Pekin Hospital Honors Employees at 53rd Annual Service Awards Dinner

One hundred thirteen Pekin Hospital and ProHealth Inc. employees were recently honored at the 53rd  Annual Service Awards Dinner held at the Pekin Moose Lodge on April 19.  Employees honored have more than 1,245 years total service to Pekin Hospital and ProHealth Inc.

Employees and their years of service are as follows:

Thirty-five Years:   Patty Berry, Kathy Collins, Jim LaFary, Jill Wagner, Robin West.

Thirty Years:   Rob Hancock.

Twenty-five Years:  Tom Coogan, Sally Shallenberger.

Twenty Years:  Mendy Hart, Mary Haynes, Sharon Hopper, Susan Jaynes, Rhonda Kaminski, Margaret Koch, Beth Neubauer, Kay Schimmelpfenig, Edie Taylor, Vicki Volker, Lisa Watkins, Patty Weber, Mona Williams.

Fifteen Years:  Melinda Ball, Kim Benassi, Valerie Buck, Melissa Dean, Karen Demarini, Kim Dowell, Karen Forbes, Tammi Howell, Debra Martin, Michelle Martin, Gail Miller, Angie Rutledge, Gale Seelye, Sherry Taylor, Beth Thomas.

Ten Years:  Anna Barthel, Kelly Belless, Melissa Broeker, Jill Brown, Naomi Comstock, Linda Darnell, Melissa Davis, Holli Dobson, Lisa Dougherty, Melissa Glass, Jan Graham, Wendy Hess, Angie Homerin, Kim Irvin, Cindy Jackson, Barb Maas, Amy Martin, Donna Morgan, Jennifer Naas, Amanda Nickles, Dan Sackett, JoAnn Underwood, Jackie Wyant, Debbie Zimmerman.

Five Years:  Heather Allred, Sarah Austin, Lindsay Beyer, Luanne Bradford, Linda Burch, Dr. Steven Clark, Debra Cole, April Cowie, Lisa Cross, Stacy Dickerson, Gail Drummond, Karen Duckworth, Rob Eduvas, Crystal Elliott, Jessica Everett, Jessica Gilmore, Liz Graber, Anna Green, Darlene Hammond, Colleen Hanelt-Jackson, Susan Harper, Nancy Hewell, Karen Jensen, Heather Johnson, Afthan Knott, Julie Ludlum, Melody Marin, Jeanette McIntyre, Amanda Meeker, Kim Miller, Sara Miller, Dr. Donald Mitzelfelt, Katie Montgomery, Rob Myers, Melissa Peters, Chrissie Pluemer, Kim Pool, Lisa Pool, Jessica Poston, Connie Reader, Christy Schultz, Karen Shawgo, Yvette Sidell, Sherry Simon, Jeremy Sindle, Jessica Smith, Kelly Stimson, Deborah Taylor, Nicole Telford, Michelle Tomlinson, Becky Weiland, Marcia Whitehouse, Donna Wood.

2 – Annual Service Awards Dinner

2011 Pillar Award winners were also announced that evening.  On an annual basis, Pekin Hospital recognizes employees, physicians, and entire departments for their efforts in promoting the mission of being the healthcare provider of choice in the communities we serve.  To achieve the mission, Pekin Hospital focuses on the Five Pillars of Excellence.  The following individuals have been recognized for making significant contributions toward better serving our patients and for achieving excellence in one of the five pillars:

People Pillar Award

Department:  5 North Medical

Physician:  Dr. C. William Fisher

Employee:  Rick Wilson

Service Pillar Award

Department:  Pharmacy

Physician:  Dr. J. Greg Oakley, Dr. Patricia Deters, Dr. Charles VanDyke, and Dr. Nels Calvert

Employee:  Amy King

Quality Pillar Award

Department:  Quality/Core Measures

Physician:  Dr. Eric Reinertson

Employee:  Joni Barth

Growth Pillar Award

Department:  Home Health Care

Physician:  Hospitalists under the direction of Dr. Ahsan Usman

Employee: Debbie Gaines

Finance Pillar Award

Department:  Surgery

Physician:  Dr. Bryan Kellenberger

Employee:  Bill Bishop

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