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Exceptional Service Nominations

The following staff members have received one of the greatest honors available at SCKMC. The exceptional customer service award. They were recognized by our patients, family members, and coworkers for going above and beyond to provide the highest quality of care possible.

This Month's Exceptional Service Award Winner is:

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Brenda Richard - Registered Nurse, Surgery

"She was with me from beginning to end and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She made my surgery very enjoyable and not panicked." - Sara Williams, August 2017

Congratulations Brenda Richard, RN for the Surgery Department, for being named the South Central Kansas Medical Center employee of the month. Brenda was nominated by a patient for providing a great, relaxed experience.

Brenda was presented with a certificate of appreciation by Surgery Team Leader Laura Ramirez and Director of Nursing Tracy Austin. Brenda will have a special parking spot reserved for her throughout the month.

Great job Brenda!

Past Award Winners and Nominees:

Dawnell Alaman - Dietary     Employee of the Month - July 2012
"An older gentleman was trying to find enough money to pay for a roll. She told him it was on the house. He smiled real big and thanked her. I saw her pay for the roll with her lunch card. I thought that was real nice." - Mary Trillo, June 2012

Samantha Aguinaga, Registered Nurse Emergency Department

"Explained everything to me. She made me feel relaxed. She was very good." - Name Withheld, May 2016

Tracy Austin - Registered Nurse & Medical Surgical Unit Manager
"It was unimaginably busy in the ED the morning of 12/2/14. We Had multiple patients needing assistance, and 2 patients needing to be admitted to medsurg, back to back. Tracy was very helpful in helping get the patients to their rooms on medsurg, as well as being very understanding of how busy the ED was and how quickly we needed to move these patients out to make room for more that were waiting. THANK YOU!" - Bonnie Schieber, December 2014

"(With Pam Jones, Barb Smith, & Dena Vanostrand)They were awesome nurses and very, very helpful. They worked very hard. They are lovely ladies and they care." - James & Diana Sodowsky, November 2013

Kathy Avery - Nurse for Dr. Blatchford

"Kathy is so professional and goes out of her way to answer questions and is so prompt to return calls. She shows general concern and is so knowledgeable." - Julie Thimesch, September 2017

"Kathy is always kind, professional, and makes you feel at ease." - Diane Hicks, October 2014

"(With Racquel Szabo)They talk to you as they are treating you and are always kind, thoughtful, professional and very supportive. Dr. Blatchford has a very good team that work together to make a patient feel welcome. They are great!" - Karen Archer, November 2013

Joyce Baker - Environmental Services    Employee of the Month - September 2015
"She is always willing to help us out in purchasing. Comes in when she works to check on us. She deserves a pat on the back." - T. Demo, June 2015

Chantiel Barron-Galdamez - Medical Surgical Unit CNA
Employee of the Month - September 2013

"(with Shawna Hayes) These employees went above and beyond in dealing with their patient and family. They were very attentive and noticed things that they could help with. They went beyond their normal duties to ensure everything was good, and so kind about it. There is not enough paper or appropriate words to express how good these two employees do their job. Thank you!" - Name Withheld, March 2016

"Very caring, comforting, and attentive which is exceptional in my opinion." - Gene Badley, July 2013

Katrenia Beane - Radiology Tech     Employee of the Month - November 2014

"She greeted us with a smile, was very kind to me and my father. Very gentle handling of my father who fell and hurt his shoulder and hip. Very professional and caring, explained to my 81 year old frail father everything she would do before doing it. She was Genuinely concerned about my father. Please let her know what a great job she is doing." - Debra Pendland, August 2017

"I am very claustrophobic. (Katrenia) just helped me get through it. I won't forget her." - Edna Lewis, December 2014

"I am claustrophobic and she went above and beyond to make my MRI experience not only tolerable, but pleasant. She is a wonderful and caring woman. Thank you for having such a person on your staff. God Bless you all." - Name Withheld, September 2014

"Trenia's patient-centered attitude allowed me to breeze through the MRI with the peace of mind I never thought possible before." - Name Withheld, October 2014

Michelle Belindo - Purchasing Manager     Employee of the Month - April 2015
"Michelle has been a great help with the courier runs to the clinics. She has gone above and beyond to help with these and make sure they get done when no one else can." - Lois Faber, March 2015

Sue Benson - CNA, Med/Surg Unit
"(with Tammy Lynn) They both were exceptionally helpful and caring. More than willing to explain and help me with things I didn't quite understand. Best care given ever!" - Tina Talley, May 2015

Sherry Biggerstaff - Respiratory Therapist   Employee of the Month - March 2015

"Sherry was very helpful, kind & respectful. She explained every procedure prior to starting in a way I could easily understand. Very helpful." - Name Withheld, June 2016

"She explained things in a way that made me feel really comfortable and talked me through each testing procedure." - Name Withheld, October 2015

"She was kind and explained every treatment and test so that I understood them, and she was a good listener."- Robin Zimmerman, February 2015

Terry Blackburn - Respiratory Therapist     Employee of the Month - May 2016

(with Hanna Mayo and Mike McDonald) These guys were excellent with my daughter. It was an excellent experience overall, especially considering no one ever plans to visit, or wants to visit, an ER. Thank you!" - Name Withheld, November 2016

"TERRY HAS ALWAYS BEEN HELPFUL IN ICU BUT I HAVE GOT TO SEE HOW HELPFUL SHE IS EVERYWHERE LATELY. GREAT JOB!" - CRYSTAL HUFFMAN, RN, April 2016

"She was very kind and she also explained all we were doing in the process. Very courteous and cheerful." - Name Withheld, February 2016

"She was very patient with me during these llung tests! She is always very nice and pleasant." - Name Withheld, December 2015

"Prompt, efficient, explained each step of test, courteous, and friendly." - Name Withheld, May 2015


Dr. Tyson Blatchford - General Surgeon     Employee of the Month - May 2015

"Very nice." - Alishia Garcia, January

"This man is exceptional in all ways. He has performed surgery on both my wife and I, and there is none better from consultation to scalpel." Robert T. Montgomery, April 2015

"He met the ambulance on the highway, jumped in and took care of my little boy on the way to the ER. Upon arrival, he went to work wasting no time and kept me informed the entire time. Dr. Blatchford and all involved that day were awesome, and very comforting to know my little boy was in such good hands. Thank you Dr. Blatchford!!" - Name Withheld, February 2015

"Reassuring. Sutured quickly." - Name Withheld, February 2015

"The outpatient surgery team, Kasey, Dr. Blatchford, and Racquel, were all very attentive to every need! They made me feel so comfortable, as I was very nervous." - Kathy Avery, June 2014

"Great Doctor." - Name Withheld, March 2014

"Very polite and informative. Made me feel comfortable. Takes time to listen to patient & family." - Name Withheld, January 2014

"Dr. Blatchford was very calming and made me feel a lot better right before the surgery." - Ashley Kanelakos, February 2013

Carrie Bloedel-Helmer CRNA, Surgery     Employee of the Month - July 2017

"Talked to me, not the chart or computer. Good eye contact. Able to be friendly, personable, and professional." - Name Withheld, April 2017

Virginia Bradley - Registered Nurse, ER
"VIRGINIA AND KIM REALLY HELPED MEDSURG BY ENTERING ORDERS AND GIVING MEDS TO PT'S BEFORE THEY HIT THE FLOOR. MUCH APPRECIATED!" - CRYSTAL HUFFMAN, DECEMBER 2013

"I brought a friend into the ED on December 13 and I want to give a BIG thanks to Virginia Bradley. She did a wonderful job taking care of my friend. She deserves a huge pat on the back and make sure that she gets recognized for exceptional service! Awesome job, little lady, awesome! You did amazing! Love ya and thank you for the wonderful care you gave and continue to give to all of your patients!" - Mandi Scott, December 2012

"These women were efficient, professional, and caring during my stay. They augmented Dr. Vora's wishes without hesitation and were performing ahead as a professional always does. In one word they were exemplary." - Mark Thomas, May 2012

"Exceeded my expectations in every way. Quick pain control, diagnosis, comfort care, and admission to med/surg." - Mark Thomas, May 2012

"Every doctor, nurse, receptionist working that night were outstanding and deserve to be recognized." - Lorine Forshee, April 2012

Brittany Brandt - Registered Nurse, ER

"(with Julie Jones) Kind, very effective treatment; very nice; called me later for follow up" - Nmae Withheld, September 2017

Kasha Broce - Emergency Department Registrar
"I would like to nominate her because she was so caring from the time my husband and I arrived and when we were leaving, my husband told her what I was diagnosed with and she seemed concerned and told me that if I needed anything else to please let her know. All I can say is she was awesome!" - Lillian Reed, August 2016

Kathy Broce - Registered Nurse for Dr. Lin     Employee of the Month - March 2014
"Very friendly and very helpful - always willing to answer any of my questions or help me in any way, thank you Kathy!" - Kathy Cross, December 2013

Bob Brooks - CRNA, Surgery Department

"Thorough, complete, and accurate explanation of procedure." - Lee Coate, November 2016


Pattie Brown - Physical Therapy Department Team Leader     Employee of the Month - August 2013

"Pattie always made me feel special." - Name Withheld, December 2016

"You are so lucky to have Pattie Brown and I really mean that! She is always the same person." - JoAnn Walker, November 2016

"Very caring, explained procedures as she proceeded with the therapy." - Mary Tomlinson, September 2016

"Pattie Brown is so adept at physical therapy. You are lucky to have her on your staff!" - JoAnn Walker, August 2016

"Pattie really listens to how pain is doing and tries different strategies to most help relieve my pain. She respects me. Very knowledgeable, professional and caring. But she was also willing to take the time to listen to a funny incident that happened recently. She works very well with the time she has with me but doesn't leave me feeling my time is up and she is done with me. I do respect time schedules too. Also, when she got the order from the doctor she did schedule me as soon as her schedule allowed which was only a day or two wait. Pattie is the only PT I have seen at this hospital. Pattie is encouraging and affirming as I follow through with the at home aspect of treatment." - Mary Slocombe, June 2016

"Took time to work with me." - Johnny Harp, March 2016

"Professional, caring, excellent listener, then provided information regarding my back and leg pain." - Name Withheld, February 2016

"She was so careful not to hurt me, but still so concerned in helping me. Have used her several times." - Name Withheld, November 2015

"Always pleasant, helpful, & caring. Pattie does her job very, very well. I have had her do my therapy for several years now on different occasions, and she is still the best to do this job. She certainly deserves this award in my books. Thanks for having her around at the hospital." - Helen Thresher, September 2015

"Not only is Pattie professional, but she also is a very friendly as well as caring individual. SCKMC is very lucky to have her." - JoAnn Walker, August 2015

"Gave undivided attention, listened carefully to me; gave me exercises to use at home; instructed me in posture correction; asked for feedback during the treatments; explained the relationship between one joints effect on the other joints and muscles. Very positive attitude." - Name Withheld, May 2015

"Pattie never gave up on me although I had a few set backs; very encouraging; always helping me work toward my goals & challenged me to work hard to meet them." - Mary Tinsley, March 2015

"Pattie is the best PT I have ever received treatment from." - Name Withheld, March 2015

"Pattie is very knowledgeable in the area of PT, professional, caring, friendly, and is easy to work with. She sets realistic goals in treatment." - Name Withheld, February 2015

"She treated me with care and a smile." - Shirley Adams, December 2014

"Demonstrates care, compassion, a good listener, helpful with ways to improve condition, attentive to patient's pain and how they tolerate the treatment." - Mary Slocombe, July 2014

"Pattie explained in detail the service provided." - Betty Hollister, May 2014

"Very knowledgeable and answered questions doctor's hadn't. Adjusted plan of treatment when initial treatment increased pain. Pattie was excellent. I have had previous experience with Pattie and the staff was accommodating to schedule me with her. Pattie was accepting of other treatments and wasn't judgmental." - Mary Slocombe, March 2013

"Pattie Brown has always been a pleasure to work on my shoulder therapy. She made me feel comfortable, answered as many of my questions as possible, was caring. She was prompt to get right on me since I was using my noon hour at times, she accommodated my work schedule." - Mitzi Samms, March 2013

"Always has a smile on her face, willing to lend a hand when needed. Is good with patients, educating staff and patients on physical therapy needs. Always gives 100% plus." - Stacy McKimson, July 2012

"I've worked with pattie for almost 20 years here at teh hospital. Whenever we are short-handed or very busy, she is always working as long as it takes to take care of the needs of our patients. In my humble opinion, she is deserving of the the distinction of being employee of the month." - Kris Wyckoff, July 2012

"Excellent care and concern." - Dr. Jeff Wood, April 2011

Sandra Bruster - LPN, Med/Surg Unit     Employee of the Month - April 2014

"(with Austin Nickell) These two individuals were very friendly and made my stay very pleasant. They made me comfortable and my daughter as well. I really enjoyed tham and feel like they deserve to be recognized on their outstanding service!" - Dulce Daniels, April 2016

"I was training a new CNA and we were very busy on the floor that morning and Sandy had went ABOVE and BEYOND with helping me with my trashes and waters and call lights, even when she was busy herself. I thank her for all her help." - Britney Tyler, January 2014

"I feel like she goes above and beyond. When you are short handed as an aide, Sandy will take on both the nurses and aides responsibilities. She has done this on numerous occasions, I think she deserves some recognition." - Barbara Standerfer, January 2014

"SANDY AND TIFFANY REALLY HELPED ME OUT WHEN I GOT A SECOND PT IN ICU. THEY HELPED W/ ORDERS AND GAVE ME THEIR ONLY CNA, AMANDA TO HELP ME GET PT SITUATED. ALL OF THEM WERE A LOT OF HELP AND MUCH APPRECIATED." - CRYSTAL HUFFMAN, December 2013

Hanna Bryant - Laboratory

(with Derek Maxwell) "Hannah and Derek were really nice and comforting to me. Treated me with respect." - Marvin Holden, November 2016

"(with Chelsy Hudson and Jennifer Richardson) These young women were attentive, thorough and so caring during the three hours I was at the SCKMC ER. They always asked how I was feeling, not just for information but also for emotional benefit. As a patient, I appreciated being asked if I had questions about my treatment, which they did not fail to do." - Name Withheld, February 2016

"Hannah is an exceptional employee and I'm proud to have her as an Laboratory Scientist. She has great customer service and is very pleasant to all around her." - Lois Faber, January 2016

"Explained everything to me, what they were going to do, and in soft voices. Thanks a lot!" - Jeanette Brown, May 2015

Amanda Buttress - Physical TherapyEmployee of the Month - May 2017

"She was nice, patient, did not rush through the process. She would explain the procedures of the exercise and if I needed to rest for a while to let her know. I have already recommended her to people in case they neededtherapy to ask for her. She was the best. Thanks Amanda!" - Name Withheld, April 2017

"She listens, attentive, caring, knowledgeable. My husband and I have both been treated by Amanda and we feel she's awesome." - Name Withheld, March 2017


Cynthia Brzycki - Business Office
"Cynthia has a dual job. I hit her on a daily basis with patients to pre-cert. She always has a smile on her face, a kind word for everyone. We work really well together. I am blessed to have her as a friend and coworker! She has gone beyond the call of duty to help get patients pre-certed. Please acknowledge her hard work toward excellent patient care!" - Debbie Pendland, December 2012

Hillary Carden - Radiology Tech
"Very courteous. She made me feel very comfortable, and explained the procedure very well." - Myrna Merz, March 2015

Matt Carden - Environmental Services

"HE DOES A GREAT JOB MAKING SURE THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CLEANED THAT DAY. IF THERE WAS A AREA MISSED HE PERSONALLY WILL CLEAN IT. WE APPRECIATE HIS HARD WORK." - The ER Department, July 2015

"It is so wonderful to have him come by every shift and ask if we need anything specific done in the ER. He asks what would work best for us if we are in a busy situation and understands if something can't be done with the floors right that moment due to having patients. He always has a smile on his face and makes life much easier on us in the Emergency Department!" - Derek M., July 2015
 

Shanea Chrisman - ER Registrar     Employee of the Month - June 2013

"SHANEA IS ALWAYS HARDWORKING COMPLETES ALL THINGS SENT HER WAY WILL COME BACK AND ASK FOR MORE, AND DOES SO WITH A SMILE ON HER FACE!" - Michele Cruz, October 2017

"(with Kelly Williams, Radiology Tech)They both are very caring with polite personalities and sweet smiles. I wish more of your employees could use them as examples." - Name Withheld, April 2013

Kim Clift - Registered Nurse, OB
"VIRGINIA AND KIM REALLY HELPED MEDSURG BY ENTERING ORDERS AND GIVING MEDS TO PT'S BEFORE THEY HIT THE FLOOR. MUCH APPRECIATED!" - CRYSTAL HUFFMAN, DECEMBER 2013

"Made me feel at ease with smiles, kindness, and patience." - Anastasia Decker, October 2011

Angela Cline - ER Tech

"(with Jennifer Schmeidler and Julie Jones) They were wonderful." - Name Withheld, July 2016

"(with Mike McDonald, Shelley Hudson, Paula Rhodes, & Brandon Evans) Everyone was Tip Top and they all made me feel at home immediately. It really helped to calm my nerves. You have a fine staff." - Joe E. Walker, March 2016

Sherry Coldwell - Emergency Room Registrar
"Friendly & prompt." - Shelley Pinnegar, July 2011

Lacy Colquhoun - Registered Nurse, Surgery     Employee of the Month - January 2014

"(with Brady Reed and Mary Trillo) All three were very helpful with explaining the procedure and making sure my dad was comfortable, and all of our questions were answered." - Name Withheld, November 2015

"Both were very very kind and attentive. The Dr. was running a little behind and I was already on table in surgery room waiting. They kept me warm with fresh blankets and visited with me while I waited." - Name Withheld, September 2015

"Lacy Colquhoun and Mrs. Zumwalt were professional, warm, and showed total concern for my well being. They explained everything that would take place and were professional in their demeanor, skilled, and highly knowledgeable. Both positive individuals made the day a smooth process and conveyed outstanding customer service." - Jeff Henderson, August 2014

"Lacy was extremely kind and sweet to my daughter. She made sure she was comfortable and well taken care of. Lacy is an awesome nurse and anytime I go back I hope to get an awesome nurse like her to be my nurse!" - Anna Davidson, November 2012

"Kind, friendly and explained the procedure they were going to do." - Marie Church, February 2012

"Kind, compassionate, professional." - Buni Snyder, June 2011

"Kind, soothing voice and stayed right beside me while waiting for the doctor." - Peggy Williams, September 2011

Denise Cooper, LPN/ER TECH

"Medsurg became shorthanded and Denise came over to help for 4 hours. She was very much appreciated and the patients and staff could not have had a good shift without her." - Crystal Huffman, January 2016


Cassie Crocker - Med Tech, Lab     Employee of the Month - November 2013

"She calmed me. She explained everything she was doing. She listened to me babble about my puppy. She made me feel good and confident, very personable." - Karen Welch, March 2017

"Cassie has done an exceptional job as Blood Bank supervisor. She has worked very hard to get us started using new Blood Bank reagents and armbands for identification that will save money for the lab. Her hard work and dedication are very much appreciated." - Lois Faber, October 2013

"Cassie is a very dedicated Med Tech and has done exceptional work supervising over Microbiology and Blood Bank. We are very fortunate to have Cassie as an employee!!" - Lois Faber, May 2013

Michele Cruz - Financial Counselor Employee of the Month - September 2017

"Michele works hard everyday to ensure our patients are able to get the most benefit from their insurance coverage. In addition she is a key member in the success of the SCKMC Landrush, responsible for contacting and tracking sponsors whose donations allow the event to happen."   - Clayton Pappan & Holly Harper, August 2017

Brigitte Denholm - Dietary Employee of the Month April 2016

"Brigitte is one of my best workers. She isn't full time, but will come in any time she is called to cover any position at any given time. She has a wonderful attitude every day, and is a joy to work with. I don"t know what I would do with out this woman on my team! There needs to be more "Brigitte's " in this world!" - Christine Hamm, March 2016

Tammy Dvorak - Radiology Tech
"This lady was extremely nice and good at her job." - Name Withheld, February 2013

Jim Dwyer - Radiology Tech

“I was at the hospital this morning for a CT scan and treadmill. I think the gentleman’s name in radiology was Jim. Anyway he was awesome. I didn’t know I was having the scan but he explained why. He explained every single step of the process I was having this morning. He told (me) If I had to have an injection during the treadmill portion why and how it might make me feel. The hospital, in my opinion, is very fortunate to have him.” - Name Withheld, January 2016

Tammy Dye - Registered Nurse
"(with Shaylee Rice, RN)When delivering my son they kept me calm and talked me through everything. They both made everything comfortable and we even laughed a bit. When I thought I couldn't push anymore they encouraged me and helped get me through it." - Name Withheld, September 2014

Tami Eiselt - Registered Nurse, Medical/Surgical Unit     Employee of the Month - December 2013

"Tami was very kind and patient with me. I had great care." - Elizabeth Thomas, March 2017

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for all the wonderful care my wife received following her surgery. All of the nurses, including Tami, Susie, Sandy, Nicole and others, were very helpful and caring. More specially, I would like to thank Tami for everything she did for us.
Tami was our nurse for the first two days when we had most of our questions and concerns. She always seemed to be there whenever we had concerns and always found a way to take care of the issues. She was always very professional and answered our questions in terms we could understand. We were very impressed with her knowledge and ability to handle every situation. Certainly a great asset to the hospital." - Name Withheld, January 2017

"Helped in every way she should or could, and asked if we needed anything." - Phillip Brewer, July 2016

"(with Terri Galindo) These ladies performed exceptional care and treatment while I was hospitalized for tests." - Betty Hockenbury, April 2016

"While working the med/surg floor on the weekends the nurses also have to take care of all the out patient services. Tami was very sweet in taking on another wound care patient, that took about 45 minutes to complete my wound care. She was always ready and organized with everything in the room she would need." - Name Withheld, July 2015

"Tami was there for us quickly when needed and answered our questions professionally and in terms we understood. It was obvious that she is highly qualified and cares about her patients." - Name Withheld, November 2013

Brandon Evans - Respiratory Therapist     Employee of the Month - January 2016

"Tonight we had a very difficult situation arise in the ER with a patient requiring extensive/intensive care. We were somewhat short handed as it was in the middle of the night. Brandon went above and beyond any RT duties. He not only assisted with everything for intubation and care of the patient, but he also performed other duties such as speaking with family/ interpreter for obtaining additional information, pulling additional when needed, and even copying medical records for transfer. I cannot express how thankful I am to have him on my team, not just tonight but every night I work with him. He has always performed any and every tasked asked of him with a smile on his face. He is an A+ team player!" - Julie Jones PA-C, July 2016

"(with Mike McDonald, Shelley Hudson, Paula Rhodes, & Angela Cline) Everyone was Tip Top and they all made me feel at home immediately. It really helped to calm my nerves. You have a fine staff." - Joe E. Walker, March 2016

"I'm always hearing good things from the patients about Brandon. They miss him when he is gone! He is always willing to pick up extra days if needed. Very proud to have him on our team." - Terry Blackburn, November 2015

"I brought my son into the Er for difficulty breathing. Both myself and my son were scared upon arrival but Brandon was there and ready, he was very fast at getting his treatments started and stayed with him while in ER and then later to the room he talked to my son and I through the process so that we knew what was going on and what was going to happen. Thus keeping myself and my son from being scared. My family is thankful that sckmc has an employee like Brandon." - Michele Cruz, November 2015

Lois Faber - Laboratory     Employee of the Month - December 2011
"I would like to give Lois Faber in lab a "Atta girl". She always has a smile on her face, has a excellent attitude and brightens everyone's day. Please let her know that her great work is appreciated." - Brandon Shaw, November 2011

"She was able to draw blood without pain." - Kenneth Kern, October 2011

Susan Fisher - Admissions

"She reassured me about the headache by talking to me and being very understanding that I was in a lot of pain. She was courteous, professional & efficient! She put me at ease while I was there." - Evelyn Shoup, July 2015

"Susan was very considerate, helpful, and compassionate." - Name Withheld, September 2012

Joe Foust - Physician Assistant

"Knew exactly what the problem was in a minute amount of time. I feel that it has kept me from having a bad time with shingles." - Norma Ouellet, September 2015

"They were quick, efficient, and courteous." - Ed Endorf, July 2015

"Plain explanation of everything. All were very polite." - Name Withheld, July 2015

"Very kind and considerate. Visited and could tell he really cared, not just in and get you out. Thanks." - Maxine Werner, July 2015

"Joe Foust, PA was super." - Juri Kolts, April 2015

"My daughter came in very frightened. Joe put her completely at ease and had her giggling by the end." - Name Withheld, March 2015

"(with Jen Milam) I cannot say enough about how well I was treated. These two people are a great asset to the hospital staff." - Don McGlasson, February 2015

"Great job. Joe was very informative & helpful to us in the emergency room. Everyone was good and food was good." - John Clemente, February 2015

"(with Jennifer Schmeidler, RN & Pete Schrag, MICT) From Pete Schrag, who was so caring and quick knowing I was in deep pain, to Joe Foust and then Jennifer Schmeidler I was treated with great respect and care. I appreciated so much their quick reactions to making me feel better in a 30 minute time period. I was constantly being looked at making sure I was responding to the medication. I appreciate more than you can know these staff members." - Peggy Musson, September 2014

Ty Freel - Radiology Technician

"(with Mike McDonald, April Madrigal, and Jennifer Schmeidler) They all gave me good care plus they were all so very nice to me. I was impressed by each one of them." - Name Withheld, February 2016

"HE IS SUPER PROFESSIONAL TO PATIENTS, HE ROCKS A STROKE ALERT LIKE NO ONE ELSE. HE IS JUST A GREAT ASSET- THANKS TY." - ER Department, July 2015


Maricela Fuentes - OB Registered Nurse
"Very caring, thoughtful, and nice. She was quick to provide me with my needs." - Name Withheld, December 2011

Terri Galindo - CNA, Medical Surgical Unit     Employee of the Month - June 2015

"(with Tami Eiselt) These ladies performed exceptional care and treatment while I was hospitalized for tests." - Betty Hockenbury, April 2016

"She kept helping me get comfortable with a heating pad, also helped me get a shower." - Name Withheld, April 2016

"Was right there when I needed anything. Made me feel like I was well cared for; always cheerful and smiling. Really nice lady and good at her job." - James Sexton, March 2016

"Terri was always like clock work when coming in, asking if we were ok, if we needed anything and getting vitals from my son. I felt that I seen her more then the nurse. Although Terri was not working when we were admitted to the room she was the one to get all the extras for our room water, towels, soaps etc... she made our stay much more comfortable at SCKMC." - Michele Cruz, November 2015

"Very kind. stopped in several times to ask if I needed anything. She made my stay there very comfortable. Terry is also a good listener and helped me with warm blankets and whatever I needed." - Marguerite Carriger, April 2015

"Very nice, kind, and helpful." - Name Withheld, May 2012

Kaycia Gelino - CNA, Medical Surgical Unit
"She was always there to see if you needed anything." - Name Withheld, June 2011

"Made me feel at home. Always friendly and laughing." - Merle Randol, August 2011

Sarah Gillette - Registered Nurse, Medical Surgical Unit         Employee of the Month - June 2016

"Always answered all our questions. She is fast and ready to help. Took great care of us. If we had a question she always found us an answer. She knows what it takes to be an efficient nurse." - Jerry Walker, May 2016

Christine Hamm - Dietary Manager, Nutritional Services     Employee of the Month - April 2017

"I would like to nominate Christine Hamm for Employee of the Month. She has worked tirelessly to take care of the kitchen during the transition of the Senior Care Unit. She has helped us ladies so much! She deserves it!" - Name withheld, March 2017

Jeanette Haney - Registered Nurse, Outpatient Services

"Very caring, checked on (patient) regularly and took great care of him." - Name Withheld, March 2017

(with Tammy Lynn) "They were both very kind. I felt relaxed when they were around and they talked through everything they did at all times. They made me feel comfortable and helped me with anything I needed. They both went above and beyond what is expected or asked of them." - Cynthia Kilts, January 2016

"She explained things before and during my wound care. They showed compassion with their jobs." - Robert Ortiz, December 2014

"Very accommodating." - Name withheld, July 2011

"Very kind and caring." - Rita McBride, August 2011

Roxann Hanson - Radiology Tech      Employee of the Month November 2015

"This young lady was a gem. She kept a close eye on me because I don't like machines. She was patient and helpful!" - Julie Schwabenbauer, February 2016

"On Monday September 7 -- Labor Day, Roxanne was the only Radiology tech working. As well as completing all the in-patient and out-patient orders, the ER was busy and many x-rays and CT scans were needed. Roxanne was efficient, communicated with the ER staff regarding any delays, had an energetic attitude and smiled the ENTIRE DAY! Thank you Roxanne for helping us get through the day! (and she smiles EVERY day)." - Deb Schrag, September 2015 

"I visited this dept. as an out-patient and the customer service was outstanding. She was very good at explaining the procedure, and made sure that I was comfortable." - Name Withheld , June 2015

Sara Hayes - Laboratory

"Sarah has been exceptional in all areas of work. She is very pleasant to work with, great with outpatients and other departments. Sarah is willing to work any extra needed without complaint. She is an exceptional employee and we are blessed to have her." - Lois Faber, November 2015

Marci Hardister, Registered Nurse Medical / Surgical UnitEmployee of the Month March 2016

"Marci made me feel completely at home from the first point of contact. I was freezing and she warmed up a pad in the microwave and she came by to tell me she was leaving Wednesday morning." - J. Walker, December 2015


Shawna Hayes - IT     Employee of the Month - October 2013

"(with Chantiel Barron-Galdamez) These employees went above and beyond in dealing with their patient and family. They were very attentive and noticed things that they could help with. They went beyond their normal duties to ensure everything was good, and so kind about it. There is not enough paper or appropriate words to express how good these two employees do their job. Thank you!" - Name Withheld, March 2016

"The ER was extremely busy during one of our snowy days. She came to our department and cleaned all of our rooms for us, as well as took patients being admitted over to their rooms on Med Surg. She answered the phones, and helped with transfers. She is always willing to help us out, anytime we are in a bind. We appreciate her so much!" - Bonnie Schieber, February 2014

"Always willing to help out with critical situations in the ER at a moment's notice. Excellent note taking." - Bonnie Schieber, August 2013

Joanne Holman - Infection Prevention Specialist/Education Coordinator     Employee of the Month - October 2014
"She was in ER doing a employee health workup. The next thing I know she is cleaning up a wheelchair that a patient had an accident in. She is an exceptional employee. Thank you JoAnn for being a caring employee." - Cindy Traffas, March 2015

"Joanne did a great job with infection control training. She was informative and explained how we can impact patient health and our own. I was thoroughly impressed with her method of presentation. Great job Joanne!" - Holly Harper, September 2014

Chelsey Hudson - ER Tech

"(with Julie Jones) Very well trained and provided quality treatment." - Bud Shelton, December 2016

"Very courteous & explanatory about all services." - Robert Brzycki, December 2016

"(with Hannah Bryant and Jennifer Richardson) These young women were attentive, thorough and so caring during the three hours I was at the SCKMC ER. They always asked how I was feeling, not just for information but also for emotional benefit. As a patient, I appreciated being asked if I had questions about my treatment, which they did not fail to do." - Name Withheld, February 2016

"(with Jennifer Schmeidler) Made me comfortable. All of above were equal in quality patient care." - Name Withheld, February 2015

Shelly Hudson - Registered Nurse, House Supervisor

"(with Mike McDonald, Brandon Evans, Paula Rhodes, & Angela Cline) Everyone was Tip Top and they all made me feel at home immediately. It really helped to calm my nerves. You have a fine staff." - Joe E. Walker, March 2016

"She took extra good care of me." - Joyce Ratcliff, January 2016

"Very nice, understood my fears. Gave the best (painless) IV I have ever had." - Name Withheld, August 2011

Crystal Huffman - Registered Nurse, Intensive Care Unit

"Crystal welcomed me to my room enthusiastically. She performed all the questions and care in a timely fashion. She was polite and thoughtful to her coworkers. She checked on me several times during the night, always making sure I had everything I needed. At the end of her shift she said goodbye and wished me well." - Name Withheld, May 2016

"They were quick in response to my needs. Did her best to help me feel comfortable in my situation. Very professional and provided excellent care." - Name Withheld, January 2016

"She basically worked two departments last night to help another nurse who needed a little boost of confidence. She did not complain about it!" - A. Lynn, RN - December 2014

"She helped out Med-Surg during our crazy night so that I could help ED. Thank you Crystal for being willing to help where needed!" - Ashley Lynn

Gloria Hull - Auxilian
"Very helpful and friendly. Concerned about the patient." - Judy Moore, March 2012

Mike Jacobs - Radiology Technician
"Mike is fast and efficient. He also uses the white boards outside patient rooms so that the nurses can accurately chart the patients time out of the ER. Very helpful, thanks!" - Angie Ziegler, January 2012

Shaylee Jagels - Registered Nurse
"(with Tammy Dye, RN)When delivering my son they kept me calm and talked me through everything. They both made everything comfortable and we even laughed a bit. When I thought I couldn't push anymore they encouraged me and helped get me through it." - Name Withheld, September 2014

Jeff Jenkins - IT     Employee of the Month - February 2012
"Every time we have a problem with our computers, which has been happening a lot lately, he comes running with a smile to fix them. Most of the time no questions asked. If not for both of the IT guys we wouldn't be able to do our jobs efficiently. Thanks for all you do." - SCKMC Radiology staff, January 2012

Crystal Johns - Business Services
"During lunch a patient's elderly spouse came to the cafeteria. All he wanted was some plain Jell-O or ice cream but was unable to locate any. Crystal noticed this and went to the cafeteria and found some for him. He was very grateful for this act of kindness." - Dianne Goatley, September 2012

Julie Jones - Physician Assistant - Emergency Department   Employee of the Month - September 2016

"(with Brittany Brandt) Kind, very effective treatment; very nice; called me later for follow up" - Nmae Withheld, September 2017

"I was made to feel comfortable, she showed real concern, explained my problem and what I needed to do in terms I could understand, and answered all my questions." - Name Withheld, April 2017

"She was so nice and calming." - Name Withheld, January 2017

"Very caring and checked in with our needs." - Joyce Seidel, January 2017

"(with Chelsey Hudson) Very well trained and provided quality treatment." - Bud Shelton, December 2016

"She is very professional, great contact with patient & family. Very thorough on all testing procedures." - Name Withheld, November 2016

"Nurse Mitch and Julie Jones PA make an outstanding team. You have a very professional duo." - Joni Curl, November 2016

"(with Mitchell Wood) Wonderful, just very nice and caring." - Suzie Davis, October 2016

"(with Jennifer Schmeidler and Angela Cline) They were wonderful." - Name Withheld, July 2016

"She came in to check on me and she had the nurse give me my medicine. They were great." - Linda Smith, June 2016

"(with Mitchell Wood) I enjoyed the two hours I was there. They made me feel at ease. They were a captive audience. They laughed at all my jokes and I lifet knowing I was in good hands." - Max Jones, May 2016

"She is friendly, listens to the patient, and promptly sees to the patients needs while at the ER. Two weeks ago I was in the ER and Julie took the situation right in hand and did an excellent job." - Debra Shelton, April 2016

"She was very personable and professional! I felt like she was very thorough and did everything possible to address my medical problems." - Beverly Voth, February 2016

Pam Jones - Case Manager     Employee of the Month - November 2011
"(With Tracy Austin, Barb Smith, & Dena Vanostrand)They were awesome nurses and very, very helpful. They worked very hard. They are lovely ladies and they care." - James & Diana Sodowsky, November 2013

"She puts her heart and soul into working with patients, even to the point of going to their homes to get clothes so the can return with dignity. Truly caring." - Name Withheld, October 2011

Heather Judd - Nursing     Employee of the Month - August 2012

"Checked to see if I needed anything, explained med in IV. Very friendly, attentive to my needs." - Anita Green, December 2015

"Very caring, comforting, and attentive which is exceptional in my opinion." - Gene Badley, July 2013

"Heather was very helpful and informative. She was always willing to help with anything I needed." - Brandi Luceno, July 2012

"Heather goes above and beyond making sure our quality measures are met with each and every patient. FANTASTIC JOB!!!" - Debra Edwards, October 2011

Angela Kelly - Med/Surg Registered Nurse      Employee of the Month - October 2015

"Angela took care of me after surgery, very sweet and compassionate." - Name Withheld, July 2015

"ANGELA HELPED GIVE MEDS AND STARTED FOELY FOR EMERGENT CESAREAN. WITHOUT ALL THERE HELP WE MAY NOT HAVE GOTTEN PT TO SURGERY AS FAST. FROM TIME PT WAS CHECK IN UNTIL TIME OF DELIVERY WAS ABOUT 40 MIN." - Kim Clift, July 2015

"Always willing to go the extra mile." - Name Withheld, January 2012

Shelby Kimzey - LPN, Med/Surg Employee of the Month - October 2017

"Provided great care, and is very concerned about how I was doing. She is a very good asset to the hospital." - Name Withheld, August 2017

"Shelby was very professional and gentle. She always did her job with a smile. Explained things to me when I had questions and went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable." - Leigh Ann Brown, May 2017

Shelby Koller - Medical Laboratory Tech     Employee of the Month - July 2014
"Shelby has done an excellent job in catching and bringing to our attention various problems in Blood Bank. An example is she noticed the Blood Bank freezer temp fluctuating and we were able to get it fixed before it went totally down. She is a great asset to our department!" - Lois Faber, April 2014

Katrina Langhorst - Housekeeper     Employee of the Month - July 2013
"SHE IS ALWAYS GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT'S EXPECTED OF HER. SHE HAS A POSITIVE ATTITUDE EVERYDAY, SHE REALLY CARES TO KEEP THIS HOSPITAL CLEAN, AND SHE DESERVES TO BE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH! THANK YOU FROM EVERYONE IN THE ER!" - Eryn Thomas, February 2014

"KATRINA HAS BEEN SEEN MULTIPLE TIMES PICKING UP TRASH IN THE ER DRIVEWAY, PARKING LOT AND OTHER AREAS OUTSIDE. SHE ALWAYS SEEMS TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP KEEP THIS FACILITY LOOKING NICE. SHE MAKES SURE ALL THE ROOMS ARE CLEAN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND OFFERS TO HELP OTHERS REGARDLESS. SHE ALWAYS HAS A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND SPEAKS TO EVERYONE THAT SHE SEES." - Name Withheld, August 2013

"She is the only housekeeper who cleans my office...vacuums it and empties the trash from it. It is very MUCH appreciated. Thank you!!" - Bonnie Schieber, August 2013

"We always know when Katrina has cleaned our department! She does an exceptional job every time! Today, she was even down on her hands and knees cleaning way underneath our machine. Our floors look great and you can really tell when she has cleaned them! We truly appreciate her extra TLC!!!" - The Laboratory Staff, June 2013

Larry Langhorst - CNA, Med/Surg Unit      Employee of the Month - March 2017

"(with Billie Summers) Everyone was very kind. Billie & Larry were very attentive, friendly, and checked on me often. Thye cared how I felt no matter how busy they were. Larry always made me laugh." - Laurisa Purselley, August 2017

"Very helpful and always there when you need him - as soon as possible." - Name Withheld, January 2017

"Very caring, comforting, and attentive which is exceptional in my opinion." - Gene Badley, July 2013

"Larry is a hard worker, and can usually outwork the younger girls. He is kind and compassionate to his patients, keeps on top of their current health status reporting vital information to the nurse in charge. Larry is not a complainer and follows through with orders. Good team worker with all staff." - Jeanette Haney, February 2013
 

Madison Law - Nutritional Services    

(with Shelia Thurber) "BOTH OF THEM BROUGHT FOOD TO THE BREAKROOM FOR THE GIRLS IN SURGERY, SO THEY COULD EAT BEFORE THE NEXT CASE. THAT MEANS A LOT WHEN YOU DO NOT GET TO LEAVE THE DEPARTMENT OR GO TO THE BATHROOM" - Kim Ebert, October 2017

Erica Lathers - Registered Nurse     Employee of the Month - August 2014

"(with Karen Zumwalt and Brady Reed) They all took very good care of me. Super nice, great bedside manners. They made me feel very comfortable and safe. Awesome hospital staff members at SCKMC!" - Amanda Giger, November 2015

"She was kind and considerate." - Sandra Lohr, June 2015

"Without a doubt my experience was not as anxiety producing as it could have been due to the friendly and genuinely caring staff members. Kudos to Mary, Erica and Kasey, along with Dr. Schmeidler, for exhibiting not just exceptional professionalism, but for the prevailing attitude of warmth and friendliness. I appreciate the extra effort in spite of the fact that any job can become boring and tedious. These people showed the utmost concern for their patient." - Susan Garten, May 2014

"Kindness, detailed information on what to expect, and her sweet assurance that all would be well were exceptional." - Name Withheld, April 2014

"Very caring, great explanation of procedure. Answered all questions! Made me feel at ease! Made my family welcome also!" - Laura Shook, November 2013

Dr. Perry Lin - OB/GYN Physician

(with Kathy Broce) "They have been exceptionally amazing. Even after-hours they dedicated their time with me. Very good at making me comfortable." - Latisha Fitzwater, October 2017

"Dr. Lin is an amazing doctor. He always gives me the best care. I always trust his judgement and know I am in the best hands." - Name Withheld, April 2016

"He is always thorough, excellent bedside manner. Tells me my options, makes recommendations and explains. I have sent my daughter to him for OB, my niece for OB, and friends and family for other issues. I love him dearly." - Melissa Vaught, February 2016

"Dr. Lin addressed my needle phobia with respect." - Melissa Vaught, May 2014

"Dr. Lin and the whole staff was great. I could not have had better service. Thank you all." - Jean Wineinger, March 2013

"Very understanding, was sure to inform me of everything, took my concerns seriously. I love him." - Melissa Crane, January 2013
 

Jeanette Lochridge-Ecker, Physician Assistant, Emergency Room

"Being the first time seeing this PA, I was pleasantly satisfied. She was very knowledgeable with the issues I was having and knew exactly what to do to help me. Extremely sweet and great bedside manner." - Misty Finch, August 2017

Rose Lolar - Ward Clerk, Medical Surgical Unit

"Supportive of me as I covered case mgmt. Knowledgeable of computer (though she only works Fridays), requirements for transfers, requirements for inpt hospice. Supportive of nurses & drs. Anticipates what is needed." - Patricia McMains, December 2015

Briana Luis - ER Registrar                            Employee of the Month - August 2016

"She kept me from being too worried, talked to me while I was waiting for my Mom and checked on me while I was waiting to go back to surgery." - Juleea Cooper, June 2016

Ashley Lynn - Registered Nurse, Surgery
"Of all the people I came in contact with, Ashley was your shining star. Ashley was attentive, sweet, caring, sympathetic, and even funny. I found Ashley to be a great nurse that went far and above." - Name Withheld, April 2013

Danielle Lynn - CNA, Medical Surgical Unit
"Danielle ran herself ragged making sure the patients were taken care of. She was always kind too. She deserves recognition and a raise!" - Name Withheld, April 2017
 

Tammy Lynn - Registered Nurse, Outpatient Services     Employee of the Month - September 2012

"She was very polite and understanding, actually listened to what I had to say and helped by staying with me and comforting me while I was scared and having anxiety issues. She was always there when I needed something!" - Anna Hudson, August 2016

(with Jeanette Haney) "They were both very kind. I felt relaxed when they were around and they talked through everything they did at all times. They made me feel comfortable and helped me with anything I needed. They both went above and beyond what is expected or asked of them." - Cynthia Kilts, January 2016

"I was pleased with a visit from my infusion nurse Tammy Lynn (during an outpatient visit) to confirm my next date." - James Quinn Jr., September 2015

"Tammy was very good with using precautions against contamination during my wound vac changes. Also very quick with her work and well organized." - Name Withheld, July 2015

"TAMMY HELPED AFTER SURGERY WITH BABY WE WERE TRANSFERRING." - Kim Clift, July 2015

"(with Sue Benson) They both were exceptionally helpful and caring. More than willing to explain and help me with things I didn't quite understand. Best care given ever!" - Tina Talley, May 2015

"Tammy Lynn is the best nurse ever." - Name Withheld, March 2015

"Very nice and took her patience and time in treating my wound. Although it is still ongoing, she does great work when caring for me." - Name Withheld, March 2015

"My nurse, Tammy, was so polite, professional, caring and pleasant. I commend Tammy for her professionalism and truly delightful personality. I hope I have her every visit." - James Quinn, February 2015

"She explained things before and during my wound care. They showed compassion with their jobs." - Robert Ortiz, December 2014

"Very caring, comforting, and attentive which is exceptional in my opinion." - Gene Badley, July 2013

"Tammy has gone above and beyond to help one of our littlest patients get the treatment he needs in the face of multiple obstacles. She truly exemplifies our mission - to provide personalized and compassionate care close to home. Thanks Tammy." - Jane Campbell, August 2012

"Tammy was very quick at getting everything going. She stuck me once for the IV and got it, AND it was painless! Thank you!" - Kayla Ranzau, July 2011

"Made me feel at ease with smiles, kindness, and patience." - Anastasia Decker, October 2011

April Madrigal - RN, Emergency Room      Employee of the Month - December 2016

"When my initial nurse was busy, April stood in and she was another outstanding asset to your team. Keep up the good work!" - Joni Curl, November 2016

"(with Ty Freel, Mike McDonald, and Jennifer Schmeidler) They all gave me good care plus they were all so very nice to me. I was impressed by each one of them." - Name Withheld, February 2016

(with Randy Simpson & Alex Thomas) caring, dedication to job, thorough." - Cheryl Brekken, May 2015

"(with Dr. Vora)They listened carefully, were attentive to my situation, thorough in exploring possibilities and well prepared. I was very pleased! Thank you, so glad you are here!" - Name Withheld, March 2015

"These women were efficient, professional, and caring during my stay. They augmented Dr. Vora's wishes without hesitation and were performing ahead as a professional always does. In one word they were exemplary." - Mark Thomas, May 2012

"Exceeded my expectations in every way. Quick pain control, diagnosis, comfort care, and admission to med/surg." - Mark Thomas, May 2012

"Thank you for helping keep the ER in top shape." - Eryn Thomas, March 2012

Lola Martin - Admissions     Employee of the Month - December 2012

"I was uneasy about the upcoming procedure. Lola has a very friendly demeanor and made me fee secure. She was a good first impression of the hospital!" - Name Withheld, February 2016

"Made sure my husband had coffee while waiting on me. Just a very nice person wanting to please everyone. I enjoyed having her there to do the paperwork, she did everything right the first time." - Pat Brown, November 2014

"Courteous, pleasant, efficient, and prompt." - Richard Hawkins, May 2013

"She was very friendly and helpful and deserves a raise." - Brenda Lloyd, January 2013

"Very friendly, helpful and put us at ease about the surgery." - Katherine Horinek, August 2011

Shelly Mathews - Registered Nurse, Medical/Surgical Unit     Employee of the Month - June 2012
"Shelly instructed me on how to give the injections for blood thinner and instructed on all the other meds. She also had all papers ready when it was time to be dismissed." - Betty Kellum, November 2015

"After surgery I had severe pain. She helped me figure out how to run warm water on me without getting my dermabond adhesive wet." - Name Withheld, March 2012

Derek Maxwell - ER Tech      Employee of the Month - February 2017

(with Hanna Mayo) "Thank you for making sure my son was taken care of." - Lashaina Chalmers, May 2017

"Derek was extremely attentive and helpful. He went above and beyond and made me feel comfortable and valued. Excellent care." - Name Withheld, May 2017

(with Hanna Mayo and Deb Schrag) "Very good experience, in and out quickly. Hanna, Derek, and Deb were sympathetic and understanding to my daughter." - Name Withheld, November 2016

(with Hannah Bryant) "Hannah and Derek were really nice and comforting to me. Treated me with respect." - Marvin Holden, November 2016

"I am not an easy person to draw blood from and Derek was very sweet and had no problem getting the needle in and drawing any blood." - Cynthia Kilts, December 2015

(with Bonnie Schieber) "Derek and Bonnie so dedicated and taking time to fully explain everything to me and my brother. We are grateful - thank you for all you do." - Name Withheld, August 2015

"(with Jennifer Schmeidler) They went above and beyond to make sure my son was comfortable and happy! They even made sure he had medication to keep his fever down before we left! They were just super amazing and will be the reason we come back." - Name Withheld, January 2015

"He was very friendly, patient and very knowledgeable." - Connie Horine, January 2015

Hanna Mayo - Registered Nurse, ER

(with Derek Maxwell) "Thank you for making sure my son was taken care of. Great instructions." - Lashaina Chalmers, May 2017

"She was patient and kind, and she didn't seem to be in a hurry. She explained things well." - Name Withheld, December 2017

(with Deb Schrag and Derek Maxwell) "Very good experience, in and out quickly. Hanna, Derek, and Deb were sympathetic and understanding to my daughter." - Name Withheld, November 2016

(with Terry Blackburn and Mike McDonald) These guys were excellent with my daughter. It was an excellent experience overall, especially considering no one ever plans to visit, or wants to visit, an ER. Thank you!" - Name Withheld, November 2016

"Answered all questions. Showed that she cared and always smiled. Was quick and friendly on answering my questions. Very respectful." - David Evans, October 2016

"Followed discharge procedure, reminding me to stop at registration and gave me a survey!" - Name Withheld, February 2015

"Very courteous, respectful, explained to our son what he needed and how to take care of himself." - Name Withheld, February 2015

Phyllis McCorgary - Medical Staff Coordinator

"Coordinated credentialing & privileging process for 10 new ED providers in weeks (rather than the typical 2 months). Her communication with the new providers was encouraging & welcoming yet compelling as she collected numerous documents & pieces of info in order for all to be in place by January 1." - Patricia McMains, December 2015

Mike McDonald - ER Provider

"Mr. McDonald was very kind & compassionate. He explained things so I knew what to expect. Mr. McDonald is very knowledgeable with great bed side manner." - Tommy Miller, December 2016

(with Jennifer Schmeidler) "I went to the ER because I had sustained a laceration on my face after tripping and falling. Both of these professionals were great. Mike explained aftercare and covered all aspects." - Name Withheld, December 2016

(with Hanna Mayo and Terry Blackburn) These guys were excellent with my daughter. Mike was quick to diagnose and treat. It was an excellent experience overall, especially considering no one ever plans to visit, or wants to visit, an ER. Thank you!" - Name Withheld, November 2016

"Mike McDonald, PA was not only very knowledgeable but he also listened and communicated with me. As a patient this made me very confident and comfortable with the care I received and his diagnosis and treatment plan. I received excellent care." - Name Withheld, June 2016

"(with Brandon Evans, Shelley Hudson, Paula Rhodes, & Angela Cline) Everyone was Tip Top and they all made me feel at home immediately. It really helped to calm my nerves. You have a fine staff." - Joe E. Walker, March 2016

"He was professional, courteous and referred me to a specialist in Wichita. Surgeon's office actually contacted me the next day due to his efforts. I was seen in a timely manner because of this staff member's spot-on prognosis. Thank you!" - Brian Reid, February 2016

"(with Ty Freel, April Madrigal, and Jennifer Schmeidler) They all gave me good care plus they were all so very nice to me. I was impressed by each one of them." - Name Withheld, February 2016

Emily McKenna - Registered Nurse, Surgery     Employee of the Month - May 2014
"Emily provided exceptional care and assistance during an emergency procedure. Her presence and level of experience assisted in optimizing the outcome of our patient." - Brady Reed, March 2015

"Emily was my nurse for my colonoscopy. I was very anxious, she put me at ease with her presence. She provided me with verbal instructions about my procedure. She also made me laugh and smile. She is a skilled nurse. The hospital is so Blesses to have her!" - Connie Meixner, March 2014

"She remembered me from a previous surgery and knew I needed warm blankets because of my illness. Explained everything she was doing to prepare me for surgery, very pleasant." - Anita McGlassan, July 2011

"Explained things very well. Seemed very caring. Checked frequently to make sure I was comfortable." - Bill Docking, August 2011

Steve McKinney - Physical Therapist
"Has a good knowledge of his work." - Howard Talley, April 2015

"Steve is so positive and encouraging. He helps the patient to see their progress." - Name Withheld, May 2013

"Steve is an excellent listener, very patient, and always thinking of new ways to help." - Name Withheld, March 2013

"Asked appropriate questions, assessed the situation, delivered treatment with care - reduced pain by 50% and still working on more recovery. Everyone in PT is friendly and helpful." - Ellen Snell, March 2013

"He was very nice and gentle, but he did me a lot of good with his stretching exercises." - Name Withheld, March 2013

"Clear explanation of diagnosis & treatment. Very professional & caring attitude." - Name Withheld, July 2011

Patricia McMains - Health Information Manager     Employee of the Month - January 2015
"Made arrangements for her church's outreach program to pay for a patients O2 and medications. Not only did she make arrangements for getting everything paid for, but also went and picked up the medication. Above and beyond the call of duty!" - Pam Jones, November 2014

Carrie Mercer - Radiology Tech
"She was very considerate of my comfort and the pain I was in." - Name Withheld, August 2011

"They were fantastic. Both girls made me feel comfortable." - Name Withheld, October 2011

Charlie Mertz - ER Registered Nurse
"Treated us like we were still part of the "SCKRMC Family". Compassionate care with just the right amount of levity." - Lyle Redman, October 2011

Mike Metzinger - Maintenance     Employee of the Month - October 2011
"Whenever my department needs anything from maintenance, Mike always responds quickly to my emails. He works swiftly, quietly being as unobtrusive as possible to take "care of business". He is so knowledgeable in all things "maintenance". Mike, we appreciate you." - Phyllis McCorgary, May 2015

"I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MIKE FOR HELPING A FELLOW EMPLOYEE BY CHANGING MY FLAT TIRE AND TAKING THE TIME TO GET THE TIRE REPAIRED AND REINSTALLED ON MY CAR." - VIOLY KNOWLES, March 2015

"Thank you for the wonderful job of clearing off the parking lot!" - Pam Jones, November 2014

"MIKE IS ALWAYS HELPFUL AND KIND. MY CAR HAD A FLAT TIRE LAST WEEK. MIKE CARRIED THE AIR BUBBLE CLEAR AROUND TO THE NORTH PARKING LOT AND AIRED UP MY TIRE. THANKS MIKE, I MADE IT HOME SAFE." - LOLA MARTIN, February 2014

"I want to say a big thank you to the guys in the Maintenance Department. Thank you for all your hard work clearing the snow for the patients and staff. I don't know what we would do without you!" - Cindy Traffas, February 2013

Jennifer Milam - ER Registered Nurse

"Caring, confident with her work while being efficient and calming." - Name Withheld, October 2015

"She spent an excessive amount of time educating and answering all the questions my wife and I had about my new medication possible side affects and new diagnosis. She was quick efficient very friendly and a complete doll. I don't know how she got lost there but she is a gem." - Name Withheld, August 2015

"(with Deb Schrag) Because of these ladies knowledge & quick action Terry is alive and in one piece. Their genuine concern and respect for Terry was apparent and he and I are forever grateful to your ER department for his life. Especially these two lovely gals. Respectfully," - Tracy Poor, July 2015

"(with Joe Foust) I cannot say enough about how well I was treated. These two people are a great asset to the hospital staff." - Don McGlasson, February 2015

"Came in two hours early to help with tornado evacuation patients, two very ill patients, and one critical trauma patient. She was not hesitant to come in at all. POSITIVE ATTITUDE and great team player!" - Bonnie Schieber, May 2013

Tiffany Molina - Registered Nurse
"She is always willing to help out where ever she is needed." - A. Lynn, RN - December 2014

Dawn Montgomery - Radiology Tech
"Explained what and when, and was very professional." - Name Withheld, January 2015

"Dawn, the Sonographer, was very professional. So glad to see the seasoned employees are still providing great care. Excellent attitude and knows her area of expertise." - Name Withheld, March 2014

"Very friendly and made me feel comfortable during a stressful procedure." - Patty Stuever, January 2014

"I was very nervous about finding out what's wrong with me, and this nice lady went out of her way to make me relax. She made me feel like a person and not a number." - John Hood, October 2013

"Very professional and nice." - Jane McCormick, July 2013

"Prompt. Made the procedure very comfortable, very kind." Barbara K., July 2011

Madeline Morgan- Registered Nurse, Surgery

"(With Mary Trillo) Kept me in the loop as to what and why they did it. Were very nice to my daughter as they talked to her and answered her questions as well as mine." - Name Withheld, April 2016

"They were so kind and humorous. Made the fear of surgery go away. Very nice people." - Freda Bolf, August 2015

Nikki Morris - Radiology Tech     Employee of the Month - January 2013
"She made sure I was comfortable and in no pain during my CT scan. Love her help." - Tania LaNero, May 2013

"Very caring and gentle." - Julie Hadicke, April 2013

"Very prompt. She treated me very respectfully and explained the procedure." - Myrna Merz, March 2013

Sarah Murphy -Emergency Department Registrar

"(With Pete Schrag) They both just made my Dad feel comfortable, relaxed. Being a previous employee, I have worked with them. Sarah knew my Dad so the check-in process went very quickly and Pete is such a caring person. No one made made him, but he came out for no reason." - Sherry Coldwell, June 2016

"Very fast registration, friendly, and made good eye contact." - Name Withheld, February 2015

Danny Nemmers - Registered Nurse, Medical Surgical Unit
"Very kind, explained what things I would have done during the night and answered any questions that I had. Compassionate! - Sherri Hester, July 2012

Anna Nunn - CNA, Medical Surgical Unit
"Very friendly, always gave fresh water, always kept room clean." - Name Withheld, June 2011

Austin Nickell - CNA, Medical Surgical Unit

"(with Dena Van Nostrand) Very nice, very helpful, sweet and pleasant." - Name Withheld, August 2017

"(with Sandy Bruster) These two individuals were very friendly and made my stay very pleasant. They made me comfortable and my daughter as well. I really enjoyed them and feel like they deserve to be recognized on their outstanding service!" - Dulce Daniels, April 2016

"Austin on MedSurg is an asset to post op care." - Name Withheld, August 2015


Cheryl Pack - Registered Nurse, ICU     Employee of the Month - June 2014
"She was very compassionate and attentive to my needs during this stay. Two weeks prior my family was also touched by her compassion while she cared for my father, who ultimately passed away. She never took our hope away or discouraged us in any way. She is very deserving." - Name Withheld, April 2014

"During a code, Cheryl described what was happening on the telemetry strips. What a great teaching tool for all." - Pam Jones, March 2013

Kara Parks - Registered Nurse, ER

"(with Deb Schrag and Pete Schrag) Took the time to see the actual problem and work on fixing it. They were beyond amazing to the point I think that they are angels God put in the hospital to help with making you feel awesome!" - Amy Zimmerman, March 2016

"Kara was very friendly, professional and efficient." - Name Withheld, February 2015

"Every doctor, nurse, receptionist working that night were outstanding and deserve to be recognized." - Lorine Forshee, April 2012

"She was very friendly and cared about my daughter. Sometimes you don't get that compassion from health care professionals." - P. Ramirez, March 2012

Michael Phothiyan - Medical Surgical Unit CNA
"Very caring, comforting, and attentive which is exceptional in my opinion." - Gene Badley, July 2013

Shelley Pinnegar - Registered Nurse
"Shelley came to the ED to help us out during a very busy time. She triaged multiple patients and started charts on all of them, as well as discharge them out of the system to make room for others. Much appreciated!" - Bonnie Schieber, December 2014

"Shelley was really kind and helpful." - Brandi Luceno, July 2012

Dr. Willie Posey II - Physician

"He diagnosed my sickness correctly, my own doctor had misdiagnosed it. I want to thank Dr. Posey for making me well. God Bless." - Name Withheld, March 2016

 

Kim Pringle - Med Tech, Lab
"She was very helpful answering my questions over the phone before lab. And during lab very professional, caring, greeted me with a smile. Excellent service, have never had lab drawn without feeling pain, and Kim did it without any. Didn't even know she stuck me." - Name Withheld, July 2011

"Friendly & prompt." - Shelley Pinnegar, July 2011

Laura Ramirez - Registered Nurse, Surgery
"She kept me from having to be poked more than three times to get the IV in so they could start the procedure." - Name Withheld, October 2014

"She is very considerate and caring of her patient. Pleasant." - Julie Hadicke, July 2013

"Laura has been acting surgery manager and has had to deal with a number of unusual issues and a very busy schedule. She has handled it with grace and class. She is very efficient and does a wonderful job. I would like to see her as employee of the month because she needs to be recognized for her outstanding work for this hospital. She is an excellent RN and she has been a wonderful acting surgery manager." - Kasey Thrailkill, August 2012

"Their care was exceptional before, after and during my stay. Karen's bedside manner was awesome and comforting. Laura was also very comforting and even checked on me after dismissal, showing awesome compassion and concern! Love them!" - Megan Graber, July 2012

"Very comforting, they had a hard time getting an IV and she held my hand and rubbed my feet, calmed me, brought an extra blanket, explained everything well, very loving person." - Name Withheld, November 2011

Kayla Ranzau - Laboratory
"Kayla worked very hard outside the facility Sunday morning sweeping up cigarette butts, picking up trash, and tidying up outside the facility." - Paula Rhodes, July 2012

"Kayla is very good with our patients. She will help the patients by taking them to the area they need to be in, not just point and tell them. This is a wonderful way to treat our customers!" - Lois Faber, July 2012

Diane Ray - Registered Dietitian      Employee of the Month      December 2015
"Recent Changes if food service have required Diane to take on a bigger role in dietary. She has risen to the challenge and thrown herself into her new duties with a minimum of personal stress. We appreciate your dedication to do a great job. Yeah!" - Phyllis McCorgary, November 2015

Ann Heidi Reed - CNA, Medical Surgical Department

"She was very polite and helped me out a lot. Listened to me talk, braided my hair for me, and was very courteous. I rate her as a 20+. Thank you very much for your hospitality and kindness. You will not be forgotten." - Anna Hudson, October 2015

Brady Reed - CRNA

"(with Lacy Colquhoun and Mary Trillo) All three were very helpful with explaining the procedure and making sure my dad was comfortable, and all of our questions were answered." - Name Withheld, November 2015

"(with Erica Lathers and Karen Zumwalt) They all took very good care of me. Super nice, great bedside manners. They made me feel very comfortable and safe. Awesome hospital staff members at SCKMC!" - Amanda Giger, November 2015

"Was great to listen and gave meds so I would not get sick & throw up. Very kind man!" - Name Withheld, October 2015

"He was able to get the IV in when the nurses on the floor could not find a vein." - Name Withheld, October 2015

"Brady was excellent in explaining his procedures and answering my questions." - Name Withheld, August 2015

"Very easy talking about what he would be doing. Was in no rush, explained all things and answered questions if I had questions. Very nice when in surgery room about oxygen use, showed sincere concern and encouragement that he'd be watching me closely, taking care of me. Outstanding in his job with patient relationship too." - Name Withheld, September 2014

"He made sure I felt like I was safe and that he would do what I asked. When I woke up it was just like I had asked." - Name Withheld, March 2014

Mary Reid - CNA, Medical Surgical Department

"She went above and beyond her job. Mary took care of my needs when I needed help in the shower and getting back to bed. She was always there when I had my light on and her attitude was cheerful and caring." = Sherri Hester, August 2017

Jessica Reyes - Emergency Department Registrar
"Exceptional politeness." - Phil Whitworth, February 2015

Paula Rhodes - Registered Nurse

"(with Mike McDonald, Shelley Hudson, Brandon Evans, & Angela Cline) Everyone was Tip Top and they all made me feel at home immediately. It really helped to calm my nerves. You have a fine staff." - Joe E. Walker, March 2016

Brandi Rice - Paramedic, Emergency Department

"Caring reception at admission time. Kept me comfortable during examination. Explained information of test results in a manner that I could understand. Made family feel comfortable during process. Very much an expert in her field of medical treatment." - Name Withheld, August 2016

Brenda Richard - Registered Nurse, Surgery Employee of the Month - November 2017

"She was with me from beginning to end and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She made my surgery very enjoyable and not panicked." - Sara Williams, August 2017

"(with Mary Trillo) Just their courteous and positive behavior and making sure my stay was good. They took their jobs seriously, but made sure I was comfortable through the whole time." - Jerry Gilmore, June 2015


Janice Richardson - Laboratory
"Janice is a dedicated, experienced Medical Technologist and has served here at SCKMC for 34.5 years. She provides excellent customer service to our patients, the physicians and other team members. The Laboratory Dept will be losing a great tech when she retires in April. We just want to acknowledge her many years of service and to share with her how much we have enjoyed working with her. She will be missed!" - The Lab Dept., February 2012

Jennifer Richardson - Radiology Tech                                                                                                                                                                      

"(with Chelsy Hudson and Hannah Bryant) These young women were attentive, thorough and so caring during the three hours I was at the SCKMC ER. They always asked how I was feeling, not just for information but also for emotional benefit. As a patient, I appreciated being asked if I had questions about my treatment, which they did not fail to do." - Name Withheld, February 2016

"I visited this dept. as an out-patient and the customer service was outstanding. She was very good at explaining the procedure, and made sure that I was comfortable." - Name Withheld , June 2015
 

Tiffany Ripley - Radiology Tech

"The x-rays needed were uncomfortable and painful in body position. Tiffany was kind and encouraging, and patient in helping achieve the results. PA said they were exceptionally good in showing needs. She should be praised for working so carefully with me as I was in a lot of pain." - Judy Day-Trenary, January 2016

Vicki Saltsman- CNA, Surgery     Employee of the Month - April 2012
"Friendly, professional, just did an excellent job." - Carl P., April 2014

"Professional and personal service at the high quality these nice people performed at while remaining candid and informative." - Daniel Templeton, March 2014

"Vicki was good. She made me feel not so nervous." - Sandy Tull, December 2013

"Vicki and Karen at outpatient are two of the best I have ever met. I was treated like I was the only one there." - Gordon Wright, September 2013

"She had a great attitude and put me at ease." - Larry Gilmore, May 2013

"Explaining things around me and procedure, comforting words and kind atmosphere." - Mary Ann Hale, January 2013

"Both nurses were considerate, kind and attentive to every need. They were very pleasant, helpful, and friendly. Made the whole experience not so bad." - Susan Sutherland, November 2012

"She was kind and went out of her way in providing me with services that made me relaxed and not anxious about surgery." - David Mitchell, October 2012

"They both went out of their way to accommodate all patients. They both had to take care of multiple people at once and did so splendidly and with a smile. I truly appreciate them." - J.S. Twigly, February 2012

"Explained things very well. Seemed very caring. Checked frequently to make sure I was comfortable." - Bill Docking, August 2011

Shauna Schalk - OR Tech

"Both were very very kind and attentive. The Dr. was running a little behind and I was already on table in surgery room waiting. They kept me warm with fresh blankets and visited with me while I waited." - Name Withheld, September 2015

Bonnie Schieber - ER Registered Nurse     Employee of the Month - January 2012

(with Derek Maxwell) "Derek and Bonnie so dedicated and taking time to fully explain everything to me and my brother. We are grateful - thank you for all you do." - Name Withheld, August 2015

(with Deb Schrag) "I want to thank these two ladies for giving me the best care. They were very respectful and I appreciate the job they do. Keep up the good work the world needs more people like y'all." - Name Withheld, July 2015

"She was very attentive. Got my IV on the first stick and got blood at the same time. She made sure I was as comfortable as I could be even though I was sick." - Buford Crowley, November 2014

"Bonnie is such a pleasant person. Gentle." - Paula Noah, November 2011

"Very caring and sweet." - Name Withheld, July 2011

Jennifer Schmeidler - Registered Nurse     Employee of the Month - July 2016

(with Mike McDonald) "I went to the ER because I had sustained a laceration on my face after tripping and falling. Both of these professionals were great." - Name Withheld, December 2016

"(with Julie Jones and Angela Cline) They were wonderful." - Name Withheld, July 2016

"She made us feel welcome. She was very kind and understanding." - Serena Corle, June 2016

"(with Angelina Cline) were very personable and attentive to me and my needs as a patient. Excellent job!" - Name Withheld, June 2016

"(with Ty Freel, April Madrigal, and Mike McDonald) They all gave me good care plus they were all so very nice to me. I was impressed by each one of them." - Name Withheld, February 2016

"Jennifer was kind and courteous. She was professional and gave one-on-one attention." - Name Withheld, January 2016

"(with Derek Maxwell) They went above and beyond to make sure my son was comfortable and happy! They even made sure he had medication to keep his fever down before we left! They were just super amazing and will be the reason we come back." - Name Withheld, January 2015

"(with Chelsey Hudson) Made me comfortable. All of above were equal in quality patient care." - Name Withheld, February 2015

"(with Joe Foust, PA & Pete Schrag, MICT) From Pete Schrag, who was so caring and quick knowing I was in deep pain, to Joe Foust and then Jennifer Schmeidler I was treated with great respect and care. I appreciated so much their quick reactions to making me feel better in a 30 minute time period. I was constantly being looked at making sure I was responding to the medication. I appreciate more than you can know these staff members." - Peggy Musson, September 2014

Deb Schrag - Physician Assistant, Emergency Room

"She made me feel comfortable by being personable with me. Prior to having 12 stitches placed in my forehead, I was worried about the pain. However, Mrs. Schrag was so experienced that I felt very little discomfort from the procedure. Best hospital I have been treated in, hands down!" - Patty Magnett, September 2017

"Great sense of humor to keep me occupied while she put stitches in m y lower lip. Didn't feel a thing and gave great follow up instructions! Very gentle and very caring." - Sherri Hester, August 2017

"Called heart doctor, ran EKG, and had lab check my blood. I met with heart doctor (the next day)." - Buford Crowley, February 2017

"Just eased my mind about my 'condition' and gave me good advice on ways to treat it until I hopefully get over it! Thanks" - Name Withheld, January 2017

"Explained everything very well. Very compassionate. Informative on future care." - Lloyd Damon Snyder, December 2016

(with Hanna Mayo and Derek Maxwell) "Very good experience, in and out quickly. Hanna, Derek, and Deb were sympathetic and understanding to my daughter." - Name Withheld, November 2016

"She was very compassionate. She presented my family with timely information about my mother's condition in an easily understood manner. It is very evident that she cares about her patients and that she loves being a (PA)." - Name Withheld, August 2016

"Diagnosed my problem quickly and doctor-patient communication was really appreciated. Very much a people person." - James Sexton, March 2016

"Right there, very friendly. Honestly, we all enjoyed the laughs we had. It seems like we knew each other all our lives. It doesn't get any better than that." - Wesley Wells, March 2016

"Very nice and understanding." - Name Withheld, March 2016

"(with Kara Parks and Pete Schrag) Took the time to see the actual problem and work on fixing it. They were beyond amazing to the point I think that they are angels God put in the hospital to help with making you feel awesome!" - Amy Zimmerman, March 2016

"Although Deb Schrag had read the preliminary information from admissions, she took time to listen to my perception of my symptoms and delve into my history. Her intervention and treatment was thorough, gave me immediate emotional and physical relief, and her four-to-five personal in-room intervention updates allowed me to rest well during treatment. Her explanations during treatment processes were so helpful. Her care was greatly appreciated." - Jean Hollingsworth, February 2016

"She was so sweet about everything. Had a wonderful personality." - Marilyn Mathews, January 2016

"(with Jennifer Milam) Because of these ladies knowledge & quick action Terry is alive and in one piece. Their genuine concern and respect for Terry was apparent and he and I are forever grateful to your ER department for his life. Especially these two lovely gals. Respectfully," - Tracy Poor, July 2015

"Deb was very thorough in getting my tests done, and very attentive when I was describing symptoms." - Name Withheld, July 2015

(with Bonnie Schieber) "I want to thank these two ladies for giving me the best care. They were very respectful and I appreciate the job they do. Keep up the good work the world needs more people like y'all." - Name Withheld, July 2015

"The PA Deb Schrag and staff met us at the door! It was such a relief to see Debbie come out of those doors! I felt relief because I knew my son was in good, no great hands/mind! PA Randy is awesome too! The staff was so supportive and awesome. Thank you just isn't enough!" - Name Withheld, February 2015

"She spent time and effort with assistant trying to remove my wedding band and other rings without damaging them. I appreciate that." - Name Withheld, January 2015

"Called to check on the ER staff and then volunteered to come in and help in the ER during tornado evacuation and with critical trauma patient." - Bonnie Schieber, May 2013

"Deb came to work on night shift in the ER. During her shift she cleaned the base boards of the department, and used the buffer to buff every floor. This to me is exceptional service, going beyond the mission, vision and values of SCKMC." - Virgina Bradley, March 2013

"Very knowledgeable and understanding, took extra time to explain to myself and daughter the procedures, and everything going on. Very compassionate and caring." - Amy Gates, December 2012

"By getting on her hands and knees to make the ER a cleaner place." - Eryn Thomas, March 2012

Pete Schrag - Paramedic, Emergency Room

"(With Sarah Murphy) They both just made my Dad feel comfortable, relaxed. Being a previous employee, I have worked with them. Sarah knew my Dad so the check-in process went very quickly and Pete is such a caring person. No one made made him, but he came out for no reason." - Sherry Coldwell, June 2016

"(with Kara Parks and Deb Schrag) Took the time to see the actual problem and work on fixing it. They were beyond amazing to the point I think that they are angels God put in the hospital to help with making you feel awesome!" - Amy Zimmerman, March 2016

"(with Jennifer Schmeidler, RN & Joe Foust, PA) From Pete Schrag, who was so caring and quick knowing I was in deep pain, to Joe Foust and then Jennifer Schmeidler I was treated with great respect and care. I appreciated so much their quick reactions to making me feel better in a 30 minute time period. I was constantly being looked at making sure I was responding to the medication. I appreciate more than you can know these staff members." - Peggy Musson, September 2014

"Came in to help fellow staff members in the ER with evacuating patients for tornado warning and caring for critical trauma patient." - Bonnie Schieber, May 2013

"Thank you for doing everything you could to keep the ER clean." - Eryn Thomas, March 2012

Anita Sefers - Records Analyst
"(Anonymous)CAME TO ME TO TELL ME HOW NICE, HELPFUL AND QUICK ANITA IS WHEN SHE NEEDS SOMETHING DONE. SHE SAID SHE WANTED ME TO TELL HER BOSSES PERSONALLY HOW GRATEFUL SHE IS TO HAVE ANITA WHEN SHE NEEDS SOMETHING." - Name Withheld, April 2015

Brittany Shaffer- ER Registered Nurse

"Even though I was a hard stick on an IV, she did her best and went to get help. She was very sincere and always talked about what was going on and how we can treat it. She explained what the doctor told me, just made things more clear." - Brittany Winkel, July 2015

"They were quick, efficient, and courteous." - Ed Endorf, July 2015

"Plain explanation of everything. All were very polite." - Name Withheld, July 2015

Dr. Kamran Shahzada - Internal Medicine

"I also love my family Dr. (Dr. Kamran Shahzada). I would like to say a huge thank you to him. He is so understanding and also has good bedside manners. He always takes time for me and listens to me and explains everything to me in a way I understand. Thank you, Dr. Shahzada." - Tammy Normandin, August 2015

"Dr. Shahzada knows his job, very good at what he does and explains everything to me where I can understand. Dr. Shahzada has very good bedside manners and makes me feel comfortable." - David Normandin, May 2015

"Everything was perfectly done. Kamran was very kind and gentle." - Connie Lockett, May 2015

Dan Shrope - Maintenance

"He has cleaned the housekeeping equipment and got them functional again. Watched videos and gained instruction on floor care getting the needed information and experience that our hospital needs to get the floors of the hospital back to the condition that they should be." - Joanne Holman, October 2016

"Thank you for the wonderful job of clearing off the parking lot!" - Pam Jones, November 2014

"I want to say a big thank you to the guys in the Maintenance Department. Thank you for all your hard work clearing the snow for the patients and staff. I don't know what we would do without you!" - Cindy Traffas, February 2013

Dixie Simpson - Registered Nurse, ICU

"I thought this is it for my husband who is 95 years old. I will forever be grateful." - Name Withheld, May 2015


Randy Simpson - ER Physicians Assistant     Employee of the Month - March 2012

"My son (6 years of age), whom is ADHD & OCD, was seen by Randy for a tick on the eye lid. Trooper was not the easiest child to deal with, but Randy took the time to listen to Trooper and help him understand what was going to happen. Randy got the tick removed and made multiple checks to see how Trooper was doing. Randy also took the time to explain medications to me and overall made our visit great." - Lashaina Chalmers, May 2017

"Ordered test and explained everything they did." - Lois Clover, February 2017

"Above and beyond to help." - Name Withheld, December 2016

"Couldn't have had a better doctor. Very courteous and professional. Also explained things fully. He is an asset to the hospital." - Name Withheld, December 2016

"We joked around with each other and I had fun." - John Waite Jr., September 2016

"Very informative, went the limit to try and help with intense pain and to figure out the cause." - Name Withheld, August 2016

"This person was on top of every situation that took place with my mother in your ER. He explained everything well, was very respectful and even called my mom at home after midnight to check on her and to make sure that she tool her last dose of medication that was due at that time." - Scott Weaver, July 2016

"Treated with dignity and respect. Explained everything in understandable language and ensured understanding. Did not seem hurried." - Name Withheld, July 2016

"(with Dr. Keesling) Randy in the ER at the time my husband came in acted quickly with testing, treatments, and so on, never giving up. He was joined by Dr. Keesling and the two kept testing and treating until they stabilized him! Both were great! Dr. Keesling saw him after he was admitted explaining everything and bringing other doctors in." - Joyce Mapel, May 2016

"Randy took pride in what he was doing." - Name Withheld, November 2015

"He went way out of his way to find us the doctor I would need for my problem. ER visits are not easy, but he made it so. How thankful I am for our hospital." - Name Withheld, November 2015

"My finger was smashed/broken and cut open at the nail area. He was able to stitch back as much as possible to get thru weekend. I thought he did the impossible with the kind of wound it was. He knows what he was doing." - Name Withheld, September 2015

"I was very fortunate to be near your hospital when I didn't feel good. Randy was very caring and comforting. God Bless you all!" - Carolyn Irwin States, July 2015

"Randy was amazing. (with Alex Thomas & April Madrigal) caring, dedication to job, thorough." - Cheryl Brekken, May 2015

"He kept me posted on services, answered my questions, and was very informative. I was very impressed." - Bonnie Fisher, May 2015

"Explained options." - Name Withheld, February 2015

"This person had several test done and found out more than what was wrong with me, and did a CT scan because chemistry test was abnormal. I thank God he did this test. Thank you, Mr. Simpson." - Name Withheld, February 2015

"Randy Simpson and the entire ER staff were very professional and concerned. Randy stayed 1.5 hours past the end of his shift to make sure I was taken care of." - Dustin Schuetz, February 2015

"Fantastic job!" - Clifton Franks, April 2012

"I was a unique case and Randy did everything right and ran tests quickly. He did research and helped gt my condition diagnosed to get me on medication and on the road to recovery. Although he was not my doctor he came by my room daily to see how I was doing. His determination to help me and also his concern and the way he cared for me should be commended. Thanks Randy and the entire ER staff." - Name Withheld, January 2012

"I was worried about having just a PA in ER, but Randy did a great job with my care and was very concerned. I would really like to commend him for his knowledge & decision making skills!" - Frankie Buechner, January 2012

"Made sure my heart was OK by making me get an EKG on my heart, and taking all kinds of blood tests, urine also." - Mary Jones, October 2011

"Treated us like we were still part of the "SCKRMC Family". Compassionate care with just the right amount of levity." - Lyle Redman, October 2011

"Quickly and accurately diagnosed a problem I had been dealing with for some time. Randy's words were 'We don't like repeat customers, lets figure out what is going on with you.' Good attitude." - Name Withheld, May 2011

Barb Smith - Registered Nurse, Med/Surg Unit
"(With Pam Jones, Tracy Austin, & Dena Vanostrand)They were awesome nurses and very, very helpful. They worked very hard. They are lovely ladies and they care." - James & Diana Sodowsky, November 2013

Janice Smith - Housekeeping     Employee of the Month November 2016
"Always doing the best at her job as she can. Interacting with the patients and families pleasantly.
Taking on overtime to keep the job done when there was a staffing problem." - Joanne Holman, October 2016

Mitch Speer - Maintenance
"Thank you for the wonderful job of clearing off the parking lot!" - Pam Jones, November 2014

Shari Spencer - PT Assistant     Employee of the Month - May 2013

"Shari at the desk is very friendly, pleasant, & great with getting next appointments scheduled. - Name Withheld, February 2016

"Shari is such a professional. She makes appointments quickly and effectively, and will do whatever to please. The hospital is very lucky to have such an efficient, caring, and professional individual." - JoAnn Walker, August 2015

"Shari worked hard with accommodating my work schedule. Always friendly and very caring, she is super." - Mary Tinsley, March 2015

"Sherry always pleasant, quick to acknowledge me when I arrived, and was very helpful with the admission process." - Mary Slocombe, July 2014

"Sherry the receptionist is a barrel of fun!" - Earlene Schoonover, April 2013

"Shari was very helpful with the insurance process and greeted me at each visit pleasantly." - Mary Slocombe, March 2013"

Barb Standerfer - CNA Medical/Surgical Unit     Employee of the Month - February 2014
"Barb always goes above and beyond! She is always right there, as soon as you ring the bell. She goes out of her way to make you comfortable, brings you the newspaper, coffee, or whatever she thinks you might like." - Delena Watts, March 2014

"She is a very good worker, kind and caring to all the patients. She puts 100% in everything that she does. She is always smiling and laughing, and always has a good attitude and is very easy to work with. She is helpful to her coworkers. Teamwork is her middle name. She does her job with out being told what to do or when to do it." - Alyssa Trammell, January 2014

"I ALWAYS see Barb working extremely hard. I don't think I see anyone work harder than she does. She is always on the move, finding things to do to keep the unit in shape. She will be the first one to answer a call light, and any time you are in a patient's room with her you can see her joking with the patient and getting them to smile. She is joy to work with!" - Alex Stewart, January 2014

"She is a very hard, dedicated and caring person. she comes to work with a smile on her face. she always gets her work done, she is kind to patients. relates to the patients." - Tiffany Molina, December 2013

"Barbara does her job without being told or reminded. She does not complain when asked to do something extra. It is obvious to me (and others), that Barbara really cares about the patients." - Sandra Bruster, December 2013

"I felt she went a little above and beyond to make me comfortable. I was in some pain after surgery. I was unable to get any relief from pain and nausea. She got me out of bed and we walked the halls at 2:00 a.m. until I got some relief." - Jim Johnson, July 2013

Riley Stegman - Medical Technologist, Laboratory     Employee of the Month - August 2015

"Riley has always been an exceptional employee and he has really stepped up helping so much during our time of short staff. I can count on him to help me with standby for 2nd shift and I appreciate that so much!" - Lois Faber, July 2015

"Very nice smile and friendly! Helped keep me calm while having my blood drawn." - Name Withheld, June 2012

Scott Stevens - Maintenance Team Leader     Employee of the Month - February 2015
"Thank you for the wonderful job of clearing off the parking lot!" - Pam Jones, November 2014

Alexandra Stewart - CNA, Medical Surgical Unit
"Very caring, comforting, and attentive which is exceptional in my opinion." - Gene Badley, July 2013

"While I was in the hospital I had an extremely bad night and Alex stayed by my bedside to keep me awake until the episode passed for over an hour." - Name Withheld, June 2011

Ashlie Stone - Environmental Services

"We had an issue in the ER late tonight, and we called Ashley. She came in to take care of this issue. We were greatly appreciative, especially with it being a holiday. She did this same thing on Arkalalah and she's been such a help to us." - Kasha Broce, January 2017

"On Saturday night of Arkalalah, we had an issue with infection control in the ERand we needed someone asap to help us out. She came in not once--but twice, in the evening and in the middle of the night to clean up an ER room. The staff in ER and ERR during this shift were very glad/thankful she helped out with this." - Kasha Broce, October 2016

"I just wanted her to know how much we appreciated her on Tuesday, we were swamped.  She was helping us clean rooms and beds and making the beds with the sheets so we could bring more patients back.  We really, really appreciated her help. She saw we were in need and helped us without even being asked.  Little things like that go a long way.  She is a very good housekeeper and we all really like having her over here in the ER." - Bonnie Schieber, January 2016

Billie Summers, Registered Nurse, Med/Surg Unit

"(with Larry Langhorst) Everyone was very kind. Billie & Larry were very attentive, friendly, and checked on me often. Thye cared how I felt no matter how busy they were. Larry always made me laugh." - Laurisa Purselley, August 2017


Terri Sutton - CRNA, Surgery      Employee of the Month - June 2017

"Loved how she treated my son. Very caring and to the point." - Lashaina Chalmers, August 2017

"Kind!" - LaMont S. Goree, April 2017

"Very professional yet very calming in her demeanor. Very reassuring that I understood everything that would probably happen during the procedure." - Joyce Baker, February 2017

(with Mary Trillo) "They were very kind and explained every procedure to put me at ease." - Name Withheld, December 2016

"Thorough explanation of procedure." - Name Withheld, August 2015

Tiffany Swanson - Registered Nurse, Medical Surgical Unit
"SANDY AND TIFFANY REALLY HELPED ME OUT WHEN I GOT A SECOND PT IN ICU. THEY HELPED W/ ORDERS AND GAVE ME THEIR ONLY CNA, AMANDA TO HELP ME GET PT SITUATED. ALL OF THEM WERE A LOT OF HELP AND MUCH APPRECIATED." - CRYSTAL HUFFMAN, December 2013

Racquel Szabo - Physician Assistant for Dr. Blatchford
"The outpatient surgery team, Kasey, Dr. Blatchford, and Racquel, were all very attentive to every need! They made me feel so comfortable, as I was very nervous." - Kathy Avery, June 2014

"(With Kathy Avery)They talk to you as they are treating you and are always kind, thoughtful, professional and very supportive. Dr. Blatchford has a very good team that work together to make a patient feel welcome. They are great!" - Karen Archer, November 2013

Alex Thomas - Emergency Room Technician

"ALEX STAYED IN OB, HELPED GET SUPPLIES READY FOR EMERGENT CESAREAN. WITHOUT ALL THERE HELP WE MAY NOT HAVE GOTTEN PT TO SURGERY AS FAST. FROM TIME PT WAS CHECK IN UNTIL TIME OF DELIVERY WAS ABOUT 40 MIN." - Kim Clift, July 2015

(with Randy Simpson & April Madrigal) caring, dedication to job, thorough." - Cheryl Brekken, May 2015

"Exceptional politeness." - Phil Whitworth, February 2015

Eryn Thomas - Emergency Room Technician
"She sat with me in the waiting area until my CT scan. She is a great employee." - Name Withheld, July 2012

"Exceeded my expectations in every way. Quick pain control, diagnosis, comfort care, and admission to med/surg." - Mark Thomas, May 2012

Dr. Eric Thomson - Family Medicine Physicia

"Dr. Thomson is always willing to talk with his patients about their concerns, even if it means answering a call in the middle of the night. His genuine concern for the patient and teamwork with the nursing staff truly leads to optimum outcomes! Thank You!" - Name Withheld, August 2012

Kasey Thrailkill - Anesthesia
"Kasey started the IV at the first attempt. We believe he went above and beyond. Thank you Kasey, you're our hero!" - Richard Fishel, February 2015

"The outpatient surgery team, Kasey, Dr. Blatchford, and Racquel, were all very attentive to every need! They made me feel so comfortable, as I was very nervous." - Kathy Avery, June 2014

"Without a doubt my experience was not as anxiety producing as it could have been due to the friendly and genuinely caring staff members. Kudos to Mary, Erica and Kasey, along with Dr. Schmeidler, for exhibiting not just exceptional professionalism, but for the prevailing attitude of warmth and friendliness. I appreciate the extra effort in spite of the fact that any job can become boring and tedious. These people showed the utmost concern for their patient." - Susan Garten, May 2014

"Excellent communication, great care and encouragement! Very happy with results! Great team!" - Cynthia Hofmeier, January 2012

Shelia Thurber - Nutritional Services     Employee of the Month - August 2017

(with Madison Law) "BOTH OF THEM BROUGHT FOOD TO THE BREAKROOM FOR THE GIRLS IN SURGERY, SO THEY COULD EAT BEFORE THE NEXT CASE. THAT MEANS A LOT WHEN YOU DO NOT GET TO LEAVE THE DEPARTMENT OR GO TO THE BATHROOM" - Kim Ebert, October 2017

"(A visitor) told me how sweet and nice Shelia was to her over Memorial weekend. (The visitor) had been decorating graves and was on her way to Burden, when decided she need a snack, she stopped at SCKMC. She said Shelia was super nice, remembered her Mom and spoke kindly of her. (The visitor) said it was just what she need on such a sad and stressful day." - Pam Jones, June 2017

Alyssa Trammel - Registered Nurse, Med/Surg Unit

(with Mary Trillo) "Compassionate, calm, caring, answered all my questions, and catered to my needs promptly. They were so professional." - Name Withheld, December 2016

"There was a lady singing away in one of the rooms, and Alyssa went in and complimented her and was very sweet to the lady. She had no other reason to go into the room and talk to her about her singing, it was a great example by a nurse for all of those around her and awesome to see someone go above and beyond the call of duty." - Name Withheld, April 2015

Barbara Trecek - Physical Therapist     Employee of the Month - September 2014

"Exceptional work." - Alford Sanders, April 2016

"Very patient during exercises, gentle, knowledgeable, & explained how my body works and the importance of exercise. I am impressed with her education. Our hospital is very fortunate to have her on staff." - Name Withheld, August 2014

"She was beyond exceptional with my son's PT. He saw her for 8 weeks and she never over did with his therapy. If he got fussy she stopped and always made huge improvements with my son. He is now four months old and because of Barbara he can play with his fingers, has control of his leg movements, and is now less behind developmentally." -Savannah Hardister, June 2014

"She's very informative, easy to talk to, and personable. She makes physical therapy a very comfortable service." - Rebecca Curtis, May 2013

"She has a wonderful bedside manner. She is consistent with the exercises at each visit. Number one: her personality immediately put me at ease. My recovery was accomplished on time and I miss seeing her." - Earlene Schooner, April 2013
 

Erica Trillo - Registered Nurse, Emergency Department

"Pleasant, helpful, & knowledgeable." - Name Withheld, June 2017


Mary Trillo - Registered Nurse, Same Day Surgery Department     Employee of the Month - May 2012

"Mary was so very friendly & professional. I hate IV's / needles and I wasn't nervous about anything. After the procedure she made sure I was so comfortable." - Name Withheld, October 2017

"She explained everything very well. No pain when she started the IV/needle. Very caring & courteous." -Name Withheld, October 2017

"Mary was very kind. She did everything to make sure I was comfortable and had what I needed. She was very professional and friendly." - Cortney Mehalchick, October 2017

"Heated blanket to keep me warm. After treatment provided a couple of munchies, water & juice. She was very easy to talk to and she communicated very good." - Name Withheld, August 2017

"Very gracious, put me very much at ease. She went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable." - Donna Sybrant, September 2017

"Very kind, reassuring, professional, excellent nurse!" - Linda Coleman, May 2017

"Very friendly and caring." - Name Withheld, May 2017

"Answered questions, went beyond all things I needed. Very nice." - Name Withheld, May 2017

"Kind!" - LaMont S. Goree, April 2017

"She always goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I am comfortable. She puts me at ease before the procedure and makes sure I am relaxed. Mary is very caring and does a great job." - Kimberly D. Befort, March 2017

"Mary took care of me before surgery. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. She was friendly and put me at ease. I highly recommend her." - Max Johnson, February 2017

"She made extra phone calls to make sure my meds and everything were in order." - Name Withheld, February 2017

"Very professional. Answered all questions, spoke up and could be heard." - Name Withheld, February 2017

"She took the time to explain everything to me and my husband. She was very kind and acted like she really liked her job. We were treated the better here than any other hospital we been at. Mary is a great nurse. Thank you for having taken so good care of me." - Janice McDaniel, February 2017

"My nurse Mary was fantastic, so friendly and caring both before and after." - Jay Woodard, January 2017

"Mary prepared my wife for her endoscopy reassuring me and her what was to happen. She prepped my wife for the same day procedure and prepared her to leave the hospital. She is a dedicated employee and the hospital trains good people." - Name Withheld, January 2017

"She got me a warm blanket, and my husband coffee. She did a very good job." - Name Withheld, January 2017

"Mary did a great job getting me ready and informing me about the procedure. Dr. Klaassen and all the other nurses did a great job also. I have been in the KU Med Center and the care I had at SCKMC was as good or better than the KU Med Center." - Raymond Rahn, January 2017

(with Alyssa Trammel) "Compassionate, calm, caring, answered all my questions, and catered to my needs promptly. They were so professional." - Name Withheld, December 2016

(with Terri Sutton) "They were very kind and explained every procedure to put me at ease." - Name Withheld, December 2016

"My room was ready and she was there. Made me comfortable. She knew I was a little concerned about the procedure. She was very reassuring and I relaxed a bit." - Betty Jane Elrod, December 2016

(With Karen Zumwalt) "Both Karen and Mary took great care of me and my husband while he was waiting." - Darla Mann, November 2016

"She treated me with respect, everyone did while I was there. We talked until she had me laughing. She is a real nice nurse. When she set my IV I didn't even feel the needle go in." - Mary Hudson, November 2016

"She was terrific. Not only Mary but all the staff." - Name Withheld, October 2016

"Made certain I was comfortable and warm. Explained what was happening every step." - Name Withheld, September 2016

"She is a very caring person. She never acts fake, she is very real with you." - Name Withheld, September 2016

"Very accommodating and very personable. She did her service well." - Name Withheld, July 2016

"I was very nervous with this being my first (procedure). Her friendliness and knowledge made it pleasant and smooth." - Name Withheld, July 2016

"She is a very attentive nurse who cares about her patients well being! She deserves 100 gold stars!" - Jeanetta Ewing, June 2016

"Very friendly and courteous! Made our stay very comfortable." - Name Withheld, June 2016

"So, so nice & attentive to us. Made us feel at ease. We have been at the hospital for other outpatient procedures when she was the nurse. Always great care." - Donald & Wanda Haines, May 2016

"Made my surgery not so stressful. She was kind, knew her job, and was Johnny on the spot." - Name Withheld, May 2016

"She spent time chatting while filling out paperwork on the computer and getting everything ready before surgery. Great personality, very comforting and made me feel more relaxed." - Name Withheld, May 2016

"Mary treated me very courteous, friendly, and very respectably. She is a people-person and made me feel special and cared for. Thank you Mary for being so helpful!" - Karen Hey, April 2016

"Constant care, coming in asking me if I was okay, if I needed anything, how I was feeling. Always has been a very nice and courteous lady. Smiles & laughs a lot which I think is great!" - Tina Talley, April 2016

"(With Madeline Morgan) Kept me in the loop as to what and why they did it. Were very nice to my daughter as they talked to her and answered her questions as well as mine." - Name Withheld, April 2016

"Mary did a great job calming my nerves. She explained everything in detail and was very caring and accommodating during my visit." - Name Withheld, April 2016

"Very kind and informative. Great personality." - Name Withheld, March 2016

"She was very careful putting in the I.V. and covered me with warm blankets." - Name Withheld, March 2016

"Very helpful, friendly and explained the procedure in a nice way." - Name Withheld, February 2016

"Mary was very kind and explained everything very well. I felt comfortable and relaxed while prepping for the procedure." - Cynthia Kilts, January 2016

"Mary has helped me several times in the past. It was like seeing an old friend with her kindness and personality. Thank you Mary! You made me feel very comfortable." - Name Withheld, December 2015

"She did an excellent job prepping me both physically and mentally for every step I would encounter during this procedure. She showed great patience and compassion for any discomfort or concern I had, answered all my questions, and took the time to make me comfortable and less anxious. She exhibited great bedside manner with a sense of humor that put me at ease. She exuded confidence at all times." - Amy Lawson, December 2015

"(with Lacy Colquhoun and Brady Reed) All three were very helpful with explaining the procedure and making sure my dad was comfortable, and all of our questions were answered." - Name Withheld, November 2015

"She was always there when I needed something, but she didn't hover. She was warm & caring." - Dalene McDonald, November 2015

"She really cared." - Kim Hocker, November 2015

"(with Karen Zumwalt) Exceptional. Concerned and on top of their game. Thank you very much." - Rick Hobbs, November 2015

"Mary went out of her way to ensure everything was explained in detail. She waited on me hand and foot." - Name Withheld, October 2015

"She was super." - Juri Kolts, September 2015

"She was both professional and courteous. She went out of her way to take care of my needs and even helped my wife with her needs. This is the second or third time that I have received exceptional care from Mary. She really makes you feel cared for. Way to go SCKMC." - Michael Styles, September 2015

"Checking and making sure I was comfortable, and after procedure got me something to drink. Her assurance that she was available right outside if anything was needed." - James Quinn Jr., September 2015

"She explained everything they were going to . Set up all of my appts with Dr. Lyman for follow up. She is a really likable person." - Wanda Barker, September 2015

"(with Madeline Morgan) They were so kind and humorous. Made the fear of surgery go away. Very nice people." - Freda Bolf, August 2015

"She was very nice. Went out of her way to make sure I had everything I needed and she made sure I stayed comfortable my whole visit. Offered me ice water, crackers after my procedure I had done." - Tammy Normandin, August 2015

"She was very patient and confident with me. I appreciated that she was there from beginning to the time I left." - Bonita Looney, July 2015

"She was kind and patient and overall really wonderful! She deserves a raise!" - Katelin Brenson-Hutto, July 2015

"Always kind and attentive to my needs before and after surgery. I felt very comfortable in their care. Way to go in providing stellar service." - Christine Beaty, July 2015

"(with Brenda Richardson) Just their courteous and positive behavior and making sure my stay was good. They took their jobs seriously, but made sure I was comfortable through the whole time." - Jerry Gilmore, June 2015

"She was very professional, but friendly and explained what and how the procedure was going to be done. She seemed to care. I am very proud of our hospital." - Jim Lazelle, May 2015

"Mary was very helpful to me, very nice, and respectful. She provided for all my needs." - David Normandin, May 2015

"Both of my pre-op RN's were exceptional! They both took care of my needs immediately! They were great!" - Teresa Grant, March 2015

"Both Mary and Karen exceeded my expectations. I usually deal with them as co-workers and not as a patient. I was calm and comfortable during my entire stay. They kept their calm even though I am a difficult stick for an IV. Very impressed!" - Christine Beaty, March 2015

"Very friendly & efficient. She explained everything very well, very nice nurse." - James Brown, March 2015

"She was genuinely kind and caring. Kept me smiling and laughing the whole time her and her student were caring for me, even through the painful IV process. I just love her!" - Sherri Hester, March 2015

"Exceptionally kind and very helpful." - Name Withheld, February 2015

"Patient care was #1 with her. Next was working with getting patient on-time to the procedure room. Her staff were just as good! Thank you." - Amy Turner, February 2015

"She was an amazing nurse and very helpful throughout my procedure." - Amanda Keenon, February 2015

"This is my second surgery that Mary has prepped me for. She is very good at explaining and making all prep easy." - Eldon Hall, February 2015

"Mary took care of me when I needed to go to the bathroom or when I needed something to drink. She made me feel comfortable." - Kim Adams, January 2015

"She assured me that the procedure was this way and that it was the best with Dr. Klaassen. I felt really comfortable. I love the kindness that goes to and for this hospital." - Jeanette Brown, December 2014

"She treated me with care and a smile." - Shirley Adams, December 2014

"Great care. Very calm and knowledgeable, skillful, and kind. Mary is the best." - Wiley Wilcox, November 2014

"Always friendly. I have seen her so many times I feel like I am visiting a good friend." - S. Jones, November 2014

"Mary went out of her way to be sure I knew what would be occurring before, during, and after my dental surgery. She came to check on me often and also to remind me of things I needed to ask the doctor." - Lindsey Logsdon, September 2014

"Karen and Mary were the best, and I thank them both for how friendly and concerned they were about myself as a person and how my pain was under control." - Quincey Gilliland, August 2014

"Mary, a long time friend, explained in detail everything, gave assurance before procedure. It was comforting to be taken care of by a friend. That is a big advantage of our local hospital." - Dorothy Decker, August 2014

"Mary made you feel so comfortable when getting me ready for surgery. My wife and I thank you. To Mary and all the hospital staff, two thumbs up." - Walter Marr Jr., June 2014

"Without a doubt my experience was not as anxiety producing as it could have been due to the friendly and genuinely caring staff members. Kudos to Mary, Erica and Kasey, along with Dr. Schmeidler, for exhibiting not just exceptional professionalism, but for the prevailing attitude of warmth and friendliness. I appreciate the extra effort in spite of the fact that any job can become boring and tedious. These people showed the utmost concern for their patient." - Susan Garten, May 2014

"Mary didn't belittle my needle phobia. She was patient with me and did not make me feel like a child." - Melissa Vaught, May 2014

"Her professional attitude and commitment to see I was made as comfortable as possible was exceptional. She made sure I was very informed of procedures, post-op care, and directions. All around very personable attitude and professionalism." - Gary Dowler, April 2014

"Friendly, professional, just did an excellent job." - Carl P., April 2014

"Very helpful. She answered all my questions and explained in depth everything she did for me." - Pat Dill, April 2014

"Mary exhibited professionalism and kindness in all contact." - Ben Tudor, April 2014

"Professional and personal service at the high quality these nice people performed at while remaining candid and informative." - Daniel Templeton, March 2014

"She anticipated my needs, explained my procedure, and answered any questions I had. My comfort seemed to be her most important mission while I was under her care." - Carolyn Wilson, January 2014

"Very respectful, kept my privacy, great sense of humor. Made me stay relaxed and laugh." - Sherri Hester, October 2013

"Very kind, told me what she was going to do & great job with the IV stick. Thanks Mary!" - John Copeland, November 2013

"Mary was warm and friendly and put me completely at ease. She explained what to expect. It is often difficult for nurses to insert an IV, she did it perfectly the first time and I didn't even have a bruise. Wonderful - Thank you, Mary!" - Dalene McDonald, October 2013

"Tender voice, friendly conversation, gentle touch, offered many services to comfort." - Barbara Hernandez, August 2013

"She tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible and explained the procedure to me. Tried to calm my fears about what would happen." - Terri Hutchinson, June 2013

"She was absolutely wonderful. Thoughtful and caring. Very pleasant and concerned about me. Explained everything! Love her." - Cindy Albritton, May 2013
 

Britney Tyler - CNA, Medical / Surgical Unit

"Brittany volunteered to helped load a ventilator for transport to Winfield hospital. Thank you soooo much,! Could not have got it without you!" - Terry Blackburn, April 2016

"Britney took care of me that night and she did a very good job. I was very well pleased with my treatment while I was there." - Name Withheld, May 2015

Dena Van Nostrand - RN, Medical / Surgical Unit

"(with Austin Nickel) Very nice, very helpful, sweet and pleasant." - Name Withheld, August 2017

"Right after being taken to Room 113 from the ER she came in to introduce herself. She was so nice and compassionate. She made sure I was comfortable and asked if there was anything she could do to help. On the second shift she worked with me and wanted brought up to date on how I was doing and feeling. She acted like a true friend. I worked in the medical field for over 40 years and she is an A+ nurse." - Clay E. "Missy" Kloxin, December 2015

"Took the time to answer questions, pleasant speaking, caring." - Ted & Faye Doyle, October 2015

Dr. Mehboob Vora - Emergency Department

"Dr. Vora, he was awesome. He explained everything to me, he wasn't judging in his manner or voice. If all doctors was like Dr. Vora I think it would help a patient feel more calm and relaxed. " - LeAndra Randolph, August 2015

"He didn't come in the room like he had already judged me as someone that was faking my injury. He talked to me and he looked at my hand and back. I was very surprised." - LeAndra Randolph, June 2015

Jennifer Whitley - RN, Emergency Department   

"Very supportive, friendly and did everything possible to make my stay comfortable and relaxing." - Name withheld, October 2016

Mitchell Wood - RN, Emergency Department    Employee of the Month - October 2016

"He was very caring, made me feel comfortable, and performed his duties very professionally." - Joyce Seidel, January 2017

"Nurse Mitch and Julie Jones PA make an outstanding team. You have a very professional duo. He was professional in manner, began explaining the care that would be provided immediately, and was very knowledgeable. Also he was prompt to get things rolling. I'm a "hard stick" when it comes to the IV needle and he worked hard to make it painless and clean. Keep up the awesome bedside manner Mitch!" - Joni Curl, November 2016

"(with Julie Jones) Wonderful, just very nice and caring." - Suzie Davis, October 2016

"He made us feel at ease. Very personable. Calmed me when I was very nervous." - Douglas McBride, August 2016

“I had my five year old granddaughter in the ER on this date. All involved were great, but Mitchell made her visit awesome. So good with her and kept checking on her.” – Joy Fry, June 2016

"(with Julie Jones) I enjoyed the two hours I was there. They made me feel at ease. They were a captive audience. They laughed at all my jokes and I left knowing I was in good hands." - Max Jones, May 2016

"My Mom was very well taken care of. He was courteousand kind. All his services were quick and thoughtful. Thank you for taking great care of my Mom." - Name Withheld, May 2016
 

Karen Zumwalt - RN, Same Day Surgery     Employee of the Month - October 2012

"Karen settled my wife in for her procedure. She explained everything and I felt comfortable with the treatment my wife was getting." - Name Withheld, July 2017

"She called me the day before the procedure, then she was very helpful with what was going to happen. She was very nice & kind during the whole thing." - Name Withheld, May 2017

"Informative and polite." - John Bazil, May 2017

"Karen Zumwalt was so nice, very kind and understanding. Both Karen and Mary (Trillo) were great. I'm sure others were as good, but I was asleep. Why would anyone go out of town?" - Dan Givens, May 2017

"She checked on me the entire visit. Provided me with supplies and fed me a snack after procedure." - Name Withheld, April 2017

"Made sure I was comfortable, warm & knew what was going on. She is very kind and thoughtful." - Gary Welch, February 2017

"She is very kind and very efficient at her job. Waiting to have surgery can be very stressful, but she makes it much less so because of her kindness and doing her job so well. She is a true pro!" - Tyler Anstine, February 2017

"Informative and most of all compassionate. Very nice and efficient." - Name Withheld, February 2017

"Karen answered several questions about procedure." - Sid Achenbach, December 2016

(With Mary Trillo) "Both Karen and Mary took great care of me and my husband while he was waiting." - Darla Mann, November 2016

"Very helpful and explained procedure in detail. Answered all my questions and helped me feel at ease." - Max E. Johnson, November 2016

"She was kind, courteous, and professional. Did her job with a smile and made sure I was comfortable." - Jeffrey Hadorn, August 2016

"Karen was my nurse and she was wonderful!" - Lillian Reed, August 2016

"(Karen) took care of me and my family. Very friendly, kind and caring." - Name Withheld, August 2016

"She took care and explained everything" - Larry Junker, August 2016

"She was a very nice person from beginning until dismissal. One thing I appreciated was that she went after my sister who had to have a wheelchair to come to my room and provide a chair for my sister-in-law. She seemed very caring." - Beverly Yeager, July 2016

"Very friendly and knowledgeable about the process and worked very hard around the floor. Best hospital service I've received." - Tyson Kelly, April 2016

"So kind and helpful. Very helpful and professional." - Name Withheld, April 2016

"Karen is such an asset to your team! She gave me all the necessary information prior to my procedure and took time to answer any questions I may have had. The IV pole was painless and she is just a fabulous nurse to preface as well as close out my experience with my first procedure." - Joni Curl, April 2016

"She made me feel at ease. She did a good job doing whatever needed done. I think all nurses in Same Day Surgery do a wonderful job for any patient." - Delores Walker, February 2016

"Very considerate and informative about what was happening and would happen later." - Name Withheld, January 2016

"Karen is very kind, caring, and wants your visit to be as comfortable as possible. She is very punctual." - Name Withheld, January 2016

"Very friendly and made me feel at ease." - David Baxter, November 2015

"(with Erica Lathers and Brady Reed) They all took very good care of me. Super nice, great bedside manners. They made me feel very comfortable and safe. Awesome hospital staff members at SCKMC!" - Amanda Giger, November 2015

"Karen explained everything that she was doing and going to do to my son who was having an outpatient procedure. She tried to make him comfortable by getting him a pillow and a heated blanket. After his procedure she got him a snack and asked if he wanted a drink. We jokingly asked for a Dr. Pepper and she got him one! Also to make him less nervous, she brought him a little stuffed bear for m the Auxiliary ladies to make him smile! We were so thankful she was there." - Jennifer Witte, October 2015

"Very friendly and courteous. Professional." - Name Withheld, October 2015

"(with Mary Trillo) Exceptional. Concerned and on top of their game. Thank you very much." - Rick Hobbs, November 2015

"Karen, who prepped me, was also very very nice. She really put me at ease." - Name Withheld, September 2015

"Karen Zumwalt was very good and she went out and beyond her duties to provide for me. She needs to be recognized for her services. Thank you." - Ray, August 2015

"Karen was very efficient and caring in getting me ready for surgery." - Name Withheld, August 2015

"Karen was the kindest, most upbeat person. Very knowledgable about her job. We are so thankful our hospital has a great staff." - Name Withheld, July 2015

"She talked to my daughter before and after the procedure, and with me during the procedure." - Betty Kluemeyer, July 2015

"Always kind and attentive to my needs before and after surgery. I felt very comfortable in their care. Way to go in providing stellar service." - Christine Beaty, July 2015

"Happy upfront which immediately gave myself and husband confidence and trust." - Pamela Baxter, May 2015

"She was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful to my needs." - Name Withheld, April 2015

"Both Mary and Karen exceeded my expectations. I usually deal with them as co-workers and not as a patient. I was calm and comfortable during my entire stay. They kept their calm even though I am a difficult stick for an IV. Very impressed!" - Christine Beaty, March 2015

"She went out of her way to show confidentiality and to put me at ease. Everyone I came into contact with was special." - Christi Gilmore, December 2014