St. John’s Hospital Names Employees Of The Month
All winners receive a Tiffany crystal star and $100. St. John’s is proud to announce the 2010 third quarter winners: July 2010: LuAnn Madden, Ambulatory Surgery: Madden, Secretary in Ambulatory Surgery, has been at St. John’s since 1975. The Hospital beautification project was her brainchild, which brought co-workers together, as well as beautified the Hospital grounds. Madden also baked and sold cookies, raising more than $300 for breast cancer awareness efforts, and spearheaded a quilting initiative to raise more funds for breast cancer awareness. She is consistently praised for her helpfulness and thoughtfulness by both patients and staff members. She is an asset to St. John’s and a fine example of the Hospital’s core values — Responsibility, Respect, Compassion, Professionalism and Teamwork. August 2010: Charles McNeill, Security: McNeill, Security Officer, has worked for St. John’s since 1982. A patient, who noted McNeill’s kindness, nominated him. In addition to the personal attention the security officer gave this patient, the woman observed his helpfulness to others while he was on duty at his post in the lobby. McNeill is consistently praised by his supervisor, Julian DelaCruz, who stated that the honoree received numerous letters of commendation over the years from patients, families and members of the Board of Managers of Episcopal Health Services. All expressed how McNeill treated them with respect and compassion. In times of crisis, McNeill remains calm under pressure and can be relied upon to handle any situation appropriately. He is a valued and respected employee who embraces all of St. John’s core values. September 2010: Althea Pratt, Nursing: Pratt, Service Assistant in Pulmonary Care Center, has been employed at St. John’s since 2001. A patient nominated her, citing the excellent care Pratt delivered. Her supervisor, Lin Zabala, RN, Nurse Manager, stated that the honoree sets the bar high. She has received multiple commendations from patients and family members.
One family member called her “Godsent” to an ailing, terminally ill patient. Pratt is very thorough in providing patient care. Her patient areas are consistently clean and organized. She speaks her mind and offers suggestions and observations to better the nursing unit.
She is a thoroughly positive member of the Pulmonary Care Team; her work ethic illustrates the core values of Compassion, Responsibility and Respect.