Regional West Honors Staff with Second Quarter Awards

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― Regional West recently recognized staff members 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. The STAR award winners for the 2020 second quarter are Donna Ryan and Taylor Luikens, both employees from Imaging Services.

The PEARL award recognizes employees for outstanding customer service, quality patient care, and teamwork. PEARL award winners for the 2020 second quarter are Veronica Leal, who works at Physicians Clinic-Ear, Nose, and Throat, and Joyce Sinner, who works at Physicians Clinic-Surgery Clinic.

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

20 Years: Blanca Bair– Health Information Management, Eladia Cantu – Regional West Physicians Clinic-Internal Medicine; Donna Crecelius – Regional Care, Inc.; Alisa Gunther – Patient Financial Services; Leesa Lane—Cardiopulmonary Services; Kara Lee Plett—Emergency Department; Evalean Russel—Ambulatory Care Unit; Tammy Wheeler, Regional West Physicians Clinic-Women’s Center. 25 Years: Virginia Blackburn – Recovery Room; Jason Rairgh—Air Link; Kendra Vera—Ambulatory Care Unit. 30 Years: Lori Reifschneider—Community Health. 35 Years: Michael Jackson—Home Care; Roxie Shaul—Ambulatory Care Unit; Dee Stricker--Regional West Physicians Clinic-Neurosurgery. 40 Years: Sandra Hebbert—Recovery Room.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and the only Level II Trauma Center in Nebraska west of Kearney. 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 in-network providers and approximately 2,000 staff members, 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.