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Celebrating Our April Constellation Honorees

The Constellation Award recognizes strong teams that come together to serve patients and each other. They demonstrate a calling to care, live the organization’s values, and show exceptional performance as defined by Kettering Health’s Standards of Behavior.

You can read their nomination stories below. Congratulations to our recipients!

Rex Carpenter, Austin List, Nikki Bennett, Megan TorresSports Medicine, Kettering Health Washington Township

“Our sports medicine group is starting a brand-new testing program for firefighters’ pre-employment and this small group has been paramount in gathering all the necessary equipment and building testing material from the ground up. They have split the work and supported each other through the ups and downs of the project. As the lead of this program, I couldn’t be more proud or impressed with how well they have come together. Their actions exemplify what teamwork should look like to others. There is no other agenda except to get the job done. They have worked together perfectly to get this program ready to serve our first responders.”

“This team exemplifies the Constellation Award. Although Megan nominated this team, together they exemplify this daily including Megan Torres herself. The project/program they were nominated for was a large undertaking. They not only had to work together as a team in building and implementing the program but also getting certified and getting our site credentialed. The First Responder Wellness, Public Safety and Fire Fighter Physical Abilities programs would not be possible without them!”

Morgan Mann, Tasha Jaco-McGarvey, Jacob LivesayIS, Kettering Network Services

“My praise to Morgan, Tasha, Jake, and every analyst that helped with Direct Scheduling, is this: you worked together in a way that simplified your processes yet didn’t take short cuts or lead to higher risk. You realized early on that to successfully implement this project, dependencies were your highest risk.  You added your dependencies to each other’s acceptance criteria.  You aligned these dependencies in a way that each team’s backlog sessions and sprint planning were now based on the true priority of individual stories within the project.  This led to noticeable low-risk releases.  You were able to give demos easily throughout the entire project.  Then, once you completed a phase, you repeated your process, but adapted it to match the risks of each phase. Over the past two years we’ve implemented hundreds of integrated projects that involved dependencies between multiple systems and Agile teams.  You successfully performed a scrum of scrum. Thank you!”

Amy Pham, Kimberly Philpot, Brad Platzer, Thomas Zink IS, Kettering Network Services

“There has been an ongoing need to be able to present Press Ganey data within our physician dashboards. This has been a requested need for a few years. This small group took it upon themselves to determine a solution that would provide this data accurately and timely to physicians within their Epic dashboards. After forty SLG posts with Epic and a lot of innovation, they were able to make it happen. Not only does this allow physicians to get timely data, but also eliminates manual work by our administrative staff.”

April 13, 2022