Pekin Hospital and Progressive Health Systems recently honored 224 employees and volunteers at two events that celebrate outstanding service and dedication.
The 56th Annual Service and Pillar Awards Dinner recognized 88 employees with 1,250 combined years of service. Honorees included the following Pillar Award winners: Dr. Reggie Bowman, Linda Helms, Dr. Mike Honan, Dr. Mohammed M. Khan, Dr. John Lovell, Dr. Don Mitzelfelt, Ryan Morris, Holly Pogioli, Linda Reader, Michelle Reed, Dr. Lindsay Tate, Dr. Chuck VanDyke, and Karl Zuercher. Pillar Awards are given annually to employees who contribute to the five Pillars of Excellence—People, Service, Quality, Growth, and Finance.
Pekin Hospital and Progressive Health Systems also honored 136 volunteers at the 2015 Volunteer Luncheon. Recognition was given for 18,992 combined hours donated over the last year to courier services, lobby and information desk services, pharmacy, radiology and surgical waiting. The volunteer with the most hours donated over the past year was Beulah Snyder with 1,021 total hours. Volunteers Lois DeGolyer, Sharon McMillan and Barbara Wagenbach were recognized for more than 6,000 career hours donated.
“A huge thank you to our many dedicated employees and volunteers for the difference they make every day,” said Crystal Elliott, Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development. “Their efforts allow us to fulfill our mission of improving the health and well-being of the community with love, compassion, and extraordinary care.”