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KishHealth System recently honored individuals, teams, and departments who have demonstrated significant achievements toward the health system’s organizational Pillar Goals in the areas of People, Quality, Finance, Service and Growth.  The top Can-Do Attitude recipient and the recipient of the Karen Sepaniak KishHealth System Spirit Award also were named.

The Valley West Obstetrics and Operating Room Cesarean Section Training Team received the Quality Pillar Award for establishing procedures for reducing the C-section “decision to incision time” normally only found in larger hospitals. This accomplishment set a new standard of maternity care for critical access hospitals.

DurRay Sanchez-Torres, RN, interim manager of Med/Surg/ICU and Hospital Supervisors at Valley West Community Hospital, received the People Pillar Award recognizing her leadership skills in creating a positive and supportive work environment.

The Finance Pillar Award was presented to the Kish and Valley West Medical Transcription and EScription Team for implementing Back End Speech Recognition at both hospitals. The new software reduced outsourcing costs by 95% and increased productivity 133% from 150 lines typed per hour to 400 lines produced per hour.

Nancy Plote, Kishwaukee Community Hospital coder and report writer, received the Sepaniak Spirit Award. Kurt Galera, technical support analyst for Information Systems, was the Top Can-Do Attitude recipient.

Susan Golden Jursich, Kish Hospital’s Food and Nutrition Services Department, received the Service Pillar Award for her exceptional customer service in the Kish Coffee House.

Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine received the Growth Pillar Award for establishing niche services in the face of local competition that resulted in an 11% volume increase over the previous year and a 25% increase since 2006.

The Sepaniak Award was named in memory of Karen Sepaniak who worked at Valley West Community Hospital for nearly 40 years. She died in 2007, The award was named after Sepaniak because she lived the health system’s values and brought a spirit of caring, compassion, passion and loyalty to work. 

In presenting the award to Plote, Kevin Poorten, KishHealth System president and CEO, said, “Integrity shows in Nancy’s work, her attitude, and her character. She is honest and trustworthy, able to maintain confidentiality in all she does. She is an excellent steward of our resources as she consistently manages productivity and meets departmental goals under the finance pillar.”

The Top Can-Do Attitude winner is the employee who received the most acknowledgments for going “above and beyond.”


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Donnalee Klatt, left, Human Resources administrative assistant for KishHealth System, was recognized for 45 years of service and Jenelle Muzzillo, RN, Health Information Management, Valley West Community Hospital, was recognized for 40 years of service, at the recent annual KishHealth System Employee Recognition Banquet.

Klatt has a long history of service and dedication to Kishwaukee Community Hospital. She began working part-time in the Bookkeeping Department in the Business Office at DeKalb Public Hospital in 1967. She then transferred full-time to Payroll, moved to Kishwaukee Community Hospital in 1975, and soon accepted the full-time position of personnel director. Klatt now works part-time as an administrative assistant in Human Resources Klatt said, “It has been great. There have been so many changes, but I have been proud to have been a part of them. My job in Human Resources has been challenging, a great learning experience, and very enjoyable. I have met a lot of wonderful people in the past 45 years. Our team in Human Resources is the greatest to work with. It has been very rewarding to be a part of KishHealth System.”

Muzzillo, a registered nurse, also has many years of committed service to Valley West Community Hospital. Before her retirement earlier this month, Muzzillo held several clinical positions over the years, including Intensive Care Unit supervisor, clinical manager of Infection Control, Utilization Review/Quality Assurance, and director of Acute Care Services, and most recently, Emergency Department coder/auditor. She started her career at Valley West at age 16 as an aide on the nursing unit, then received her RN from Silver Cross in Joliet.

Muzzillo said, “I have worked at Sandwich Community Hospital/Valley West Community Hospital all these years because it was a good hospital; and now, more and more people are realizing it. It’s a wonderful place to work.”

Other employees were recognized for 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 years of service.

35 years: Deanna Francis, Manager, Materials Management, Valley West; Cheryl French, Patient Access, Valley West; Linda S. Johnson, RN, ICU, Valley West; Jackie Mascenic, RN, Maternity Suites, Kish Hospital; and Nancy Plote, Coder/Report Writer, HIM, Kish Hospital.

30 years: Brenda Adkins, Environmental Services Supervisor, Kish Hospital; Linda Arnold, RN / Anesthesia Tech, Operating Room, Kish Hospital; Nancy Barnes, RN, Continuity of Care, Valley West; Wanda Leifheit, RN-Cardiology Lab, Kish Hospital; Barbara Roof, RN Pre-Op Nursing, Kish Hospital; Jane School, RN, Continuity of Care Supervisor, Kish Hospital; and Kristena Wyant, RN, ICU, Valley West.

25 years: Susan Aamodt, RN, Hospital Supervisor, Kish Hospital; Christine Cain, Manager, HIM, Valley West; Deb Ferguson, Administrative Assistant, Unlimited Performance; Vickie Guthrie, RN, Director, ICU, Telemetry and Pediatrics, Kish Hospital; Pete Keding, Engineer, Kish Hospital; Debra Lundgren, Clerk, HIM, Kish Hospital; Joni Schnabel, Systems Analyst, IS, KishHealth System; Debbie Sells, Executive Assistant, KishHealth System; Cheryl Torres, RN, Intensive Care Unit, Kish Hospital; and Jeri Wethington, Sterile Processing Supervisor, Kish Hospital.

20 years: Debra Angel, Sterile Processing, Kish Hospital; Penni Blue, Food & Nutrition Services, Valley West; Connie Briesacher, Ambulatory Services, Kish Hospital; Cynthia Byerhof, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Arvada Coleman, Maternity Suites, Kish Hospital; Barbara Dobson, Hospital Supervision, Valley West; Loren Foelske, Administration, KishHealth System; Cynthia Hooper, Cardiac Rehab, Kish Hospital; Christine Jackson, Cardiac Rehab, Kish Hospital; Diane Johnson, Patient Services, Hauser Ross; Kathleen Kuhmichel, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kish Hospital; Joan Lee, Ambulatory Services, Kish Hospital; Julie Maertz, Patient Services, Hauser Ross; Kenneth Mason, Maintenance, Valley West; Deborah McCloud, Emergency Department, Valley West; Margaret Neisendorf, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Judy Parker, Housekeeping, Kish Hospital; Debra Rood, Unlimited Performance, Kish Hospital; Lisa Smits, Patient Services, Hauser Ross; Thomas Warzecha, Pharmacy, Kish Hospital; and Tricia Winters, Cardiac Rehab, Kish Hospital.

15 years: Jacqueline Beck, Intensive Care Unit, Kish Hospital; Lori Buchanan, Order Entry/Receptionist, Kish Hospital; Douglas Decker, Purchasing & Stores KishHealth System; Robert Divita, Maintenance, Kish Hospital; Billie Holstein, Food & Nutrition Services, Valley West; Christopher Laurent, Unlimited Performance, Kish Hospital; Regina Lawton, Housekeeping, Kish Hospital; David Linden, Endoscopy, Kish Hospital; Sharon Maas, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Doris Macdonald, Laboratory, Kish Hospital; Tamberly Matthews, Intensive Care Unit, Kish Hospital; Linda Myers, Child Development Clinic, Kish Hospital; and Cherlynn Norman, Community Education, Hauser Ross.

Regina Parker, Social Services, Kish Hospital; Kenneth Parsons, Emergency Department; Kim Pierce, Patient Services, Hauser Ross, Kish Hospital; Kevin Powell, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Deborah Rachas, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Michael Reser, Unlimited Performance, Kish Hospital; Gail Sarver, KishHealth Foundation; Debra Schiller, Continuity of Care, Kish Hospital; Samantha Smith, Cardiac Rehab, Valley West; Judith Sulaver, Order Entry/Receptionist, Kish Hospital; Cynthia Trutt, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Shirley Unger, Health Information Management, Kish Hospital; Theresa Wagner, Administration, Valley West; and Judith White, Physical Therapy, Kish Hospital.

10 years: Rebecca Andrews, Diabetes Services, Kish Hospital; Lori Behrens, Operating Room, Kish Hospital; Lisa Buczkowski, Pain Clinic, Kish Hospital; Kimberly Butz, Intensive Care Unit, Kish Hospital; Cynthia Cave, EMS, Valley West; Carrie Collins, Ambulatory Services, Valley West; Traca Crowley, Medical Oncology, Kish Hospital; Gail Dobran, Health Information Management, Kish Hospital; Timothy Dolan, Intensive Care Unit, Kish Hospital; Renee Ellingson, Business Development, KishHealth System; Cassandra Ford, Pharmacy, Valley West; Julie Goad, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Sharonlynne Gruber, Patient Access, Valley West; and Diane Hance, DeKalb County Hospice.

Valerie Hansen, Pre-Op Nursing, Kish Hospital; Christina Hardy, MRI Services, Kish Hospital; Misti Harloff, Cardiac Rehab, Valley West; Lisa Harris, Operating Room, Kish Hospital; Angela Hernandez, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kish Hospital; Carolyn Herrmann, Diagnostic Imaging, Kish Hospital; Jenna Johnson, Maternity Suites, Valley West; Roberta Johnson, Housekeeping, Valley West; Sheree Komes, Waterman Medical Clinic, KishHealth System; Ramona Lopez, Housekeeping, Kish Hospital; Barbara Martinez, Medical/Surgical, Valley West; Lucinda Mock, Maternity Suites, Kish Hospital; Christine Morsch, Purchasing & Stores, Valley West; and Suzanne Mullis, Hospital Supervision, Kish Hospital.

Debra Myers, Unlimited Performance, Kish Hospital; Kenneth O’Brien, Medical/Surgical, Kish Hospital; Jennifer Olsen, Operating Room, Kish Hospital; Deborah Paulin, Operating Room, Kish Hospital; Sheree Pinto, Unlimited Performance, Kish Hospital; Pamela Rogers, Patient Access, Kish Hospital; Susan Roland, Health Information Management, Kish Hospital; Paul Rothenbach, Cardiopulmonary, Kish Hospital; Kenneth Schwiesow, Cardiopulmonary, Kish Hospital; Paul Springer, Maintenance, Kish Hospital; Melissa Stevens, Unlimited Performance, Kish Hospital; Craig Villacorta, Information Systems, KishHealth System; Karen Wallin, Cardiac Rehab, Kish Hospital; Megan Welch, Clinical Education, Kish Hospital; Anthony Woodson, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; and Michele Wylde, Unlimited Performance, Kish Hospital.

5 years: Hanna Anderson, Maternity Suites, Kish Hospital; Wendy Atkinson, Laboratory, Kish Hospital; Laura Barnes, Laboratory, Valley West; Renae Berggren, Maternity Suites, Valley West; Karen Black, Professional Practice, Kish Hospital; Stanley Bochenek, Transport Services, Kish Hospital; Sarah Braffett, Clinical Resources, Kish Hospital; Sally Brotcke, Volunteer Services, Kish Hospital; Donald Brown, Cath Lab, Kish Hospital; Allison Bryan, Marketing & Public Relations, KishHealth System Hospital; Alicia Burgos, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Anita Byrd, Laboratory, Kish Hospital; Roxann Camparone, Social Services, Valley West; Andrea Carter, Physical Therapy, Kish Hospital; Barbara Castritsis, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; and Joseph Ciontea, Patient Access, Valley West.

Geni Collins, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kish Hospital; Lorena Corral, Human Resources, KishHealth System; Angela Constabile, Laboratory, Valley West; Christine Crisman, Medical/Surgical, Valley West; Kristie DeMayo, Maternity Suites, Kish Hospital; Sara Domroes, Hospital Supervision, Kish Hospital; Jennifer Fuchs, Emergency Department, Valley West; Donna Graham, Diagnostic Imaging, Kish Hospital; Christine Hacker, DeKalb County Hospice; Silvia Hanson, Information Systems, KishHealth System; Orfa Harkness, Interpreters, Kish Hospital; Emily Hummel, EAP, Kish Hospital; Kimberly Ikeler, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kish Hospital; and Tiffany Johnson, Cardiopulmonary, Valley West Hospital.

Cynthia Johnston, Community Wellness, Valley West Hospital; Debra Kading, Medical/Surgical, Valley West Hospital; Dolores Kasmar, Laboratory, Kish Hospital; Anthony Klingberg, Purchasing & Stores, Kish Hospital; Rachel Kranz, Continuity of Care, Kish Hospital; Stephanie Kyler, Human Resources, KishHealth System; Thomas Lind, Cath Lab, Kish Hospital; Jill Lovett, Maternity Suites, Kish Hospital; Shannon Maconaghy, Ambulatory Services, Kish Hospital; Leeann Martin, Diagnostic Imaging, Valley West Hospital; Dana Mascenic, Patient Access, Kish Hospital; John Mataitis, Housekeeping, Kish Hospital; Helen Maurer, DeKalb County Hospice; and Christine McCarthy, Medical/Surgical, Kish Hospital.

Shari McIntyre, Medical/Surgical, Kish Hospital; Kari Mclean, Clinical Resources, Kish Hospital; Matthew McMillan, Purchasing & Stores, Kish Hospital; Jennifer McNutt, Medical/Surgical, Kish Hospital; Carol Miller, Emergency Department, Valley West Hospital; Laura Minich, Laboratory, Kish Hospital; Clare Minuiz, Order Entry/Receptionist, Kish Hospital; Samantha Morman, Patient Services, Hauser Ross Hospital; Stacie Nachman, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kish Hospital; Christine Nelms, Patient Access, Kish Hospital; Victoria O’Hanlon, Emergency Department, Valley West Hospital; Julie Paku, Medical/Surgical, Kish Hospital; and Renee Peppers, Kish Corporate Health.

Roy Peregrine, Purchasing & Stores, Kish Hospital; Melissa Perian, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Nicholas Prose, Maintenance, Kish Hospital; Michelle Quezada, Medical/Surgical, Valley West; Sheri Quillen, Accounting, KishHealth System Hospital; Mark Rafferty, Optical Shop, Hauser Ross; Hilary Raih, Patient Services, Hauser Ross; Gabriel Ramirez, Food & Nutrition Services, Kish Hospital; Carol Ray, Patient Access, Valley West Hospital; Elizabeth Reaves, Intensive Care Unit, Kish Hospital; Justin Rimstidt, Emergency Department, Kish Hospital; Melissa Romano, Diabetes Services, Kish Hospital; Carrie Rubo, Social Services; Valley West; and Rayann Sanchez, Patient Scheduling, Kish Hospital.

Belinda Santos, KishHealth Family and Specialty Clinic-Genoa; Michele Schultz, Business Development, KishHealth System; Kristi Smiley, Recovery Room, Kish Hospital; Kristi Stice, Pharmacy, Kish Hospital; Pamela Taylor, Administration, KishHealth System; Stacie Taylor, Laboratory, Kish Hospital; Rex Timmerman, Maintenance, Kish Hospital; Thomas Vrana, Cardiopulmonary, Kish Hospital; Katherina Webb, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kish Hospital; Sherena White, Maternity Suites, Kish Hospital; Christine Whitfield, Kish Corporate Health; Kelli Wilkening, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kish Hospital; Jennie Wyatt, Laboratory, Kish Hospital; Joyce Wysznski, Patient Access, Valley West; and William Zieman, Diagnostic Imaging, Valley West.


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Look Good… Feel Better® is presented in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation, Professional Beauty Association, and National Cosmetology Association. This free program teaches beauty techniques to women or girls who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Come learn tips for skin care, makeup, hair care and wigs. All participants receive a free kit of cosmetics. (Valued up to $200.) The free program is on June 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.


Better Care for a “Sensitive” Heart with Dr. Nguyen

Women’s health is not just a thought process but reflects a global movement to ensure better care for women to prevent heart disease, sudden cardiac death and improve overall quality of life. Dr. Nguyen is a lifelong supporter of women’s health. Heart healthy meal provided. The free class is June 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.


Prepared Childbirth for Young Moms

Young moms, ages 15-21, learn the signs and stages of labor; breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques; and variations of labor including cesarean births with your support person and other young moms. A tour of the Kish Hospital Maternity Suites is provided. The free class is June 30 from 9 to 4:30 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.


CPR Healthcare Provider

This course is intended for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of situations, including in and out-of-hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) nurses, paramedics, EMT’s, respiratory therapists, CNAs, and other allied health personnel. The course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a healthcare provider course for employment and may be attended by laypersons. The fee for the class is $50 per person. The class is July 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the KishHealth System Building at 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.756.1521, x153618 or x153626 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.


Weekly Blood Pressure Clinics

A community wellness health professional from Kishwaukee Community Hospital monitors your blood pressure weekly free at three area locations. You receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. On Mondays at Kish Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays at KishHealth Family and Specialty Care in Genoa from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman from 9 to 11 a.m. No registration is required; just walk in.


Men with Cancer Networking Group

Through healthy discussion and connection with others, men can share cancer related stories, learn to adjust to cancer and develop friendships over coffee and snacks. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.


Creative Connections

Women currently experiencing cancer or post cancer treatment are invited to come together in a relaxed, comfortable environment to share creative outlets, unique talents and discover new friendships. Bring your craft supplies and other sources of creative expression to enjoy with others in an evening of sharing, laughing and bonding. Light snacks and beverages available. This free group meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.


Diabetes: Self-Management

Individual appointments with certified KishHealth diabetes educators are available in Genoa, Waterman, and DeKalb. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 815.748.8378, or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.


HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation

The HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation program utilizes a combination of screening and non-invasive tests to evaluate risk factors for heart disease including: a state-of-the-art CT heart scan to reveal extent of calcified plaque, an indication of blockage in the coronary arteries; a blood draw for cholesterol and blood sugar levels; blood pressure, BMI and waist measurement; computerized health risk assessment; and a personal consultation with a registered nurse to identify and understand your cardiac risk factors. Suggested for those 40 years or older with at least one risk factor for heart disease. The cost is $99 person. May not be covered by insurance. Appointments are required. For more information, call 815.748.2975.

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Anju and Promod Vohra have made a major gift to KishHealth Foundation to benefit the stress testing/ECHO room, which is commemorated with a plaque bearing their names.

“I have always credited KishHealth System for my professional success,” said Anju, technical director for Echocardiography at Kish Hospital. The last 16 years have been pleasant, fulfilling, and productive. I believe that the circle of life is based on giving back. This donation is a little gesture to say a big thank you to a great organization and pay back the health system for its support and opportunities it has given me. To name a room where I spend most of my day making a difference in the lives of patients is very personal and gratifying.”

Her husband, Promod, is dean of the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology and a member of the KishHealth System Board of Directors.

“As community members, we both have a high level of pride and ownership for Kish Hospital. As professionals, we have strived hard to make a positive difference at the hospital. We hope that our donation will stimulate others to do the same,” Anju said.

KishHealth Foundation Executive Director Marcy Rubic said the health foundation is grateful for the generous gift.  “The Vohras have been incredibly generous to the health system, through their philanthropy as well as their personal leadership and service. Our work would not be possible if not for compassionate people like the Vohras, and we sincerely thank them for their long-standing dedication.”

For more information about donations to KishHealth Foundation, please visit www.kishhealthfoundation.org.

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Teddy bears, dolls, art supplies, and games are the stuff of dreams for most seven-year-olds, yet when young Molly Feitlich of Waterman turned seven this year, she wanted these birthday gifts not for herself, but to give away to kids being treated at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.  Molly’s mom, Melissa, recalled her daughter saying, “‘Mom, I want to think of ways to raise money for kids in the hospital,’” and she told all her friends about her plan as well.  Molly’s younger sister was an overnight hospital patient not long ago and Mrs. Feitlich says the experience stayed with her. “Molly just felt that the sick kids needed something to make them happy,” her mom noted.  “She had just received a number of toys for Christmas and a new bedroom and felt she did not need anything else.”

Molly has been an active donor for a few years now, having donated all proceeds from a lemonade stand last summer to KishHealth Foundation. She also volunteers time serving meals to those in need and had previously donated birthday gifts to families in need in DeKalb County.  “I am amazed at her generous heart,” said Molly’s mom.  “She’s always had a desire to make a difference.”

“We are truly inspired by Molly’s generosity,” said Health Foundation Executive Director Marcy Rubic. “When Molly learned that a young boy going through an uncomfortable treatment received one of her birthday toys—and that it immediately brought joy to his tearful eyes—her mom told us Molly said, ‘it is sad that the boy had to have that happen, but it’s happy and funny that he got the toy.’”

For more information about KishHealth Foundation, please call 815.748.9954 or visit www.kishhealthfoundation.org.

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Kish Hospital volunteers were honored at the Auxiliary’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Nominees for the Connie Bressler Spirit Award included volunteers (from left to right) Marian Baars, Norm Gilbert, Daisette McGrath, Mina Johnson, and Eileen Dettman (front). Brad Copple (not pictured), president, Kish Hospital, told volunteers in attendance, “You make us a better place because of all you do.”

Congratulations to Eileen Dettman, volunteer in Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Human Resources Department, who has won the first Connie Bressler Spirit Award. Dettman has volunteered at the hospital for 11 years, which translates to over 5,000 hours of dedicated service. Paula von Ende, director of Volunteer Services said, “Eileen’s determination sets a wonderful example for those around her.” Dettman was a dear friend of the award’s namesake.

The award, named in honor of Connie Bressler, who passed away in 2010, is given to a Kish Hospital volunteer who best exemplifies the spirit of serving others. Connie Bressler volunteered at Kish Hospital in the Marketing Department and at the front desk assisting visitors and patients from 2003-2007. In these roles, she came to know many of the volunteers and staff. She lived with multiple sclerosis for all of her adult life, diagnosed when she was a teenager. Those who knew Connie realized that she had MS, but it did not define her; she was positive and upbeat in the face of serious illness. Connie always had a smile on her face and a cheerful greeting for everyone. With the presentation of this award each year, the Auxiliary would like to recognize volunteers who are carrying on her spirit at Kish Hospital.

A nominee for the award must have been a volunteer at Kish Hospital for at least one year and have 500 or more hours of service time and should be actively volunteering at the hospital at the time of the nomination. Nominations are

Kish Hospital volunteers were honored at the Auxiliary’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Nominees for the Connie Bressler Spirit Award included volunteers (from left to right) Marian Baars, Norm Gilbert, Daisette McGrath, Mina Johnson, and Eileen Dettman (front). Brad Copple (not pictured), president, Kish Hospital, told volunteers in attendance, “You make us a better place because of all you do.”submitted by other volunteers and a Kish staff members. The award winner is selected by a three-member committee and presented at the annual Volunteer Week Dinner.

For more information about Kish Hospital’s Auxiliary, visit www.kishhospital.org.

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