Great River Health System presented Excellence in Practice Awards Thursday,
May 19, to six employees and one physician who have shown exemplary practice
or performed specific deeds that exceed expectations to help patients,
patients’ families, coworkers, the community or their professions.
Clinical Excellence Award recognizes outstanding clinical care. The winner was Andrew Rendoff, Great
River Orthopaedic Specialists. Finalists were Brenda Lanferman, Home Health
and Hospice, and Amie Orth, Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Community Excellence Award recognizes voluntary contributions. The winner was K.C. Fleming, Medical
Staff Office. Finalists were Craig Borchard, Marketing and Public Relations,
and Becky Godfrey, Hospice.
TheLeadership Excellence Award recognizes proven leadership skills. The winner was Sheena Abbott, Athletic
and Performance Center. Finalists were Krystal Fedoris, Respiratory Care
Services, and Janelle McGuire, Hospice.
TheNursing Excellence Award recognizes a registered nurse who provides outstanding direct patient
care. The winner was Samantha Ripple, Klein Center. Finalists were Beth
Peterson, Hospice, and Kristin Vorwerk, Great River Nephrology.
ThePhysician Excellence Award recognizes outstanding patient care, leadership and citizenship. The winner
was Peter Reynen, M.D., Great River Family Practice Clinic. Finalists
were Wilson Davis Jr., M.D., The Keokuk Clinic, and John Rashid, M.D.,
Great River Medicine Specialists.
Service Excellence Award recognizes an employee who does not provide direct patient care but has
an integral role in a health-system service. The winner was Holly Newberry,
Human Resources. Finalists were Amy Buffington, Heritage Medical Equipment
and Supplies, and Megan Woodard, Hospice.
Rookie of the Year Award recognizes someone who has made an impression in his or her first year
of employment. The winner was Ashley Bartenhagen, Hospice. Finalists were
Angie Deggendorf, Great River Nephrology, and Hannah O’Brien, Patient Access.