People, Stars

Check Out the June 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.

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

Community Vaccine Clinics Launch Team – Kettering Physician Network

In late December 2020, the network asked the medical group to lead setting up the vaccine community clinics.  On January 19, 2021 we opened our first large mass vaccination clinic with up to 26 vaccinator stations.  Less than four weeks later we opened 3 more clinics and offered a clinic at the Rural Health Center.  A team of leaders began working immediately on how to operationalize the concept in a very short time frame from the ground up to begin serving our community per the ODH guidelines. 

The leaders and key players were instrumental in ensuring the success of these clinics which have now provided more than 100,000 doses of the three different vaccines that were available to our community. The team spent countless hours ensuring every detail was addressed from availability of the vaccine, equipment, patient and staff schedules, education, IT, billing, marketing, etc. All team members worked together flawlessly to ensure our community had the highest quality, most efficient and ultimate patient experience.  All leaders and team members had a common goal and purpose to not only serve the community but to provide hope and healing during one of the most difficult years our nation had experienced. 

We have had countless positive comments, notes, gifts, and anecdotal comments from not only the patients but more than 800 staff who have served from across the network in the vaccine clinics. Multiple people have commented on the positive and uplifting spirit of the clinics. A most common theme was how efficient and seamless the process was including the attentiveness, kindness and compassion of the team. We were even told we were more efficient than Chick Fil-A! From starting with the elderly population to serving teens over 16, all who entered our locations from our Kettering site to the church gym, to Beavercreek and two locations in Greene county, patients expressed their gratitude and appreciation for offering the clinics and timely availability of the vaccines.  The below leaders and team along with many, many other individuals made the clinics possible but without the leaders and countless hours of service above and beyond and in addition to their day to day job, this tremendous opportunity to serve our community and live our mission would not have been possible. They willingly gave despite personal sacrifice to go above the call of duty for whatever was needed.

June 29, 2021