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March Employee of the Month is Sue Hertert
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March Employee of the Month is Sue Hertert

When a co-worker broke her toes at work, Sue Hertert, Clinical Documentation at Kettering, went above and beyond to help her out. It was extremely cold and the co-worker could not fit her swollen foot into her shoe. Sue gave her co-worker her own shoe and offered to come back and take her co-worker home…

March Employee of the Month is Veronica Kesling
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March Employee of the Month is Veronica Kesling

Veronica Kesling, of Unit 1 at Sycamore, consistently goes above and beyond for the staff and patients. Whether it is bringing lotions and nice pens from home, or saying a kind word, Veronica helps people in need. One night, Veronica gave a patient some flowers she received from her husband for their 20 year anniversary…

March Employee of the Month is Kevin Parrett
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March Employee of the Month is Kevin Parrett

A former, adolescent patient who suffered from depression nominated Kevin Parrett, Adult Psych at Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center, to be a Network Star. The patient says, “He told me that everyone deserves happiness no matter what and it really opened my eyes and changed my opinions.” The patient continues, “He also made me feel welcomed…

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Congratulations to the Southview DAISY Winners

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Hospitals receive several nominations for exceptional nurses every month. A nurse at each hospital is presented the DAISY Award every month. Anne Donlon is Southview’s March DAISY award winner. Anne’s nomination reads:  “My…

Network Star Wins Annual Disney Trip
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Network Star Wins Annual Disney Trip

Soon Marta LeFevre and her family will visit the happiest place on Earth – Disney World, thanks to the Dayton Dragons and the Network Stars program. Each year, every Kettering Health Network Employee of the Month winner is eligible for a drawing for a trip to Disney. Marta and husband, David, were presented with the…

February Employee of the Month is Gretchen Kidd
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February Employee of the Month is Gretchen Kidd

This past summer, Gretchen noticed a coworker walking home with a bike. Gretchen stopped to pick up her coworker, put the bike her truck, and drove her coworker home. During the ride, Gretchen offered to fix the bike for her coworker. When Gretchen’s coworker returned to work, Gretchen informed her she was unable to fix…

February Employee of the Month is Linda Farley
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February Employee of the Month is Linda Farley

One day, Soin’s Intensive Care Unit had a very ill patient who needed transferred to another facility. The patient was very uncomfortable and resistant of going to the other facility in an ambulance. Linda had already established rapport and trust with her and agreed to accompany the patient in the ambulance to another hospital. The…

February Employee of the Month is Caylynn Bush
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February Employee of the Month is Caylynn Bush

Occupational therapists or certified occupational therapist assistants teach the pre-op joint classes. One day, mistakenly no one scheduled and not realized until there was a classroom full of patients. When Caylynn heard, she immediately came at the last minute in the middle of her lunch to teach the class. Caylynn was able to provide the patients…

February Employee of the Month is John Cocca
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February Employee of the Month is John Cocca

Every Christmas, Grandview and Southview employees adopt a Forestview Nursing Center or Grafton Oaks Nursing Home resident. For at least the last eight years, John has dressed up as Santa for the nursing homes Christmas parties. Two evenings in December, John wears a hot suit jingling, caroling, and passing out gifts. He fully takes on…

February Employee of the Month is Deb Luckadoo
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February Employee of the Month is Deb Luckadoo

Deb walked into her patient’s room and found the patient sobbing. The patient found out that she would not be able to have Christmas gifts for her grandchildren because she could not go to the Salvation Army to pick up the gifts. Deb saw the patient’s heart rate elevating due to her crying. Deb contacted…


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