Regional West Honors Staff at Quarterly Awards Banquet

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – Regional West recently hosted its third quarter Employee Awards Reception; recognizing staff for years of service, and recipients of the STAR, PEARL, and DAISY 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 winner for the third quarter is Thomas Riley, who works in the Laboratory.

The PEARL award recognizes employees for outstanding customer service, quality patient care, and teamwork. The PEARL award winner for the third quarter is Sara Pester, who works in the South Plaza Laboratory.

The DAISY Award is an international program that celebrates excellence in nursing. It recognizes and honors the inspiring work that nurses do every day. The winner of the third Regional West DAISY Nursing Award is Kassidy Oliver, RN, who works on 3-East Medical/Surgical Nursing.

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

20 Years: Andrea Arellano – Case Management; Jacqueline Delatour – Education; Charlene Bevins – Rehab Center – Physical Therapy; Michael Wharton – Education; Jeffrey Holloway, MD – Physicians Clinic-Surgery, Vascular Diagnostics; JoAnn Cervantes – Tumor Registry; Donna Stuart – Rehab Center-Physical Therapy; Janelle Belford – Behavioral Health Unit; Renee Burkey – Food and Nutrition Services; Patricia Schledewitz – Patient Financial Services; Jodi Willats – Case Management. 25 Years: Patrick J. Brown, MD – Physicians Clinic-Family Medicine; Laronda Miller – Food and Nutrition Services; Theresa Olson – Rehab Center-Occupational Therapy. 30 Years: Paul W. Post, MD – Anesthesiology. 35 Years: Lisa M. Steele – Physicians Clinic-Physician Recruitment. 40 Years: Lucille Whiting – Copy Center and Rosalie Kramer – Patient Financial Services.

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.