Volume 6, Issue 2 | May 2019

Congratulations and Thank You

The theme of this year’s nursing recognition banquet, Triple Crown Excellence, is an outstanding analogy for the drive, determination, and success that our Premier Health nursing teams have exhibited over the past year. This includes our broadened integration of Advanced Practice Nurses to bring care to patients close to home, Fidelity Health Care’s five-star rating from Home Health Compare, and of course achieving Magnet Designation as a health care system. We cannot celebrate these great accomplishments without celebrating you – our dedicated patient care teams who show authentic compassion each and every day. You always stand ready and willing to serve others, and this passion does not go unnoticed.  

We value this opportunity to celebrate our nursing teams – those who go above and beyond to help us grow stronger through change as we move into the future; those who exemplify the art of nursing, along with clinical science; our greatest partners and mentors; those who lead, educate, mentor, and innovate; those who seem wise beyond their years; and those whose years have made them wise. 

Looking back at your accomplishments over the past year, with a special selection highlighted here, we are incredibly grateful and proud to have you by our side as we carry out our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve. 

The Nursing Recognition Awards highlighted individuals in the following categories:

Premier Health 2018 Everyday Hero Award Recipients

Premier Nursing News     May 2019

Premier Health is pleased to celebrate the dedicated staff that provide outstanding support to nurses. These individuals are our Everyday Heroes. To be a Premier Health Everyday Hero, the honoree is a support staff person or volunteer and should consistently demonstrate the following characteristics: 

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Positive attitude
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Responsiveness
  • Collaboration

Patients, family members, physicians and fellow staff are invited to nominate an individual for the Everyday Heroes Award. 

Atrium Medical Center

  • Ed Bastien
  • Tiffany Gregory
  • Rhonda Jata
  • Angela Wallace

Fidelity Health Care

  • Angela Martin
  • Cynthia Ely
  • Kim Elling
  • Catherine Druley
  • Saundra Lakes 

Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018)

  • Charlotte Carlisle
  • Jeramiah Starks
  • Negesti Huggins
  • Verlaine Terrace
  • Virginia Evans 

Miami Valley Hospital

  • Clyde Rose
  • Clint Caldwell
  • Chrissy Moss
  • Doug McIntyre
  • Lindsay Dodds
  • Curtis Brown
  • Nicholas Brunner
  • Karen McBeth
  • Amanda Gunsauley
  • Nicole Bender
  • Pennie Shaw
  • Lester Cunningham 

Upper Valley Medical Center

  • Kim Rhodus
  • Kathy Ward
  • Daniel Tenney
  • Dusti Mathis
  • Sandie Huber
  • Pam Hobbs
  • Jane Hess
  • Christa Burton
  • Gale Gutierrez
  • Chelsie Leigh

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Editorial Board: Peggy Mark, editor-in-chief; Kathy Harper, vice president of marketing and communications; Ben Sutherly, director of system communications; Sarah Zoellick, editor.

Advisory Board: Annette Drake, Christie Gray, Melissa Holsinger, Patricia Krafka, Deborah Matosky, Anne McDevitt, Brenda Miller, Wendy Mitchell, Annie Neff, Pat O'Malley, Pam Phelps; Sara Strickland, Marquita Turner, Trish Wackler, Mary Walters.