2009-07-24 / Community

St. John's Names Its Employees Of The Month

Isabella Conti, the April 2009 Employee of the Month. Isabella Conti, the April 2009 Employee of the Month. Each month at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, an employee is nominated for her or his great efforts as Employee of the Month. The purpose and goal of this reward and recognition program is to encourage, acknowledge, and show appreciation to those who have made tremendous strides in the work place. The employees who receive these awards are nominated by staff, family, and patients for exemplifying exceptional levels of work performance and displaying high regard for their job responsibilities.

Isabella Conti, a Respiratory Therapist, was the April 2009 Employee of the Month.

"Isabella is an extraordinary employee, who continuously goes above and beyond her duties as a staff therapist," said Shera Foreman, Director of Respiratory Care, who also commended Conti for her responsibility, teamwork, and professionalism. Conti has dedicated more than 27 years of service in the Respiratory Department at St. John's.

"Her spirit and dedication shine through with each and every patient in her care. Isabella exemplifies all five of the core values that St. John's prides itself on. She is truly an asset to her department and the hospital," said Foreman.

Al Lueder, the May 2009 Employee of the Month. Al Lueder, the May 2009 Employee of the Month. The May Employee of the Month was Al Lueder, the Lead Mechanic/ Locksmith in the Engineering Department.

"Al always exceeds the standards and expectations of his supervisors. Al consistently displays a sincere, helpful attitude to his co-workers and management staff. His positive attitude and ready smile are both an inspiration and a welcome sight in the hospital," said Tom Farzetta, Director of Facilities/Construction. Lueder has been working for the Engineering Department for thirtyeight years.

St. John's June Employee of the Month honor was awarded to Arlene Small, a Registered Nurse on Maternity. Several patients nominated Small, commending her for her compassion, sensitivity and kindness, as well as her professionalism and respect. Small, who has been employed at St. John's since 1981, is a regular recipient of commendation letters from patients on the Maternity Unit.

Arlene Small, the June 2009 Employee of the Month. Arlene Small, the June 2009 Employee of the Month. "Families of patients always comment on Arlene's great attitude, and the fact that's she is always eager to help the patient with any need, no matter how small or how great. Arlene is truly an asset to St. John's!" said Nora Cartagena, a Nurse Manager at St. John's.

"If we need blood, Arlene is donating. If I need a volunteer, Arlene volunteers."

Conti with John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer; Raymond Pastore, MD, Chief Medical Officer; and Shera Foreman, Director, Respiratory Therapy. Conti with John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer; Raymond Pastore, MD, Chief Medical Officer; and Shera Foreman, Director, Respiratory Therapy. Lueder with Gupta and Tom Farzetta, Director, Engineering. Lueder with Gupta and Tom Farzetta, Director, Engineering. Small with Gupta and Lynore Dupiton, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services. Small with Gupta and Lynore Dupiton, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services.

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