PeopleRenown Health Honors 2006 Employees of the Year
Renown Health Honors 2006 Employees of the Year
Reno, Nev. (March 1, 2007)—At the Night of Shining Stars event on February 23, Renown Health recognized its 75 employees of the month for 2006 and named its Overall Employee of the Year – Chistopher Sullivan, pharmacist, Renown South Meadows Medical Center. Sullivan received a $1,000 travel voucher, an additional week of paid vacation and a commemorative plaque.
Sullivan was selected because of his commitment to patient advocacy and his deep sense of ownership. The nomination mentions that he has received compliments on his work from quality managers, administrators, physicians, nurses and a national accreditation surveyor.
“The Night of Shining Stars event is an opportunity to recognize employees who are making a genuine difference for their patients,” said Jim Miller, President and CEO, Renown Health. “This night is to honor them and their achievements. These employees are dedicated to making Renown Health a great place for great people to do great work.”
Renown’s Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year awards acknowledge employees who demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s purpose and four Fundamentals. Renown’s Purpose is: To make a genuine difference for the many lives we touch, by optimizing our patients’ healthcare experience. The four fundamentals – people, service, quality and stewardship – guide the daily work of the employees and help them fulfill the purpose.
All of the Employee of the Year honorees receive a $500 check and a commemorative plaque.
The employees of the year are:
Genuine Difference – Brandon Lausser, radiation therapy, Renown Regional Medical Center
People fundamental - Leandra Lamoreux, central scheduler, Renown X-ray and Imaging
Service fundamental – Argelia Rios, referral specialist, Hometown Health
Quality fundamental – Veronica Spurlock-Harmon, speech pathologist, Renown Regional
Stewardship – Lone Webb, RN, Renown Regional
In addition, three Community Champions were recognized: Michael Silverberg, Colleen Wozniak and Kelly Jonas. These honorees give their time, resources, compassion and skill to the northern Nevada community. Silverberg, an emergency medical technician with the patient transport department at Renown Regional, provided care to someone who was shot during an altercation until first responders arrived. Wozniak, speech language pathologist at Renown Regional, was chosen for her community activities including foster parenting, youth ministry leader, youth sports coach and other work with her religious community. Jonas, a respiratory care aide at Renown Regional provided exceptional service by giving a discharged homeless patient with physical disabilities a ride to a shelter during a rainstorm.
Honorees and their guests were hosted by Renown Health at a dinner-dance event at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. Attendees included Jim Miller, president and CEO, Renown Health, senior leaders and community members that serve on the Renown Health governing and advisory boards. Employees of the month and year are selected by Renown Pride – the organization’s reward and recognition team.