Four members of the Waverly Health Center (WHC) team have been named February Spotlight on Values award winners. Nominated by co-workers, patients and members of the community, these individuals are examples of WHC’s values in action.
Kathy Bartels of Denver, nutrition services, was recognized for the value of compassion. An employee in Kathy’s department was recently diagnosed with a serious health issue. Her nominator continued, “Kathy has done a number of things to help out this employee, but over the holidays, she brought cards around to different departments in the hospital to sign. She sent the employee a card a day from Waverly Health Center.”
Larry Jones of Charles City and Kristin Eggleston of Waverly, ambulance, were recognized for the value of excellence. During an ambulance call, Larry and Kristin took immediate action to care for a patient. Their nominator said, “Their critical thinking skills contributed to a great outcome.”
Kathy Mulder of Waverly, emergency department, was recognized for the value of leadership. During a busy ED shift, Marietta saw a need. Her nominator stated, “Her diligence and quick thinking to request more staff contributed to optimal patient care.”
WHC has adopted six values which include compassion, enthusiasm, excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership. The Spotlight on Values program recognizes WHC employees, volunteers and physicians for demonstrating these values. Patients, visitors and employees are encouraged to submit nominations for the WHC Spotlight on Values honors. Nominations can be submitted online or at any Spotlight on Values ballot boxes placed throughout the health center.