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January Employee of the Month is Ray Edquid
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January Employee of the Month is Ray Edquid

Ray Edquid was caring for a patient coming out of surgery when the patient had an extreme reaction to the anesthesia. Ray called a doctor to provide the patient with medication to calm him. During the next several weeks as the patient recovered, Ray visited him two more times on his days off to check…

January Employee of the Month is Larrena Varney
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January Employee of the Month is Larrena Varney

Larrena Varney was caring for a patient with stroke-like symptoms. The elderly patient seemed upset and began crying. She told Larrena that she always wore rings and necklaces, but did not have her jewelry with her. When Larrena went to give the patient her own necklace, she realized she hadn’t worn one that day. Larrena…

January Employee of the Month is Brenda Ralston
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January Employee of the Month is Brenda Ralston

Brenda Ralston was a winner of a five-minute shopping spree for completing her benefits open-enrollment in a timely manner. Brenda viewed the shopping spree as an opportunity to help others less fortunate than herself. Brenda donated all her winnings to support the Kettering Medical Center Thanksgiving adopt-a-family program. The kindness in her donation of canned…

January Employee of the Month is Ruth Goehkle
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January Employee of the Month is Ruth Goehkle

Ruth Goehkle was working in the laboratory when a doctor came in with some concerns about a patient. The doctor asked Ruth to examine a slide with her and look for abnormalities. After viewing the slide, Ruth told the doctor the cells looked unusual to her, and suggested further testing of the patient. The doctor…

January Employee of the Month is Tammy Warrix
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January Employee of the Month is Tammy Warrix

When Tammy Warrix learned her co-worker’s 30-year-old husband was diagnosed for a second time with stage three brain cancer, Tammy took action to help. Tammy traded work days with her co-worker and even offered her some of her own paid time-off. Tammy identifies the needs of those around her and works with them to meet…

January Employee of the Month is Michael Cunningham
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January Employee of the Month is Michael Cunningham

A father was in the hospital for a biopsy. As Michael Cunningham talked with the father, he learned that his daughter, who was with him in the hospital, was homeless and working to rebuild her life. When the man and his daughter were leaving the building on a cold day, Michael noticed she was not…

December Employee of the Month is Kate Ferguson
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December Employee of the Month is Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson was helping clean in up in a patient’s room that overlooked the parking lot.  It was pouring down rain and Kate noticed an elderly woman getting out of her car without an umbrella. Kate went and found an umbrella, ran outside in the rain, and helped the woman inside the building. Kate went…

December Employee of the Month is Karen Burgbacher
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December Employee of the Month is Karen Burgbacher

Karen Burgbacher assisted an Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” patient since August 2013. Karen helped the patient anticipate what his needs would be, how to adjust his lifestyle for the changes, and plan for the future. The patient had decided to move to St. Louis to be near family…

December Employee of the Month is Kristi McCloud
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December Employee of the Month is Kristi McCloud

Kristi McCloud was having a conversation with an elderly patient when the patient told her she was unable to get in touch with the billing office at Kettering. Kristi contacted the billing office. The billing office representative called the patient and assisted her with the balances on her account. While talking to the patient, the…


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