Regional West Honors Staff at Quarterly Awards Banquet

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – Regional West recently hosted its second quarter Employee Awards Reception; recognizing staff for years of service, and recipients of the STAR and PEARL awards for outstanding service and patient care. Employees are nominated quarterly 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 for the first quarter are Cindy Montanez, who works in the Laboratory; and Cody Nordhues, who works in Acute Rehabilitation.

The PEARL award recognizes employees for outstanding customer service, quality patient care, and teamwork. PEARL award winners for the fourth quarter are Alesia Miller of Regional West Physicians Clinic – Family Medicine, Scottsbluff; and Victoria Salazar of Regional West Physicians Clinic – Medical Records.

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

20 Years: Cindy Hessler – Rehabilitation Administration, Amy Campbell – Medical-Surgical Nursing; 25 Years: Theresa Meyer – Air Link, Carolyn Nuss-Warren – Food Service; 30 Years: Kimberly Kniss – Pre Admit Testing, Katharina Lemons – Recovery Room, Mary Lockwood – Operating Room, Deborah Van Noy – Ambulatory Care Unit; 35 Years: Marlyce Burkey - Ambulatory Care Unit; 40 Years: Jeanette McFeely - Occupational Health, Sandra Dean - Medical-Surgical Nursing.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-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.