Kettering Health Network nominated seven employees for the Ohio Hospital Association’s 2017 Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award. One employee from each campus is nominated for this award, which is presented annually to one Ohio hospital caregiver who personifies a leader, gives back to the community, reflects the mission and values of his or her organization, and routinely goes beyond the call of duty.
The Ohio Hospital Association hosted a recognition dinner in June to celebrate all nominees. Click on a nominee’s name below to read the full nomination story:
Charge Nurse, Emergency Department at Greene Memorial Hospital
Diane inspires others with her enthusiasm and is a catalyst for the community, volunteering to lead and organize more than 15 community events.
Chaplain, Administration at Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center
Nestor has a genuine passion for his work that helps him raise the spirits of patients and staff alike.
Clinical Laboratory Assistant, Lab at Southview Medical Center
Paula sets high standards for her department and exemplifies servant leadership, creating a sense of camaraderie among her team members.
Case Manager, Quality Management at Fort Hamilton Hospital
Marla seeks to live every day to the fullest, which means serving others in the process. She attends a weekly prayer group to ray for patients, caregivers, and administrators at the hospital and organizes many social and service activities.
Manger, Emergency Department at Grandview Medical Center
Dawn is a humanitarian whose compassion and self-sacrifice allow her to serve not only the physical needs of people, but also the holistic needs of the community.
Admitting Registration Clerk, Specialty Surgery at Kettering Medical Center
Jodi juggles the needs of patients, families, surgery staff, and physicians with a genuine smile and cheerful attitude, resulting in stacks of positive comments.
Team Lead, Social Services at Soin Medical Center
Serena’s authentic passion for her work is apparent, serving as a resource and listening ear for both her team members and people in need.