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Morris Hospital Honors Employees for Achieving Milestones in Service

Morris Hospital Honors Employees for Achieving Milestones in Service
January 15, 2018 Janet Long

Morris Hospital Honors Employees for Achieving Milestones in Service

November 20, 2017, Morris, IL – Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers recently honored 155 employees for achieving milestones in their years of service during the annual employee recognition milestone dinner held at Jennifer’s Garden in Morris.

This year’s top honorees celebrating 40 years of service were Cathy Barry, licensed practical nurse on 2 East; Marianne McLuckie, case manager; Gayle Scanavino, registered nurse in Ambulatory Care; and Laurie Wilkinson, registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit.

Kim Landers, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive at Morris Hospital, welcomed the honorees and their guests and introduced Board Chairman Rodney Engstrom who gave congratulatory remarks on behalf of the Board. Julie Weimer, a registered nurse on 2 South and 10 year honoree, gave the invocation.

“This is one of those occasions where we are reminded that we are truly blessed to have such dedicated and loyal employees who make Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers all that it is today,” said Mark Steadham, President & CEO of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “Our long-term employees bring a wealth of knowledge to work every single day that helps make Morris Hospital an excellent place for our family and friends to receive care.”

“What they do made a difference for the adult son of a patient in Ambulatory Care who was so pleased with his father’s care, he sent us a note saying, ‘The three nurses who worked with my dad were the most pleasant, professional, thoughtful, and caring people I have ever experienced in an otherwise stressful situation.’

“What our staff does matters to the patient who sent us a note stating, ‘I went in today for a bunch of outpatient tests, and I just want to say the hospital staff was incredible. They were punctual, fast, and you can feel the empathy they have for their patients. The best care I’ve ever received from a hospital.’

“I sincerely hope that our long term employees keep doing what they do for Morris Hospital for many more years, because it matters.”

At dinner, Morris Hospital Vice President of Human Resources Erin Murphy-Frobish announced the names of the honorees and each was asked to stand as their name was called. Each honoree received a long stem rose and a monetary gift based on their years of service.

Morris Hospital employees honored at the 2017 employee recognition dinner include:

5 Years:
Dina Abellera, Pharmacy
Kim Anders, Patient Access – Ridge Road
Diane Baker, Emergency Department
Chris Barnett, Immediate Care
Kristina Basham, Nutrition Services
Myki Bianchetta, MRI
Pat Bradley, Security
Joe Brennan, Emergency Department
Sherri Brown, Environmental Services
Pamela Cady, Mammography
Renee Carrie-Kerkman, Emergency Department
Debbie Coleman, Nutrition Services
Jeff Collins, Information Technology
Leslie Condon, Patient Access
Dr. Mary Connolly, Channahon Healthcare Center
Meg Dionne, Immediate Care – Ridge Road
Cindy Dupler, Medication Dispensing
John Falkenberg, Materials Management
Darcie Francois, Immediate Care – Ridge Road
Arlyn Garcia, Patient Access
Nick Gates, Nutrition Services
Sarah Gunderson, Physical Therapy
Doug Harrington, Environmental Services
Jordan Hasty, Radiology
Tammy Hernandez, ICU
Lisa Kelly, Patient Access – Ridge Road
Stephanie Kelly, ICU
Barbara Klock, Emergency Department
Allison Larson, Laboratory
Lindsey Lee, ICU
Sandi Limon, Accounting
Therese Marino, House Supervisor
Dean Marketti, Administration
Nicholas Mezera, Pharmacy
Jill Middleton, Human Resources
Karley Morris, Patient Access
Jo Mueller, Safety
Martin Pemble, Facilities
Ashley Phillips, Patient Access
Barb Ragan, Employee Health
Gina Reiter, Immediate Care – Ridge Road
Angela Risley, Laboratory
Nicole Roberts, Laboratory
Amanda Rodrigues, OB/GYN Specialists
Ann Sallese, OB/GYN Specialists
Linda Sanders, Nutrition Services
Beth Schuetz, CT Scan
Mary Selfridge, Information Technology
Jennifer Swartz, Pulmonary Services
Jamie Thompson, Patient Access Yorkville Campus
Cathe Underhill, Immediate Care – Ridge Road
Angela Vieceli-Pilon, Braidwood Healthcare Center
Paul Walaszek, Pharmacy
Donna Weeden, Environmental Services


10 Years:
Marcia Baldacci, Pharmacy
Sheri Beene, Human Resources
Karen Burns, Minooka Healthcare Center
Sherri Busch, Accounting
Mariella Capasso, Patient Access
Krystle Carpenter, Radiology
Tonya Cavanaugh, Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cheri Ciesielski, CT Scan
Karen Claypool, ICU
Donna Ferrari, Ambulatory Surgery
Nina Fleming, Healthcare Centers
Amanda Francisco, Physical Therapy
Anastasia Freis, Radiology
Suzanne Gallai, Patient Access – DRC
Sara Greene, Braidwood Healthcare Center
Pam Grieff, OB/GYN Specialists
Amber Johnson, Pulmonary Services
Kerry Kelly, Quality
Alyssa Knoderer, Pharmacy
Cheryl Kundert, Patient Access
Marissa Magana, Patient Access – DRC
Katrina Matuszewski, 2 East
Caroljo Moore, Nutrition Services
Elizabeth Moreland, Environmental Services
Jessica Patten, Family Birthing Suites
Joyce Petraitis, Minooka Healthcare Center
Taylor Reid, Ultrasound
Sharyl Richter, Channahon Healthcare Center
Mariam Rodriguez, Business Office
Terriann Rodriguez, Outreach Admin
JoAnn Rogowski, Nutrition Services
Rachael Savoree, 2 South
Donna Sebalj, Minooka Healthcare Center
Katie Sheedy, Ambulatory Care
Corrina Walker, Information Technology
Kathy Walter, OB/GYN Specialists
Julie Weimer, 2 South
Kathy Williams, Health Information Management
Akayla Wilson, Nutrition Services


15 Years:
Wes Adams, Environmental Services
Kelly Barkley, Ambulatory Care
Charla Butcher, Business Office
Shannen Clark, Endoscopy
Theresa Connor, Pulmonary Services
Megan Dearth, Family Birthing Suites
Missy DeLong, Quality
Lanett Eddy, Cardiac Diagnostics
Brenda Fessler, Environmental Services
Chris Finley, Cardiovascular Specialists
Mavis Friant, 2 East
Elaine Gengenbacher, Physical Therapy
Amanda Gill, 2 East
Bridget Harrington, Laboratory
Ruth Howard, Case Management
Kim Illarde, Mammography
Marlene Lebron, Business Office
Teryl Lundeen, Wellness
Steve Marvick, Facilities
Kevin McDonald, Facilities
Shirley Olson, Materials Management
Ronda Paap, Immediate Care
Gretchen Poyner, Surgery
Christy Rogers, Immediate Care Radiology
Robin Stortz, EMS /Emergency Management
Darlene Strnad, Channahon Healthcare Center
Bonnie Swanson, Quality
Jen Terry, 2 South
Brenda Walsh, 2 South
Robin Walsh, House Supervisor


20 Years:
Kortni Emerson, Family Birthing Suites
Terri Feehan, Patient Access
Jeanette Finch, Ambulatory Care
Jack Foster, Facilities
Bonnie Glerup, 2 South
Patricia Haage, Family Birthing Suites
Carrie Hertz, Mammography
Kara Jirgl, Family Birthing Suites
Tammy Kelly, Patient Access
Kristen Mateski, Radiology
Amy McCowan, Minooka Healthcare Center – Mondamin
Erin Murphy-Frobish, Human Resources
Cathy Ozment-Herr, OB/GYN Specialists
Debbie Scuteri-Svab, Cardiac Diagnostics
Dr. Doug Toussaint, OB/GYN Specialists
Bob Wood, Pulmonary Services

25 Years:
Marie Bunting, Dwight Healthcare Center – John St.
Lisa Day, Patient Access

Donna Greve, Centralized Billing
Mary Ann Johnson, ICU
Kerry Kosinski, Cardiac Diagnostics
Kelly Leopold, Surgery
John Roundtree, Planning


30 Years:
Lori Stevens, 2 East


35 Years:
Sue Engfer, GI Lab
Dennis Perdue, Materials Management
Gail Stratz, Laboratory
Cathy Webster, Laboratory


40 Years:
Cathy Barry, 2 East
Marianne McLuckie, Case Management
Gayle Scanavino, Ambulatory Care
Laurie Wilkinson, ICU


Serving patients at 25 locations in 11 communities, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa and Yorkville. Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is a recipient of The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award for having outstanding employee engagement and was named on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Great Community Hospitals list in 2016 and 2017.