Great River Health System Names Excellence Award Winners

Great River Health System presented Excellence in Practice Awards Thursday, May 17, 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.

TheAdvanced Practice Award recognizes outstanding patient care, leadership and citizenship provided by an advanced practitioner. The winner was Stephanie Hastings, CRNA, Anesthesia. Finalists were Susan Brown, ARNP, Nephrology, and Jane Schuler, ARNP, Palliative Care.

The Clinical Excellence Award recognizes outstanding clinical care. The winner was Hilary Beaird, Athletic Training. Finalists were Jennifer Hellman, Home Health, and Jennifer Parrott, Diagnostic Imaging.

TheLeadership Excellence Award recognizes proven leadership skills. The winner was Desiree Stumpf, Nursing Administration. Finalists were Lynn Hillyard, Wound and Hyperbaric, and Renee Workman, Family Medicine.

TheNursing Excellence Award recognizes a registered nurse who provides outstanding direct patient care. The winner was Erika Flaherty, Emergency Department. Finalists were Katie Lingenfelter, Urology, and Samantha Tarrence, Nursing.

ThePhysician Excellence Award recognizes outstanding patient care, leadership and citizenship. The winner was Tracy Bell, MD, Family Medicine. Finalists were Brandon Beauchamp, DO, Emergency Department, and Souha Haydoura, MD, Medicine Specialists.

The 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 Jill Bowman, Patient Financial Services-Insurance Billing. Finalists were Nick Collett, Day Hospital and Patient Access, and Tom Mueller, Health Fitness.

The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes someone who has made an impression in his or her first two years of employment. The winner was Kristi Green, Pharmacy. Finalists were Karly Jones, Obstetrics, and Jenny Westerbeck, Klein Center.