irice is one of our most hard working associates. Any extra minutes of her day she fills with tasks that go above and beyond her job description. She is always there to lend a hand to her fellow associates and will take care of any situation that comes her way without being asked. Her gentle and soft spoken ways always put our patients at ease.

  • Nominated by:

  • Sherry Broderick


Louann eskau

LouAnn Eskau

  • LouAnn is a big fan of Paula Deen dating back many years. In fact, they met many years back at a food demonstration in South Beach, FL. LouAnn joined the MGR Finance team last year and has become a key member who can always be counted on to extend the extra effort when required. She is a proven leader who clearly demonstrates our System’s Values on a daily basis. I highly recommend her for attendance at the luncheon with Paula!

  • Nominated by:

  • Jeff Kohlitz


Donna etienne

Donna Etienne

  • Donna has been a St. John Eastwood Clinics’ associate for more than 10 years. She has served the organization with great passion and zeal and has been a valued asset to our team. Donna started as a clinic office assistant and within no time demonstrated her talent to build physician relations and manage clinic operations. Advancing to a leadership position, as a clinic office coordinator, Donna motivates her team and has shown brilliant leadership skills. She is very proactive, which makers her indispensable in any aspect of clinic matters. Donna has been instrumental in the transition and quality improvement activities of Eastwood Clinics Novi. She handles responsibilities with commitment and flair. She is a model leader admired and appreciated by her peers. Donna’s charm, wit and intelligence make her the favorite among many physicians.

  • Nominated by:

  • Steve Candela, Dana Lasenby


Coleen fedoruk

Coleen Fedoruk

  • Coleen is pharmacy clinical coordinator at Oakland Center and she goes above and beyond the call of duty day in and day out. Pharmacists and technicians alike rely on her to clarify questions they have about daily pharmacy processes. She assists the pharmacy manager on many projects and implements process improvements in the department. She has a passion for keeping our patients safe and creating policies/processes to do so. Coleen deserves recognition for her hard work and time that she gives to this department. Thank you, Coleen!

  • Nominated by:

  • Lisa Herz


Alicia ferebee

Alicia Ferebee

  • Alicia is extremely committed to her position as a medical assistant in my office. She does whatever it takes to satisfy the patient and treats them with respect and dignity. She always completes her job assignments with very limited help and is always willing to help others. This is a remarkable process considering the implementation of ECW’s into the office. She is my train the trainer of the office and she inservices all new associates along with updating all staff yearly. Alicia is also in school to become an RN. When she graduates it would be in the best interest of SJPHS to retain her in the field she has chosen. She will be an outstanding nurse as she is an outstanding medical assistant.

  • Nominated by:

  • Roxanne Black


Jennifer ferland

Jennifer Ferland

  • Jennifer volunteered to be one of the SEA’s for the department this year. She has been enthusiastic about her contributions to the department in this new role. She was very active in helping out with the Christmas Store, and has participated in other outside community service such as the postal service canned food drive. In her responsibilities in the department, she is very compassionate when having to contact patients for setting up home lab draws, or truthfully explaining a mistake that results in the patient having to have another blood sample collected.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cheryl Barber


Judy finazzo

Judy Finazzo

  • Judy always goes above and beyond with her work. She is proactive and really cares that the job is done right. I cannot think of a more deserving person.

  • Nominated by:

  • Laura Napiewocki


Belinda fields

Belinda Fields

  • Belinda has been with SJPHS for almost 28 years. She brings much experience to her work and acts as a mentor to students and new hires. She knows all the ins/outs of the job and is a team player. She participates with process improvement initiatives to make work flow better and to provide a better patient experience. She consistently does tasks above and beyond the basic tech responsibilities.

  • Nominated by:

  • Surekha Samel


Rowena filary

Rowena Filary

  • Rowena’s knowledge of every facet of our office makes her out most versatile associate. At a drop of a hate she has changed form a dental assistant to front desk to oral surgery. She is always upbeat and willing to help in anyway she can. Her organizational skills keep the back and front of our clinic going strong.

  • Nominated by:

  • Sherry Broderick


Lenora foster

Lenora Foster

  • Ms. Lenora Foster has worked in the School Based Health Center department for 13 years. During her tenure, she has gone above and beyond to help the children in her care. She recently became a nurse practitioner and on her own has completed a myriad of training courses to ensure she was providing great care to her patients. On a more personal note, I would be remiss if I did not mention that Ms. Foster is a very warm, considerate, and dedicated person. Additionally, she is respected and well-liked by her colleagues and an overall joy to have as an associate.

  • Nominated by:

  • Kenneth Coleman


Paula foster

Paula Foster

  • Paula demonstrates and promotes the Values. She presents a professional image that is supportive to the department and our customers. She consistently performs job duties accurately and timely. She is flexible, volunteers for additional duties and works with team members to achieve department responsibilities.

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Crilli


Bryan gallop

Bryan Gallop

  • Bryan is a leader in our department with productivity. His compassion and caring attitude provides excellent customer service to our patients. He is a team player and our January Team winner.

  • Nominated by:

  • Kathleen Miller


Dawn gazzarato

Dawn Gazzarato

  • Dawn leads the Activities Committee at the Corporate Services Building. She does most of this on her own time and makes sure that everything the Activities team does is tied to our Mission and Spirituality group. She goes out of her way to make each of the activities a success and take on many activities on her own.

  • Nominated by:

  • Andrea Ferrario


Francine gee

Francine Gee

  • Francine is an excellent nurse and is truly an asset to the endoscopy department. She comes to work every day with a “can do” attitude and can be counted on to do anything that is asked of her. She exhibits good clinical skills and demonstrates service excellence and the Mission, Vision and Values of our organization. Francine is very deserving of this nomination!

  • Nominated by:

  • Diane Riordan


Julie gerlach

Julie Gerlach

  • Numerous departmental changes have occurred over the past several months and Julie has been very supportive. She is willing to do whatever is needed of her to meet the needs of the department and our patients. I consistently receive positive feedback from patients about Julie and she is a pleasure to work with.

  • Nominated by:

  • Carol Porzondek


Cheryl gerwin

Cheryl Gerwin

  • Cheryl exhibits empathy towards the patient samples that have been entrusted into her care for specimen processing in the laboratory. Using her own real family life examples, she pays attention to contributing towards the best patient care. Cheryl also shows this same respect towards her co-workers and is willing to assist them in any way possible.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cheryl Barber


Angela gibson

Angela Gibson

  • Angela is a most compassionate, caring, non-judgmental caregiver(RN). She is curios versus judgmental in her approach to care of the individual. Brings a wealth of clinical expertise to her individualized patient plan of care. She readily accepts challenges in patient care change and is a change agent for the department.

  • Nominated by:

  • Joyce Kasperski


Steven gil

Steven Gil

  • Steve demonstrates dedication and commitment to quality with everything he does. Everyone is treated with utmost respect and everyone is his customer. He works extended hours whenever necessary and never says the words, “I can’t” or “no” when co-workers ask him for help. In all my years of working, I don’t think I have ever come across someone so dedicated as Steve. I’m honored to nominate him.

  • Nominated by:

  • Michele Nicols


Laura elaine gilliam

Laura Elaine Gilliam

  • Elaine is deserving of this nomination due to her consistent example of living the Values of SJPHS.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cherie Wrubel


Dorothy godin

Dorothy Godin

  • Dee is the Lead Preceptor for Endoscopy. She provides excellent, personalized nursing to all the patients she cares for. Dee is always willing to take on additional assignments, such as: Super-User during our go-live and being a trainer for the HWH programs. She is a resource to her coworkers, new associates and physicians as well. She helps the department control costs by ordering supplies in a cost-conscious manner.

  • Nominated by:

  • Debbie Wood


Barbara goings

Barbara Goings

  • Barb consistently models service excellence in all of her interactions with leaders and associates. She shows compassion and care for her customers, always striving to find the best outcomes. Barb is generous with Community Projects, offering her time and resources to help others. She is a valued member of the Worklife Services Team and a great resource to her coworkers.

  • Nominated by:

  • Sue Gronbach


Susan gojcaj

Susan Gojcaj

  • Sue organized a prayer shawl group that meets daily during their lunch time and knits shawls that are given to patients. So far, her group has given away over 1,000 prayer shawls and received grant money to purchase yarn for this project that has existed only two years. She’s selflessness and compassion exemplifies what our Health System represents. What started as a one-person project has inspired others to do something special and make a difference in the lives of many.

  • Nominated by:

  • Harold Jones


Brenda gordon

Brenda Gordon

  • Brenda is an excellent example of a nurse who lives our Mission and Values. Brenda always treats the patient as a whole person. She is kind and patient with all of patients. She is frequently seen using aromatherapy to help relieve anxiety and pain. Most recently Brenda received a letter of gratitude from a patient’s family because she went above and beyond to be sure the patient had a safe discharge plan.

  • Nominated by:

  • Amy Toman


April gould

April Gould

  • April is a highly motivated associate deserving of recognition!

  • Nominated by:

  • Kathy McCullough


Kelli goulet

Kelli Goulet

  • Kelli is a nurse in our office at Great Lakes Cancer Management. Kelli goes above and beyond each and every day, not only for our patients but for our staff and physicians as well. I have never worked with anyone that I have respected more. I only wish our office had three of her. Kelli is overworked and could use an enjoyable day out of the office.

  • Nominated by:

  • Denise Mcgaugh


Sonia govil

Sonia Govil

  • Sonia is a registered dietitian that has worked for our facility for about two years. In that time, she has gone out of her way to provide the best patient care. While on the oncology floor, she works to fulfill patients special food requests, often takes time to sit and talk with patients. She is sure to provide samples of supplements and special recipes to patients at discharge. Sonia exemplifies creativity, reverence, integrity, wisdom and dedication.

  • Nominated by:

  • Jennifer Quinn


Brooke granaas

Brooke Granaas

  • Brooke is the lead tele-operator and SEA at Oakland. She is the only operator during the day shift at this site. She is always helpful and friendly to each internal and external customer and displays a professional demeanor. She is very optimistic and brings forth new ideas and ways to make improvements within the department.

  • Nominated by:

  • Maria Matheney


Michelle greig

Michelle Greig

  • Michelle always has a smile on her face. She always works hard and never complains. She is a strong patient advocate and is committed to our Values. She is a genuinely kind and wonderful person and nurse.

  • Nominated by:

  • Marilyn Brennan


Karen grunewald

Karen Grunewald

  • Karen is a great representative of Finance and loves healthy alternatives.

  • Nominated by:

  • Julie DeConinck


Robyn hamilton

Robyn Hamilton

  • Robyn is a highly engaged associate, not only in her work at Providence Park but also as a driver of many charitable programs that invoice the hospital and touch the community.

  • Nominated by:

  • Patrick Monti


Terence hampton

Terence Hampton

  • Terence is a team player and always willing to help out his peers.

  • Nominated by:

  • Barb Bracye


Shannon hardy

Shannon Hardy

  • Shannon has worked very hard and has been working hard to meet Symphony deadlines. I don’t know what I would do without her.

  • Nominated by:

  • Jim Krzywiecki


Delphine harris

Delphine Harris

  • Del is always looking for ways to improve the way we work. She volunteers to difficult tasks so as to ensure everyone benefits from the outcome. She recently obtained honors in administrative assistant categories from an international association of her peers.

  • Nominated by:

  • Pam Melcher


Cheryl hill

Cheryl Hill

  • Cheryl is a great fellow associate of SJPHS and has a love for southern cooking and fun. She has shared her cooking with associates in our office and every day she contributes to the success of our work environment with her creativity.

  • Nominated by:

  • Richard Abbott


Latica hilliard

Latica Hilliard

  • Latica works in the laboratory send out area. She puts forth a great quantity and quality of work representing our patients whose blood work is shipped to other laboratories in different states. Latica is also very aware of the budget and makes sure we are best serving both the Health System and patients using the Value of Stewardship.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cheryl Barber


Cynthia hogan

Cynthia Hogan

  • Cynthia is an excellent and compassionate RN.

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Ritter


Betty holladay

Betty Holladay

  • Consistently models “discretionary efforts” in filling open positions as needed within Perioperative Services, Maternal Child Health and Oncology. She is very active in community church, school and animal shelter events both with her time and monetary assistance. She is clinically proficient and professional.

  • Nominated by:

  • Joyce Kasperski


Mary hrecho

Mary Hrecho

  • Mary is a highly motivated associate deserving of recognition!


Lajanece hutson

LaJanece Hutson

  • LaJanece is a very spiritual person. She prays with associates as well as patients. When speaking to anyone LaJanece pays attention to what she feels God is asking her to do. This year she also volunteered to be one of the SEAs in the department. She has been doing a good job bringing recognition to associates in the department and community service efforts.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cheryl Barber


Chivonte jackson

Chivonte Jackson

  • I have worked closely with Chivonte for over five years and I am very impressed with the amount of effort she puts into her career. Chivonte volunteers her time teaching for our Radiology School, works full-time as a technologist and goes to school part-time. She always puts her patients needs first and treats her patients like family. One thing that really stands out is that she takes time to explain exams to her patients and answer their questions. I want to nominate Chivonte because she deserves to be recognized for all of her hard work and she loves to cook!

  • Nominated by:

  • Rachel Armstrong


Karen jackson

Karen Jackson

  • Karen is a team player and is always willing to help out her peers.

  • Nominated by:

  • Barb Bracye


Brenda jarvis zito

Brenda Jarvis-Zito

  • Brenda always goes out of her way to do something special for others. For example, When one of our associates was on a LOA, she made him a warm, soft blanket. There is another associate that retried associate and lives alone, Brenda takes her to lunch and offers to work in her yard.

  • Nominated by:

  • Susan Guida


David johnson

David Johnson

  • David is an exceptional associate. He is hardworking and consistently demonstrates the Values and Care Promises we live by at SJPHS. He consistently gets recognized by patients and families for his caring and compassionate work. He anticipates patient’s needs and focuses on patient safety.

  • Nominated by:

  • Yosely Cruz


Jeannine johnson

Jeannine Johnson

  • Jeannine has excelled the past year in her commitment to providing spiritually centered holistic care to each and every one of her patients. Jeannine is heading up our unit based research project on 4 East and she even comes in early to accomplish what the team needs her to do. She is always available to help her co-workers get the job done and always takes on any project without hesitation. Jeannine deserves a day away from work to enjoy Paula Deen.

  • Nominated by:

  • Sandy Budzynski


Tracy karinen

Tracy Karinen

  • Tracy always goes above and beyond whether it’s taking care of patients and their family members, mentoring nurses or supporting her colleagues. She is always willing to take on additional duties to better improve the service or support her peers.

  • Nominated by:

  • Irene Wintermyer


Daniela kelilker

Daniela Kelilker

  • Daniela represents the SJPHS Values in her daily interactions with her patients and team. She is a role model for other PTs within the department for her compassion and drive of strong work ethics. She consistently goes above and beyond. She works extra weekends and later hours to assist with the needs of the department. She also is the champion for many quality improvement initiatives for the hospital including ICU mobility for therapists and Mobility Pilot using rehab techs. She brings a great attitude and it rubs off on those around her.

  • Nominated by:

  • Surekha Samel


James kelly

James Kelly

  • I consider James a solider for 4 West. He takes excellent care of his patients. When we need a helping had he is always there. He will drop what he is doing to help his patients and ensure they are safe and well cared for. James is an active member of 4 West Unit Practice Council. Any task that needs to be tackled he is always on board no matter how small or big the task. Please consider him so we can recognize him for all the service excellence he provides to his patients.

  • Nominated by:

  • J. Cassady


Joe kempisty

Joe Kempisty

  • Joe is doing the job of two associates and is really, really doing a great job!

  • Nominated by:

  • Jim Krzywiecki


Nancy keyt

Nancy Keyt

  • Nancy is an exceptional caregiver who always goes the extra mile to make her patients feel important, safe, knowledgeable regarding her infant’s care. She practices self care and patient care in the holistic body, mind and spirit manner. She volunteers discretionary effort consistently in her attention to department needs.

  • Nominated by:

  • Joyce Kasperski


Jillian krause

Jillian Krause

  • Jillian is always willing to go above and beyond. I never had to ask Jillian to take on a special project in the department because she always volunteers. Jillian is always willing to do whatever it takes to move the team forward and has a positive attitude that is infectious.

  • Nominated by:

  • Joann Ferguson


Cindy kreilter

Cindy Kreilter

  • Cindy is a highly motivated associate deserving of recognition!

  • Nominated by:

  • Katy McCullough


Laura kuhn

Laura Kuhn

  • Laura is a an exceptionally compassionate nurse.

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Ritter


Jennifer kulinski

Jennifer Kulinski

  • Jennifer is an excellent, compassionate RN

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Ritter


Lillian kusmeirz

Lillian Kusmeirz

  • Lillian has been working for the several months on the Phoenix project on the Providence Southfield campus providing project management services to help design, construct and relocate over 180 staff (tenants) who must be moved out of the building, some twice, in order to make way for the new Phoenix Physician Group. Lillian has provided excellent customer service in the course of an extremely challenging schedule and tight budgets, and continues to maintain an optimistic, upbeat attitude. Thanks, Lillian, for a great job!!!

  • Nominated by:

  • Douglas Gonzales


Stacy jacobs

Stacy Jacobs

  • Stacy is an IT project manager that has managed dozens of hospital projects at SJPHS over the last 15 years. Her dedication and passion for her job is beyond reproach. She is one of the most customer service oriented associates that I have ever met. Her patience and understanding of how the hospital operates is a great testament to her achievements.

  • Nominated by:

  • David Poynter


Rachel lafrenz

Rachel Lafrenz

  • Rachel is an excellent, compassionate nurse that shows the upmost care for her patients.

  • Nominated by:

  • Deborah Ritter


Patti lagodna

Patti Lagodna

  • Patti is the backbone to both Security and Facility Services. She works for both departments and handles any issues with a smile. Her dedication and knowledge make her a valuable member of both teams. She is a tremendous asset to SJMOH.

  • Nominated by:

  • Jeff Harris


Angela lamilza

Angela Lamilza

  • Angie is a team player and goes beyond the call of duty for her position on Seven West. She is consistently warm, polite and friendly to patients and their families. She also takes it upon herself to implement team building initiatives that contribute to boosting the morale on the unit. Angela is a very valuable asset within the organization.

  • Nominated by:

  • Mark Bradford


Jodi lancaster

Jodi Lancaster

  • Jodi has been with our organization for 10 years and does a great job. One recent example of her dedication was the long hours she put in for a special physician dinner that was being held at our 23 Mile Road facility. Jodi arranged all the tables, computers, screens, catering, RSVP’s and meeting materials. Jodi welcomed guests at the meeting and stayed until the very end to make sure everything was put back in order. She did an outstanding job.

  • Nominated by:

  • Bob Hoban


Katherine landgraf

Katherine Landgraf

  • Kat (Katherine) is a valuable member of the Practice Resource Team. She is the first to volunteer to take on extra projects and is a constant source for sharing new tools and information with the team. She is always positive and willing to help other team members to be successful.

  • Nominated by:

  • Sharon Ross


Jackie lang

Jackie Lang

  • Jackie is an outstanding employee that goes above and beyond each and every day. She is the “go- to” person, not only for our doctors, but also other doctors and staff in the building. She will take care of anything anyone gives her in a timely manner. Patients love Jackie as well. Once they speak to her on the phone, they only want to speak with her when they call the office.

  • Nominated by:

  • Denise McGaugh


Laura lefevre

Laura Lefevre

  • Laura is very dedicated to providing care to our cardiac patients as well as accommodating our cardiologists. She has been helping the staff at St. John River District Hospital in their Cath Lab. She usually has very little notice when they need her to help, but she is always willing with a positive attitude to do what needs to be done. She will accommodate the schedule at SJRD, even if it is different than her scheduled shift or her day off.

  • Nominated by:

  • Kathy Esmacher/Tony Delvillano


Cynthia linebarger

Cynthia Linebarger

  • Cynthia has worked in the laboratory for numerous years. She has developed friendships over the years with a variety of coworkers. Cynthia enjoys her position as a specimen processor, as well as a trainer for new associates.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cheryl Barber


Shannon lipari

Shannon Lipari

Shannon has been with the laboratory for several years. She continues to have a strong work ethic and a sense of what is right and wrong. She represents the laboratory professionally in all her interactions. Shannon also helps assist leadership with various projects as needed, such as: procedure manuals and training.

Nominated by:

Cheryl Barber


Mary looney

Mary Looney

  • A retired RN, Mary missed Providence so much that she came back to work 5 years later as a contingent file clerk at our office. She consistently goes above and beyond: mentoring new medical assistants, helping set up policy and procedural manuals, volunteering for just about anything we need, and always doing it with a smile!

  • Nominated by:

  • Sandy Ginn


Theresa lundell

Theresa Lundell

  • Theresa never says no to any job. She is reliable and flexible, and works hard to support her executives.

  • Nominated by:

  • Terry Hamilton


Kimberly lynn

Kimberly Lynn

  • Kimberly lives the St. John Providence Values in everything that she does. Not only does she perform her job well, she has a true compassion for our patients. As a senior business staff member, she takes time to mentor others. Kimberly is dependable – she’s truly an asset to our team!

  • Nominated by:

  • Nicole Raymond


Ellen lucas

Ellen Lucas

  • Ellen is a true example of living and breathing the St. John Providence Values on a daily basis. She is always willing to jump in and help where she is needed. She is aware that change is necessary to grow and supports it, even when it’s not so easy. She is a great team player.

  • Nominated by:

  • Lynsey Guzik


Kathy macdonald

Kathy MacDonald

  • Kathy always goes beyond her day-to-day responsibilities to ensure departmental assignments are completed. She routinely pre-plans or adjusts her schedule to ensure quarterly reporting assignments are completed timely and accurately.

  • Nominated by:

  • David Buckley


Donna malia cencer

Donna Malia-Cencer

  • Donna was honored as the “Employee of the Year 2012” for the Brighton Center for Recovery. She is always willing to do whatever is needed to support our mission and organizes special events such as our alumni events and associate Weight Watchers program. She routinely goes above and beyond to help staff and patients.

  • Nominated by:

  • Barbara Shaw


Brenda maleszewski

Brenda Maleszewski

  • Brenda is excellent employee who goes over and above her job duties on a daily basis. She teaches staff and is an excellent mentor. She has patience and no matter how long it takes, she will continue to work with someone until they fully understand their role.

  • Nominated by:

  • Bill Sheridan


Kristen marshall

Kristen Marshall

  • Kristen is a leader in performance. She is always willing to assist management and her co-workers with shift changes. She is kind, compassionate and a great person to work with.

  • Nominated by:

  • Kathleen Miller


Toni martyniuk

Toni Martyniuk

  • Toni is our only cashier at the hospital and she is also a team lead. She always shows discretionary effort and takes on new projects with gusto. We get many compliments on her customer service at the cashier window and when the department gets swamped she helps register patients.

  • Nominated by:

  • Lorraine Colasanti


Denise mcbryde

Denise McBryde

  • Denise has been with our office for more than 10 years as a part of the front desk reception team. She is one of the most dedicated employees and is wonderful with our patients. She reflects the values that leaders always look for – she puts patients and their family’s first.

  • Nominated by:

  • Stacie Kitchen


Sabrina mcfadden

Sabrina McFadden

  • Sabrina works so hard for us. Her teammates love her and she is constantly adjusting her schedule for us. I would love to see her get a break!

  • Nominated by:

  • Lorraine Colsanti


Julie mcgrath

Julie McGrath

  • Julia is never satisfied with the status quo. She is always trying to find ways to improve processes. She recently joined Nursing Administration as a administrative assistant and worked on the “First Impressions” in greeting new patients and families.

  • Nominated by:

  • Susan Mooney Smith


Brenda mclaren

Brenda McLaren

  • Brenda is passionate about the work she does and truly has concern and compassion for all

  • of our patients. Brenda is a role model for quality service. She acts with professionalism and integrity on an on-going basis. She is a woman of her word and consistently follows through on assignments and tasks.

  • Nominated by:

  • Carol Porzondek


Kathleen mcneils

Kathleen McNeils

  • Kathleen is an excellent CRNA. She is always thinking of ways to make the department run better and goes above and beyond the call of duty. She is always ready to work and do whatever is asked of her.

  • Nominated by:

  • Diann Work


Carolyn meldrum

Carolyn Meldrum

  • Carolyn works closely with patients on a daily basis through their post-cardiac event. This includes dietary teachings, so honoring her at this event seems like a great fit!

  • Nominated by:

  • Tony DelVillano


Elizabeth mergel

Elizabeth Mergel

  • Beth is a ray of sunshine in our department each time she is here. She has a positive attitude about work and life in general. She is a hard worker and can be counted on to do her part. She is very flexible and happily takes on additional duties when asked.

  • Nominated by:

  • Debbie Rose


Mary jo merritt

Mary Jo Merritt

  • Mary Jo is a role model for all the associates within the lab at all three GLCMS offices, including myself. She leads by example in all that she does. Not only does she exhibit exceptional laboratory skills and knowledge but she has an outstanding attitude for her work, her team and the patients she ultimately serves.

  • Nominated by:

  • Julie Hilton


Mary miller

Mary Miller

Mary is such a kind hearted person. She treats our patients with the utmost respect and compassion. She always goes out of her way to help. Mary us respected by all of the departments she interacts with and her own PBS team.

Nominated by:

Nancy Szypa


Joanna morreale larose

Joanna Morreale Larose

Joanna delivers the best customer service to each and every patient. She comes to work with a positive attitude every day. She works well with all. She treats our patients with compassion and respect.

Nominated by:

Nancy Szypa


Shallene moyer

Shallene Moyer

Shallene goes out of her way to make sure that her patients are comfortable and well cared for. She is kind an patient, even in very difficult circumstances and cares for her patients as if they were her family.

Nominated by:

Amy Toman


Marlene mularoni

Marlene Mularoni

Marlene is an exceptional associate, she is hardworking and consistently demonstrates the values and care promises we live by at SJPHS. Marlene gets recognized by patients and families for her caring and compassionate work. She anticipates patients’ needs and focuses on patient safety.

Nominated by:

Yosely Cruz


Sarah nadlicki

Sarah Nadlicki

Sarah is a team player.

Nominated by:

Rachel Mexicotte


Hope nawrocki

Hope Nawrocki

Hope is a great example of a team player. She is consistently pulled to cover other areas that affect patient care and she does so willingly and with great enthusiasm. She is a go-to person for almost everyone in the department. Hope is positive, friendly and always has a smile or a laugh. She is dedicated to making sure the patient comes first.

Nominated by:

Patti Quinn-Shaheen


Mike newton

Mike Newton

Mike always goes above and beyond. He never complains, is always willing to help and is a great CRNA. He treats patients like they are family.

Nominated by:

Diann Work


Stephanie nimmons

Stephanie Nimmons

Stephanie goes above and beyond by always being flexible with the demands of the office and also sacrifices her own personal time for the needs here at the St. John Family Medical Center. She is always upbeat, she never complains; her faith and values are apparent in all the she does.

Nominated by:

Charlene DeBets


Danute norris

Danute Norris

Danute has been a loyal employee for many years and has always gone the extra mile for her patients. She always exercises great patience and is informative to all her patients. She is a great co-worker who is always kind and supportive.

Nominated by:

Sheri Weted


Danielle o brien

Danielle O’Brien

  • Danielle is the ACL on 3Center and not only takes care of patients, but she is a resource for all staff to go to. Even when she is busy, she takes time with families and patients to answer questions and reassure them with their concerns. She remains calm at all times and is never frazzled.

  • Nominated by:

  • Karhty Scarpa


Karen orlando

Karen Orlando

  • Karen is a dedicated associate. She handles physician scheduling and arrangement of cases on a daily basis, while trouble-shooting the various needs of associates! She works hard every day and this would be a nice get-away for her.

  • Nominated by:

  • Tony DelVillano


Carrie lobeck

Carrie Lobeck

Carrie is a highly motivated associate deserving of recognition!

Nominated by:

Katy McCullough


Audrey overpeck

Audrey Overpeck

  • Highly motivated associate deserving of recognition!

  • Nominated by:

  • Kathy McCullough


Jaimini oza

Jaimini Oza

  • Jaimini consistently goes above and beyond for patients and her team. She covers the joint floor at Macomb and contributes to their very high patient satisfaction scores. She participates in team building events and contributed to the dramatic increase in WES scores for Rehab at Macomb. She is highly involved in SEA and quality improvement initiatives.

  • Nominated by:

  • Surekha Samel


Sandy panczyszyn

Sandy Panczyszyn

  • Sandy is the unit preceptor for Pediatrics and is dedicated to our unit beyond measure. She always supports any new education and other initiative that we undertake. This would be a fabulous way to honor Sandy by giving her a chance to see someone that she admires. She would be thrilled to be part of this day.

  • Nominated by:

  • Brenda Brieden


Rebecca parrott

Rebecca Parrott

  • As an ACL on 6C, Rebecca is instrumental in coordinate the unit flow to accommodate admissions, transfers and discharges. She is very helpful to the associates and communicates with physicians in a timely manner.

  • Nominated by:

  • Andrea T. Franco


Cathy patterson

Cathy Patterson

  • Cathy works as a financial counselor at Van Elslander Cancer Center. She is knowledgeable and works closely with all sources available to obtain assistance that can help defray costs for patients with financial challenges.

  • Nominated by:

  • Valerie Hendricks


Cathy patterson1

Cathy Patterson

  • Cathy rolls up her sleeves and helps wherever needed.

  • Nominated by:

  • Louise Milobowski


Mark pattison

Mark Pattison

  • Mark exemplifies the mission, vision and values of SJPHS in all that he does. He provides quality and cost-effectives solutions to customers, while always mindful of the patients needs to have exceptional clinical outcomes in a safe environment. Mark care for the welfares of those around him and volunteers discretionary effort to ensure everyone’s success.

  • Nominated by:

  • Richard Fox


Joyce payne rn

Joyce Payne, RN

  • Joyce provides excellent nursing care to all of her Endoscopy patients. She is an active member of the Professional Nurse Practice Council and past Daily Award Recipient. Her patients compliment her compassionate and professional manner during and after Endoscopy procedures. She is a resource for her peers and the physicians. She is truly a team player.

  • Nominated by:

  • Debbie Wood


Deidre perosky

Deidre Perosky

  • Deidre is a team player. She excelled in developing a competency that was used as a learning tool in the Cardiac Intervention Dept. She has positively impacted team morale and patient satisfaction. Deidre has is a very valuable asset within the organization and is our active SEA on Seven West.

  • Nominated by:

  • Mark Bradford


Mike pavle

Mike Pavle

  • Mike is an asset to 2 East because of how he interacts with his patients. He is knowledgeable and compassionate to all patients that he comes in contact with.

  • Nominated by:

  • Amy Toman


Kelly pickett

Kelly Pickett

  • Kelley is a wonderful example of the values we hold dear at SJPHS. Her dedication to our clients and staff is well known at our clinic. She will do everything in her power to provide our clients with a positive experience, which often includes patiently giving the individual as much time as they need to express their concerns.

  • Nominated by:

  • Helen Pope


Cheryl pistolesi

Cheryl Pistolesi

  • Cheryl is a kind and caring associate to her coworkers and those outside of our department. She has a positive attitude and spirit that spreads to those in her presence. Cheryl is devoted in her work – both in quality and thoroughness.

  • Nominated by:

  • Debbie Rose


Karen pleasant

Karen Pleasant

  • Karen is the operation coordinated of the satellite laboratories. Karen is primarily in charge of operations at three different sites. She supports coworkers with their needs, meets customer expectations, facilitated a reorganization due to construction and maintains the quality expectations at all three sites.

  • Nominated by:

  • Bob Herbert


Christopher porter

Christopher Porter

  • Chris always goes above and beyond, living out values in our ministry. He is wonderful and caring to the patients and a very knowledgeable member of our team. He has twice been recognized as department employee of the month. Chris exemplifies service and compassionate healing.

  • Nominated by:

  • Christina Liebzeit


Deborah pugh

Deborah Pugh

Deborah is very energetic and involved in motivating patients through Cardiac Rehab. She is also one of the associates responsible for setting up teaching courses, including dietary teaching. This could be a great chance for her to pick up some ideas.

Nominated by:

Tony DelVillano


Angela pulcini

Angela Pulcini

Angela continuously goes above and beyond to create an excellent work environment for her team. She is constantly volunteering to help others even when it exceeds the boundaries of her work.

Nominated by:

Andrea Ferrario


Mario puzio

Mario Puzio

Marie is an exceptional associate. She is hardworking and consistently demonstrates the values and care promises we live by at SJPHS. Patients and families consistently recognize Marie for her caring and compassionate work. She always has a smile on her face.

Nominated by:

Yosely Cruz


Deepika quarker

Deepika Quarker

  • Deepika is an exceptional associate; she is hardworking and consistently demonstrates the Values and Care Promises we live by at SJPHS. Deepika consistently gets recognized by patients and families for her caring and compassionate work. She anticipates patient’s needs and focuses on patient safety.

  • Nominated by:

  • Yosely Cruz


Renee quenneville

Renee Quenneville

  • Renee is a real team player. She is always willing to help others and goes above and beyond everyday. Always works so hard with never a complaint. An excellent associate!

  • Nominated by:

  • Marilyn Brennan


Michelle rabe

Michelle Rabe

  • Michele leads our phone bank in the laboratory by modeling excellent customer service to our patients and clients. She is professional, respectful, and always follows up on any concerns. Recently Michele helped the Manager with a patient that had to come back and get blood taken from their port. She stayed with the patient until samples were collected and hand-delivered them to the lab.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cheryl Barber


Ken rates

Ken Rates

  • Ken is always on top of is game…a highly productive associate. He is always willing to adjust his shifts for the good of the team. Ken is kind and compassionate with all customers and team members. Ken was our February Team award winner.

  • Nominated by:

  • Kathleen Miller


Derrick read

Derrick Read

  • Consistently dependable, the go-to person. Never says “no”. Hard working, has tremendous common sense. An “exceeds expectations” associate who is loved by the staff and the physicians. Always puts the patients first. One of a kind!

  • Nominated by:

  • Marilyn Brennan


Carrie reicher

Carrie Reicher

  • Carrie is the IT support person for oncology. Carrie works hard behind the scenes to make sure the oncology IT software and equipment functions properly so oncology patients can be treated. Carrie often works late into the night and on weekends to upgrade and test systems so treatments are not interrupted. Carrie truly displays discretionary effort consistently!

  • Nominated by:

  • Lorrie Lipa


Marissa rhein

Marissa Rhein

  • Marissa is the most helpful and energetic RN I have met. She not only does patient care, but she makes sure that her patients are walked twice daily. She does this herself. When she walks the patients, she has wonderful conversations with them and she does this always with a smile. She enjoys teaching patients and families!

  • Nominated by:

  • Kathy Scarpa


Nancy richards

Nancy Richards

  • Nancy goes above and beyond to help make her patients comfortable. She is always willing to do whatever case is thrown at her and she is a pleasure to work with.

  • Nominated by:

  • Diann Work


Diane riddle

Diane Riddle

  • Diane is a joy to work with and exhibits the Mission and Values in all her day-to-day duties. She started as a file clerk and with very little training needed, she is now coordinating our ‘Gaps in Care’ reports. She truly cares about the needs of our patients and works diligently to insure they are met in a timely and efficient manner. I wish we could clone her sunny disposition and her wonderful work ethic!

  • Nominated by:

  • Sandy Ginn


Amanda rogers

Amanda Rogers

  • Amanda is doing a great job supporting the Research Department when they are short-staffed. They are currently down two Research Nurses out of three in the department but Amanda and her teammate, Marg are keeping the department functioning effectively.

  • Nominated by:

  • Louise Milobowski


Dessie rumbley

Dessie Rumbley

  • Dessie is a very hard-working 7W PCT. She often goes beyond the call of duty for her patients. She is a great team player and an admirable communicator. She also takes great pride in training new associates as they come on board to the 7W team.

  • Nominated by:

  • Mark Bradford


Debbie russo

Debbie Russo

  • Debbie is one of our WLS Assistants who is very focused on our customers. She is one of the first points of contact for new associates and takes a genuine interest in each one she meets. Debbie demonstrates discretionary effort by following through on questions until she has an answer. She is eager to learn and seeks out new learning opportunities for her and her coworkers. Debbie’s efforts are much appreciated!

  • Nominated by:

  • Joanne Tuscany


Wendy rzeppa

Wendy Rzeppa

  • Wendy is a very high-energy associate with outstanding clinical skills that are only surpassed by her compassion and empathy for her patients. She demonstrates genuine caring while demonstrating the values of SJPHS. Wendy’s patients achieve the best possible outcomes under her care and she is able to encourage them by sharing her gentle nature. The 10 Principles are consistently evident in all that she does and we are fortunate to have her.

  • Nominated by:

  • Gail Regener


Diantoinette sample

DiAntoinette Sample

  • DiAntoinette is a team player. She has excelled in leading team building skills that have positively impacted team morale as well as patient satisfaction. DiAntoinette has grown into a very valuable asset within the organization. She is consistently warm and friendly to patients, families, associates and physicians.

  • Nominated by:

  • Mark Bradford


Olivia savalle

Olivia Savalle

Olivia is a newer associate. She has fit right into the department, and exhibits excellent teamwork with her coworkers. She helps out wherever she is needed, and exhibits a positive, upbeat attitude. Olivia represents the laboratory professionally when dealing with anyone outside of the department.

Nominated by:

Cheryl Barber


Cindy scannell

Cindy Scannell

Cindy is such an asset to our office. Cindy is always willing to pitch in and give a helping hand to anyone. She is such a hard worker she deserves a day with Paula Deen!

Nominated by:

DeAnna Essayan


Kimberly scharf

Kimberly Scharf

Kimberly is 4 North’s Service Excellence Advisor (SEA) and she exemplifies the Mission, Vision, and Values of the organization every day.

Nominated by:

Simonette Elgert


Nancy shanahan

Nancy Shanahan

Nancy is a role model in service excellence and daily demonstrates her passion for excellent service through her contact with internal and external individuals. I often receive positive feedback about Nancy and her interactions with others. Nancy served as our SEA and was instrumental to the Christmas Store as the liaison for our department.

Nominated by:

Tomasine Marx


Maryann sanford

Maryann Sanford

  • Maryann is always very pleasant no matter what the task is that she is requested to do. She lives the values on a daily basis.

  • Nominated by:

  • Linda Zagacki


Terry sharon

Terry Sharon

  • Terry is a health unit coordinator. She is frequently recognized by providers as being the go-to person for assistance with e-Care or any other HUC role. She cares for everyone on the unit – bringing in treats on special days or just because she wants to make the day special. She goes above and beyond checking every chart every day to make sure all orders and consults have been appropriately processed overnight when there are no HUCCS on the unit.

Nominated by:Brenda Belbot


Renee shina

Renee Shina

  • Renee has been pro-active and instrumental in bringing two practices up on e-Clinical works, organizing and facilitating a time share with a Pediatric Specialty physician group in one of our practices. She has worked with groups in order that the doctors could be eligible for incentive money. She has worked hard and take such and initiative. Her customer service skills are impeccable. She has helped me as her manager, always keeping patient care in mind, both physically and mentally.

Nominated by:Kathy Tomasin


Danielle sifford

Danielle Sifford

  • Danielle is and exceptional and compassionate RN.

Nominated by:Deborah Ritter


Kathy sinnott

Kathy Sinnott

  • Kathy is a highly motivated associate, deserving of recognition!

Nominated by:Katy McCullough


Diane siragusa olsem

Diane Siragusa-Olsem

  • Dian has been with SJPHS for over 30 years. She is a devoted associate and loyal to her roots back to her days in nursing school right here at Providence Hospital. Diane provides excellent customer service to our department’s customers and is excellent when it comes to teaching associates also.

Nominated by:Debbie Rose


Nick slobodian

Nick Slobodian

  • Where do I begin with Nick? He is an excellent nurse and associate. I receive the most heart touching compliments form patients about how Nick cares for his patients. He genuinely cares for his peers and patients. He will go the extra mile to ensure his patients are satisfied and happy. Nick is an active member of the unit practice council for 4 West and attending the integrative Healing Arts program. Nick helps bring a positive energy to the unit and to his patients. Please consider Nick to recognize him for all his hard work and dedication to service excellence for his patients and peers.

Nominated by:J. Cassady


Alkynte smith

Alkynte Smith

  • Alkynte is a great associate, willing to jump in at a moment’s notice. A team player and high performer. Tay is outstanding with our customers to put them at ease during transport. Alkynte is our April Team Award winner in our department.

Nominated by:Kathleen Miller


Vanessa solomon

Vanessa Solomon

  • Vanessa is a walking virtue of our mission and values collectively. She is proactive in her approach and a creative problem solver. She hates the spotlight so when we try to recognize her at department meetings she often down-plays her greatness. She would rather someone else take the credit. I nominate her because I have directly observed her selfless-ness, her kindness and compassion, her generosity of spirit, time or money to those in need. She can tell when someone needs a shoulder to lean on, help with a project, or a couple of bucks to get them through to pay day. She never brags about it or even mentions it. It is kept to herself except that I have witnessed it time and time again. We as a department are truly blessed to have Vanessa on our team as well as a representative of our department and institution.

Nominated by:Kymberly Krygier


Renee spargara

Renee Spargara

  • Renee is the Coordinator for Main Registration and Cashiers for SJH&MC Moross and Financial Counseling for the East Region. She is valued by all of the associates for authentic and humanistic behavior. She is an amazing leader.

Nominated by:Sharon McCabe


Paula spector

Paula Spector

  • Paula works really hard and is committed to her work serving clients and the department. She knows her subject area and is a valued member of the department.

Nominated by:Laura Napiewocki


Ronald stavale

Ronald Stavale

  • Ron is truly committed to patient care. He uses maturity and experience to mentor his colleagues and nursing staff. He never hesitates to recognize those that go above and beyond. Ron never complains when he has to work late. He volunteers to work off-shifts and supports the team in any way that he can. His peers look up to him.

Nominated by:Irene Wintermeyer


Michelle steier

Michelle Steier

  • Michelle models “discretionary effort” in her leading the Perioperative Dept daily routines. She balances her Team leading with “in the OR” patient care. This allows her to provide all stakeholders (physicians, patients, co-workers, others…) with the results to each as needed. She will always step up to assist in dept shortages of staff or on-call needs. She is timely and clear in her expectations of others that she directs.

Nominated by:Joyce Kasperski


Patricia stevenson

Patricia Stevenson

  • We would like to honor Pat Stevenson with attendance at the Paula Deen luncheon. Pat truly reflects our Mission, Vision and Values and demonstrates outstanding professionalism each and every day.

Nominated by:Candace Huetteman


Aileen sutton

Aileen Sutton

  • Aileen is a phenomenal associate-she is a true asset to our Finance team. She has an excellent work ethic, always approaches a situation with openness and a positive perspective. She is calm, mindful and has integrity. She is looked up to by her peers and those on her team that she leads. Aileen is truly a model associate.

  • Nominated by:

  • Lisa Hutchings


Arlene tarbet

Arlene Tarbet

  • Arlene’s a team player in patient registration and always willing to help out her peers.

  • Nominated by:

  • Barb Bryce


Cindy tenn

Cindy Tenn

  • Cindy works in Non Invasive Cardiology and part of her role is performing pacemaker checks. On multiple occasions she will go before work and pick up cakes for our elderly patients’ birthdays and gather the team to sing to the patients and involve the families as well. She always makes them feel very special. In addition, Cindy will come in during her day off if needed without any hesitation. What makes this associate a role model in customer service and one of our top performers is that she makes our patients feel like they are the center of attention and that she truly values and cares about them. This associate consistently provides spiritually centered, holistic care and displays her commitment to the Associate Care Promises. Cindy is a SEA and focuses on the patient’s whole experience . Additionally she makes post calls and follows up if they have been hospitalized.

  • Nominated By:

  • Anne Marie Kaminski


Dottie teschler

Dottie Teschler

  • Dottie always volunteers with discretionary effort! Some examples of this are: Dottie make cookies at home and brings them in for Retirement luncheon, Spirituality, she volunteers her day to help with breakfast with the Easter Bunny. She assists with Bring Your Child To Work Day. She greets everyone with a friendly face & smile. She has been at River District for more than 34 years. We are so lucky to be bless with someone like her.

  • Nominated By:

  • Dawn Beindit


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Laurie Davenport

  • Laurie is our Senior PT at Oakland. She handles all the day to day operations in the absence of management. She is highly involved in daily safety huddles and was a critical player in rolling out eCare for rehab this past October at Oakland Hospital. She has mentored many new associates at Oakland these past few months to allow for adequate coverage during the transition, and all with positive feedback. She has ramped up team building over the last year bringing a broken team more unified. Team morale is high and staff enjoy filling in there.

  • Nominated by:

  • Surekha Samel


Shelly topp

Shelly Topp

  • Shelly is a Sterile Processing Coordinator/ Lead with SJPHS for over 30 years. She has never varied from her values and intense dedication. Her work ethic is impeccable and her reputation is solid. Shelly is a role model for her peers as well as myself. She maintains a positive attitude in all she does even though sometimes it may be challenging work. She never stops working from the time she arrives until the time she goes home. She takes responsibilities for her duties and performs them virtuously. I cannot think of any other person I would rather nominate than Shelly because for years her many efforts go unnoticed outside of our department. We love working with Shelly and let her know how much she is appreciated, however, this type of recognition is one that is long overdue. Shelly is a model associate and we always talk about being fortunate to have her working with us.

  • Nominated By:

  • Wanda Korzowski


Natalie trombley

Natalie Trombley

  • Natalie does an awesome job and is extremely hard working on a number of complex projects in the managed care department.

  • Nominated by:

  • Margaret Endres


Carole tucker

Carole Tucker

  • Carol is an excellent role model for Service Excellence. Carol truly lives our values in her interactions with associates and leaders each and every day. Carole is a valued resource within the Worklife Services team. She is always willing to provide assistance to her co-workers and take on new projects as needed. I consistently receive excellent feedback from leaders who work with Carol. We are so fortunate to have Carol as a member of WLS!

  • Nominated By:

  • Sue Gronbach


Pam vandaele

Pam VanDaele

  • Pam is a highly motivated associate in the ED deserving of recognition!

  • Nominated By:

  • Katy McCollough


Jennifer vandekerckhove

Jennifer Vandekerckhove

  • Jennifer is an enthusiastic, change minded, clinically professional RN in Diabetic Education. She is new to Diabetic Education and has taken our program forward in direction, scope and outreach to patients. When she tackles an issue, she focuses her energies to find the best solution, interaction and/or outcome for all stakeholders.

  • Nominated By:

  • Joyce Kasperski


Marg van der veen

Marg Van der Veen

  • Marg has gone above and beyond in the Oncology Research department. We are currently down two Research Nurses and Marg and her teammate are doing a great job supporting the area as well as making improvements in processes contributing to increased efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Nominated By:

  • Louise Milbowski


Cheryl verhoven

Cheryl Verhoven

  • Cheryl as administrative professional with the Foundation should be honored. She truly reflects our Mission, Vision and Values and demonstrates outstanding professionalism each and every day.

  • Nominated By:

  • Candace Huetteman


Theresa viarnes

Theresa Viarnes

  • Theresa does the work of two RN’s in our practice at St. John Family Medical Center. She is a great support for our staff and never refuses any duties that may come her way despite her job title. She is a team player who always puts the patient first. She has improved our standard of care here by caring for the individual needs of our patients, especially those with chronic health conditions. She is always pleasant, personable and approachable. She is a true asset.

  • Nominated By:

  • Charlene DeBets


Barbara ward

Barbara Ward

  • Barbara is an associate with MICU. She is excellent! Barbara is a very compassionate associate.

  • Nominated By:

  • Deborah Ritter


Kimberly walker

Kimberly Walker

  • Kimberly is an associate with Preoperative Holding/PACU. She’s very friendly and thinks of the family first. She has received multiple compliments for the excellent customer service. She has a natural smile and winning personality.

  • Nominated By:

  • Marilyn Brennan


Carolyn weathington

Carolyn Weathington

Carolyn, the Audiology Department Office Assistant loves to grocery shop and loves to cook. This is the perfect way to say “THANK YOU” from me and the rest of the department.

Nominated By:

B Jill Wells


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Karen Delockroy

  • Karen is our Lead Medical Assistant is very much involved in the St. John Partners in Care Program. She works very closely with the Diabetic Educators and the Nurses with our large diabetic patient population, and arranges monthly staff educational seminars at our clinic. Karen arranges and organizes our diabetic group sessions. The Physicians in our department greatly appreciate her success and help with the community and St. John diabetic patient population. She deserves this for all the work she does for our Health System and patients.

  • Nominated by:

  • Jade Green


Renee weinand

Renee Weinand

  • Renee shows such compassion for her patients. She frequently calls to check on them, even on her days off, and takes the time to address their holistic health needs. I have even heard her offering assistance for a patient with a pet. She frequently accepts evening and weekend assignments, and changes her plans to meet the needs of the home care patient. Renee has studied holistic health care and she pulls together all these skills so nicely. I frequently receive phone calls letting me how she has improved the life of a home care client.

  • Nominated by:

  • Sarah Mickowski


Joanne williams

Joanne Williams

  • Joanne is a long standing associate of the Health System. She has worked in various capacities in the laboratory, as well as different locations. Joanne exhibits a strong sense of integrity, and always doing what is right on the behalf of the patient. Her many years of service make her an assist when troubleshooting any issues.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cheryl Barber


Leah williamson

Leah Williamson

  • Leah is a great team player, and is always smiling.

  • Nominated by:

  • Rachel Mexicotte


Jody williamson

Jody Williamson

  • Jody does a superb job with little complaint or notice. She is truly dedicated and loyal to St. John Providence Health System.

  • Nominated by:

  • Margaret Endres


Donna wolfe

Donna Wolfe

  • Donna has really stepped in recently in covering for an LOA in Cardiac Rehab! She is very involved in the care of her patients and they ask for her by name! She spends time reviewing educational needs of the patients, including dietary teaching. This would be a great way of thanking her for the extra effort she has recently put into the department!

  • Nominated by:

  • Tony DelViliano


Kelly womer

Kelly Womer

  • Kelly consistently demonstrates discretionary effort as Worklife Services Assistant. She is proactive and takes it upon herself to make sure her customers are serviced and her work completed in a quality manner. She is very creative and seeks out the most efficient way to complete her work and to also assist her co-workers. She is often sought out by others throughout the hospital and SJPHS as she is a known resource for the hospital and system. In addition, Kelly is the lead for the SJH&MC Christmas Store for three years. She puts others needs ahead of her own on a daily basis. Kelly is a true asset to our department and to SJPHS.

  • Nominated by:

  • Joanne Tuscany


Cheryl wuttke

Cheryl Wuttke

  • As the system laboratory safety coordinator, Cheryl is consistently making our associates her highest priority, as she truly understands what's at stake. She receives 'exceeds expectations' on her annual performance reviews. She exemplifies spirituality daily. She demonstrates an eagerness to work with other departments outside of laboratory and is an excellent example of how cooperation can product great results!

  • Nominated by:

  • Pam Melcher


Lori yandura

Lori Yandura

  • Lori encompasses holistic nursing into her everyday practice. She helps to start the unit off in a calm direction when she is in charge. She frequently uses aromatherapy with her patients and is a calm and healing presence.

  • Nominated by:

  • Amy Toman


Jeanette yonka

Jeanette Yonka

  • Jeanette's harmonious, energetic, passionate 'can do' attitude is a valued addition to the department. She continually seeks to improve the 'how' in her everyday work. She continues to come into her own, as her leadership confidence grows. I thoroughly enjoy her ability to look into the future and ask those difficult questions that cause others to stop and ponder. She 'oozes' community service.

  • Nominated by:

  • Pam Melcher


Melanie yore

Melanie Yore

  • Melanie is an asset to our organization. She gives 110% in her work and interactions with patients. She is dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care. She has also mentioned that Paula Deen is a favorite therefore I would love to surprise her with this opportunity.

  • Nominated by:

  • Andrea Phillips


Renee weinand1

Renee Weinand

  • Renee shows such compassion for her patients. She frequently calls to check on them, even on her days off, and takes the time to address their holistic health needs. I have even heard her offering assistance for a patient with a pet. She frequently accepts evening and weekend assignments, and changes her plans to meet the needs of the home care patient. Renee has studied holistic health care and she pulls together all these skills so nicely. I frequently receive phone calls letting me how she has improved the life of a home care client.

  • Nominated by:

  • Sarah Mickowski


Joanne williams1

Joanne Williams

  • Joanne is a long standing associate of the Health System. She has worked in various capacities in the laboratory, as well as different locations. Joanne exhibits a strong sense of integrity, and always doing what is right on the behalf of the patient. Her many years of service make her an assist when troubleshooting any issues.

  • Nominated by:

  • Cheryl Barber


Leah williamson1

Leah Williamson

  • Leah is a great team player, and is always smiling.

  • Nominated by:

  • Rachel Mexicotte


Jody williamson1

Jody Williamson

  • Jody does a superb job with little complaint or notice. She is truly dedicated and loyal to St. John Providence Health System.

  • Nominated by:

  • Margaret Endres


Donna wolfe1

Donna Wolfe

  • Donna has really stepped in recently in covering for an LOA in Cardiac Rehab! She is very involved in the care of her patients and they ask for her by name! She spends time reviewing educational needs of the patients, including dietary teaching. This would be a great way of thanking her for the extra effort she has recently put into the department!

  • Nominated by:

  • Tony DelViliano


Kelly womer1

Kelly Womer

  • Kelly consistently demonstrates discretionary effort as Worklife Services Assistant. She is proactive and takes it upon herself to make sure her customers are serviced and her work completed in a quality manner. She is very creative and seeks out the most efficient way to complete her work and to also assist her co-workers. She is often sought out by others throughout the hospital and SJPHS as she is a known resource for the hospital and system. In addition, Kelly is the lead for the SJH&MC Christmas Store for three years. She puts others needs ahead of her own on a daily basis. Kelly is a true asset to our department and to SJPHS.

  • Nominated by:

  • Joanne Tuscany


Cheryl wuttke1

Cheryl Wuttke

  • As the system laboratory safety coordinator, Cheryl is consistently making our associates her highest priority, as she truly understands what's at stake. She receives 'exceeds expectations' on her annual performance reviews. She exemplifies spirituality daily. She demonstrates an eagerness to work with other departments outside of laboratory and is an excellent example of how cooperation can product great results!

  • Nominated by:

  • Pam Melcher


Lori yandura1

Lori Yandura

  • Lori encompasses holistic nursing into her everyday practice. She helps to start the unit off in a calm direction when she is in charge. She frequently uses aromatherapy with her patients and is a calm and healing presence.

  • Nominated by:

  • Amy Toman


Jeanette yonka1

Jeanette Yonka

  • Jeanette's harmonious, energetic, passionate 'can do' attitude is a valued addition to the department. She continually seeks to improve the 'how' in her everyday work. She continues to come into her own, as her leadership confidence grows. I thoroughly enjoy her ability to look into the future and ask those difficult questions that cause others to stop and ponder. She 'oozes' community service.

  • Nominated by:

  • Pam Melcher


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