Network Stars, People

Check Out The Network’s September Constellation Award Recipients

The constellation award recognizes strong teams that come together to serve patients and each other. They demonstrate a calling to care, live the network’s values, and show exceptional performance as defined by the network’s Standards of Behavior. We are giving a special focus to this award by recognizing individuals who have demonstrated our values specifically in the context of COVID-19. How we celebrate these award winners will be different in light of social distancing.

You can read their nomination stories and see their photos below. Congratulations to all of our recipients!

Kristen Blevins, Sarah Wallace, Ryan Willis – ASB

“Kristen, Sarah, and Ryan are three new Epic Analysts that were promoted when I took on a project to implement the new Epic Contract Management module. They were brought on board amidst the beginning of COVID-19, but did not allow things like the furloughing or other difficulties to slow them down. This project had a fairly rocky start, but these three buckled down and worked incredibly hard to get the work done so the project would be finished on time. They exemplify the KHN values of teamwork, collaboration, and trustworthiness and I am so grateful for their patience and dedication! Through the hard work these three have done and for standing up the Contract Management module, the pre-access team will be able to use our contracted rates instead of historical information to provide more accurate estimates for patients. Additionally, the work Kristen, Sarah, and Ryan have done have allowed KHN to remain compliant with CMS, and save the network quite a bit of money with this new module.”

Staci Ponziani, Gregory Stanton, David Wantz, Suzanne Zink – KNS

“This group worked together to build and deploy the new CHG Foam Bath on an extremely tight timeline. This build was a network initiative with a specific deadline that we were unaware of until close to the start date. They dropped what they were doing and jumped right in. It was a complicated build that touched many things, including the MAR and order sets. There were no complaints, just a can-do attitude. I am so blessed to know and work with this group. They go unnoticed and unrecognized because they work quietly and out of sight, but everything they do touches all of us. Without them and others in Information Systems and Clinical Informatics, our documentation and workflows would suffer. I am so blessed to know and work with Suzie, Staci, Dave, and Greg. Thank you for all you do for me, for others, and for Kettering Health Network.”

September 30, 2020