Employees Recognized with Second Quarter STAR, PEARL and DAISY Awards

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – Regional West recently hosted its second quarter Employee Awards Banquet recognizing staff for years of service and recipients of the STAR, PEARL and DAISY awards for outstanding service and patient care. The award winners are chosen from all nominees submitted within a quarter. Employees are nominated by co-workers, staff, patients, and visitors.

The STAR Program at Regional West encourages employees, patients, their family members and visitors to nominate employees who demonstrate outstanding care and customer service. STAR award winners are Ralph Montanez − Laboratory Outreach, and Heather Jensen − Guest Relations.

The PEARL award recognizes employees for outstanding customer service, quality patient care, and teamwork. PEARL award winners are Andrea Dorn − Physicians Clinic-Central Billing Office, and Tom Sandoval − Physicians Clinic-Orthopaedics.

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates excellence in nursing. It recognizes and honors the inspiring work that nurses do every day. The winner of the first Regional West DAISY Nursing Award is Trish Garner, CFRN – Air Link.

Regional West also honored long-term employees; recognizing staff who have worked for Regional West from five to 40 years.

20 Years: Kim Vance−Critical Care, and Brenton Burry−Facilities Management. 25 Years: Lisa Bewley−Physicians Clinic-Pediatrics, Tara Shallenberger−Med-Surgery, James Buck−Rehab Center, Lauretta Lopez−Pre-Admit Testing, and Paula Brunkhorst−Laboratory. 30 Years: Tamara Leis−Behavioral Health Unit, Marsha Coxbill−Rehab Center, and Cynthia Montanez−Laboratory. 35 Years: Evelyn Bentley−Nursing Services. 40 Years: Lorrel Streeks−Physicians Clinic-Family Medicine.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 182-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 providers, and over 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.