Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

04/29/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/29/2021 08:33

Hershey Medical Center celebrates patience experience award winners

Penn State Health employees go above and beyond every day to deliver the highest-quality patient experience. They include the physician who coached and encouraged an unresponsive patient to rehabilitation, the shuttle driver who helped a disoriented patient get to an appointment, cafeteria employees and patient transport staff who take service to the next level and the nurse who FaceTimed an elderly couple after the wife's difficult illness.

April 29, 2021Penn State Health News

During Patient Experience Week, we are celebrating the recipients of Hershey Medical Center's Lion Care and Cubby Care Awards--130 staff members and teams who were nominated by appreciative patients.

Nominees demonstrate, provide and support patient- and family-centered care for pediatric and adult patients and embody the core concepts of that care:

  • Dignity and Respect
  • Information Sharing
  • Participation
  • Collaboration

The Patient- and Family-Centered Care Advisory Councils created the awards to celebrate staff and faculty who embody the caring spirit of the Hershey Medical Center team. Nominees may include anyone who had a direct or indirect impact on patients and families.

'Each year, it is an honor to be a part of the award recognition sponsored by our Hershey Medical Center advisory councils,' said Misty Bowman, manager, patient- and family-centered care. 'I have watched the number of nominees grow every year. I do read each and every nomination that we receive throughout the year, and I am continually awed by the wonderful and inspiring notes that patients and families write about our employees.'

We celebrate the following employees:

Cubby Care Award Honorees

Individual awards

  • Greg Baiocchi, Four Diamonds
  • Nicole Beyler, Social Services
  • Corrie Gregorich, Central Staffing Office
  • Nancy Himmelberger, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Dr. Timothy Palmer, Neonatology
  • Sabrina Ward, Patient-and Family- Centered Care
  • Megan Wise, Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Tiffany Schuster, NICU

Team awards

  • Pediatric Radiation Oncology Staff

Lion Care Award Honorees

Individual awards

  • Gregg Altland, Cafeteria
  • Anthony Anspach, Cafeteria
  • Khislat Azizov, Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Bubacarr Bah, Neuroscience Critical Care Unit
  • Ashley Beare, Internal Medicine
  • Lisa Black, 3 Acute Care Unit
  • Joe Bonsall, Central Staffing Office
  • Misty Bowman, Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Cindy Bowman, Patient Transport
  • Thao Brandt, 5 Acute Care Unit
  • Constance Breitner, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Dr. Kristin Brennan, Anesthesiology
  • Shelia Brubaker, Penn State Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Dawn Carpenter, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Dr. David Chu, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Jennifer Coolbeth, Pediatric Care Management
  • Kirstin Dellinger, 4 Acute Care Unit
  • Colleen Deter, 5 Acute Care Unit
  • Samantha Diener, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Sophane Dominguez, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Nora Elfiky, Neurology Residents
  • Heather Endy, Perianesthesia
  • Elizabeth Etter, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Chris Ewing, Stroke Program
  • Maggie Felmlee, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Daniel Ferry, Radiology Diagnostics
  • Lisa Finlayson, Neuroscience Critical Care Unit
  • Mary Beth Fisher, Adult Emergency Department
  • Joanne Gassert, Shuttle Services
  • Khina Ghimiray, 3 Acute Care Unit
  • Christen Granholm, 3 Acute Care Unit
  • Kara Grim, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Amanda Guenther, Wound, Ostomy and Continence
  • Jessica Hamilton, Inpatient Occupational Therapy
  • Dr. Madie Hartman, Family and Community Medicine
  • Susan Hicks, Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cassandra Hinkle, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Jordan Horner, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Athena Hughes, Medical Intermediate Care Unit
  • Krishan Keck, Central Staffing Office
  • Debra Klein, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Louise Kline, Surgical Intermediate Care Unit
  • Stephanie Knaub, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Lily Kornprobst, 3 Acute Care Unit
  • Dr. Karen Krok, Gastroenterology
  • Yolanda Leer, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Ladonna Martin, Family Medicine Acute Care Unit
  • Sean McCann, Central Staffing Office
  • Dr. Brian McGillen, Penn State Health Medical Group Hospitalist Medicine
  • Tammy Mootz, Medical Intermediate Care Unit
  • Victoria Motz, Medicine Residents
  • Dr. Seema Naik, Hematology/Oncology
  • Michele Nauman, Central Staffing Office
  • Joshua Oman, Medical Intermediate Care Unit
  • Dr. Cayce Onks, Family and Community Medicine
  • Adesola Osibodu, Medicine Suite
  • Tara Ostinowsky, Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Bethann Pentz, Central Staffing Office
  • Bonnie Ray, Central Staffing Office
  • Dr. Raymond Reichwein, Neurology- Stroke
  • Melissa Rhoads, Central Staffing Office
  • Shannan Ridall, Labor and Delivery
  • Rebecca Roes, Neuroscience Critical Care Unit
  • Lauren Samuels, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Rachel Scheid, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Karen Schreffler, Medical Intermediate Care Unit
  • Elizabeth Seigendall, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Stephanie Shirey, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Michelle Simpson, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Cheri Smith, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Dr. Meghan Turk, Penn State Health Medical Group Hospitalist Medicine
  • Enkhtuya Updike, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Kathyrn Von Holt, 5 Acute Care Unit
  • Ramarao Vunnam, Penn State Health Medical Group Hospitalist Medicine
  • Erin White, Medical Intermediate Care Unit
  • Dr. Emanuelle Williams, Gastroenterology
  • Cary Windle, Patient-and Family-Centered Care
  • Dr. Margaret Wojnar, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Kelly Wright, Adult Emergency Department
  • Laurinda Yoder, 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Rochele Engle. 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Melissa Zechman, Neuroscience Critical Care Unit

Group awards

  • Marina Baker, 6 Acute Care Unit, Annie Brown, 6 Acute Care Unit, Rebecca Young, 6 Acute Care Unit, Anthony Montuoro, Main Kitchen, Mia Sumlin, Main Kitchen
  • Heather Endy, Perianesthesia, Megan Patrick, Patient-and Family- Centered Care, Erica Gause, 5 Acute Care Unit, Tara Heimbach, 5 Acute Care Unit
  • Dr. Laurie Nelson, General Internal Medicine, Kristin Reed, Patient Access, Michele Shank, Internal Medicine, Crystal Shifflett, Endoscopy Suite
  • Emily Hagemeyer, 5 Acute Care Unit, Alicia Humphrey, 5 Acute Care Unit, Natasha Spence, 5 Acute Care Unit, Natrina Spinda, 5 Acute Care Unit

Team awards

  • 6 Acute Care Unit
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Neuroscience Critical Care Unit

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