Five members of the Waverly Health Center (WHC) team have been named June 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.
|Tamara Lawless of Shell Rock, business office, was recognized for the value of Compassion. Tamara worked very closely with a patient who needed help with her insurance enrollment. Her nominator wrote, “Without hesitation, Tamara dug in and helped the patient get the additional information that was needed.”|
|Jodi Connolly of Oelwein, laboratory, was recognized for the value of Enthusiasm. Jodi was instrumental in organizing a variety of activities within her department to celebrate Lab Week. Her nominator commented, “It is hard to express how appreciative we all were of the extra effort that she put into planning a week of celebration for our team.”|
|Kerstin Steege of Waverly, administration, was recognized for the value of Innovation. Her nominator wrote, “I have witnessed countless processes that she has streamlined and improved all because she was not afraid to look outside the box and question a current process.”|
|Rosemary Jacks of Waverly, hospital pharmacy, was recognized for the value of Integrity. An important part of Rosemary’s job is to inventory and purchase drugs and supplies for the hospital. At times, drug shortages can make this difficult. Her nominator commented, “She is determined to provide the very best pharmacy services at WHC and an extremely important part of that is drug inventory.”|
|Kari Coates of New Hartford, emergency department, was recognized for the value of Leadership. Kari was nominated for her extraordinary efforts to care for patients in need, as well as, her co-workers. One of her nominators wrote, “I feel she embodied all six of the WHC values in a few short hours and thus went way above and beyond to do what is best for our patients and department tonight.”|
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 at WaverlyHealthCenter.org/ThankYou or at any Spotlight on Values ballot boxes placed throughout the health center.