Wednesday, October 5, 2016

UPDATED: EvergreenHealth Honors Third Quarter 2016 Health Heroes


EvergreenHealth Honors Third Quarter 2016 Health Heroes

Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is pleased to announce the recipients of its Health Hero award for the third quarter of 2016. The award is given quarterly to staff, providers, volunteers and teams across the health system who work to provide patients and families with the best possible care and experience, exemplifying the core values of compassion, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence that EvergreenHealth is built upon.

“Bestowing this award is one of a handful of ways we thank employees and providers for their commitment to offering exceptional care and service to the patients and families in the community we serve,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “We applaud this quarter’s Health Hero recipients for continually displaying excellence in their field and embodying the values and principles that represent our health care system.”

The third quarter’s Health Hero award recipients are recognized for their ability to provide superior care and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to the well-being of those they serve. These awards span multiple “hero” categories that include clinical, physician, patient safety, organizational, volunteer and team. The third quarter “heroes” are:

·         Clinical Hero: Mariana Shank, Physical Therapy
·         Physician Hero: David Island, PA-C, Emergency Department
·         Patient Safety Hero: Kira Maloof, RN, Surgical Services
·         Organizational Hero: Jeff Sterritt, Health Unit Coordinator, Family Maternity Center
·         Volunteer Hero: Alex Llop, Emergency Department
·         Team Hero: Security & Safety Team

The Health Hero award program acknowledges the efforts of employees and providers who consistently display EvergreenHealth’s core values while working interminably to ensure patients receive exceptional care. EvergreenHealth Health Heroes receive a personalized trophy at a ceremony where they are honored by an audience of more than 50 organizational leaders.

Editor's Note:  I'm not sure if a volunteer Community Advisor has ever received or been considered for a Health Hero award. If not, then I encourage the Administration to do so.  Advisors make recommendations to the Board and CEO and are critical to the success of the organization.            

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