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Published on May 26, 2015

KishHealth System Honors Employees for Years of Service

May 22, 2015

DEKALB, Ill. –  KishHealth System recognized employees for years of service at the 13th annual Employee Recognition Banquet, May 11, at the Duke Ellington Ballroom, Northern Illinois University. Donna Newsom, Laboratory, Kishwaukee Hospital, was honored for 50 years of service and Delores Werner, Patient Access, Valley West Hospital, was honored for 40 years of service.

Donna NewsomDonna Newsom’s healthcare career began in 1964, as a high school diversified education student working in the Sycamore Municipal Hospital Lab as an aide. She worked her way up to medical technologist and graduated from Northern Illinois University. She is now the clinical development and point of care testing coordinator for the Kishwaukee Hospital Lab. “Patient care has been my top priority all through my career. The fact that my job constantly changes with new technology, updated equipment, and different procedures keeps it interesting, challenging, and exciting,” Newsom said.

Delores WernerDelores Werner works in the Patient Access Department at Valley West Hospital. She began her career in the department and has had various titles along the way such as registration clerk, switchboard operator, supervisor, manager, and is currently the senior representative in the department. Werner said, “I have enjoyed being part of an organization that is so important to our community. Although I have seen many changes in our healthcare system over the years, I know the number one priority has always been our patients and the care they receive. I am proud to say I work at Valley West Hospital.”

Employees honored for 35 years of service: Sandra Freewalt, Accounting, KishHealth System; Lois Lathrop, Maternity Suites, Kishwaukee Hospital; Lisa Nelson, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kishwaukee Hospital; Debra Scott, Surgical Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; and Kathy Wagner, Ambulatory Services, Valley West Hospital.

Employees honored for 30 years of service: Kathy Green, Transport Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Jody Harding, Maternity Suites, Kishwaukee Hospital; Susan McFarland, Health Information Management, Kishwaukee Hospital; and Colleen Paulsen, Maternity Suites, Valley West Hospital.

Employees honored for 25 years of service: Teri Eul, Operating Room, Kishwaukee Hospital; Joseph Goff, Laboratory, Valley West Hospital; Deana Kail, Intensive Care Unit, Valley West Hospital; Bonnie Keys, Ambulatory Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Cheryl Moberg, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; Lynda Rolczynski, Diagnostic Imaging, Kishwaukee Hospital; Sue Russell, Cardiac & Vascular Interventional Suite, Kishwaukee Hospital; Darlene Sigrist, Patient Access, Valley West Hospital; and Linda Stahl, Operating Room, Valley West Hospital.

Employees honored for 20 years of service: Lisa Ackland, Cath Lab, Kishwaukee Hospital; Judith Bergsmith, Maternity Suites, Kishwaukee Hospital; Janey Ciontea, Diagnostic Imaging, Valley West Hospital; Lynne Gruenwald, Laboratory, Kishwaukee Hospital; Jan Larson, Health Information Management, Kishwaukee Hospital; Laura Lemons, Laboratory, Kishwaukee Hospital; Claudia Little, Patient Access, Kishwaukee Hospital; Julian Maki, Ambulatory Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Barbara Schultz, Medical Oncology, Kishwaukee Hospital; Bryan Taylor, Operating Room, Kishwaukee Hospital; Cynthia Tucker, Physical Therapy Center, Kishwaukee Hospital; and Anju Vohra, Cardiac Lab, Kishwaukee Hospital.

Employees honored for 15 years of service: Brandi Arhos, Operating Room, Kishwaukee Hospital; Marla Barresi, Community Wellness, Kishwaukee Hospital; Angela Bogle, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; Shannon Butler, Intensive Care Unit, Kishwaukee Hospital; Jane Cardiff-Royalty, Hospice; Susan Clifford, Diabetes Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Cheryl Fisher, Risk Management, KishHealth System; LaCinda Hasen, KishHealth System Physician Group, Waterman; Teresa Hunter, Emergency Department, Valley West Hospital; Sandra Jackson, Patient Scheduling, Kishwaukee Hospital; Greg Katsion, Pharmacy, Kishwaukee Hospital; Erin Kersten, Human Resources, KishHealth System; Lavon Mook, Patient Accounts, Kishwaukee Hospital; Brenda Norton, Diagnostic Imaging, Kishwaukee Hospital; Tammy Overton, KishHealth System Physician Group, DeKalb; Catalina Paramo, Environmental Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Lynnelle Pekoc, Sterile Processing, Valley West Hospital; Jodi Peterson-Diehl, Oncology Patient Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Joyce Robinson, Laboratory, Valley West Hospital; Marjorie Secrest, Health Information Management, Kishwaukee Hospital; Dana Siener, Clinical Education, Valley West Hospital; Kelly Sievers, Health Information Management, Kishwaukee Hospital; Cameron Wiegartz, Information Systems, KishHealth System; and Jessica Wynn, Intensive Care Unit, Kishwaukee Hospital.

Employees honored for 10 years of service: Stephen Ackah, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kishwaukee Hospital; Patricia Anderson, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; Amy Anderson, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kishwaukee Hospital; Suzanne Berg, Purchasing & Stores, Kishwaukee Hospital; Jennifer Campbell, Maternity Suites, Kishwaukee Hospital; Danielle Clifford, Ambulatory Services, Valley West Hospital; Angela Corbett, Patient Accounts, Kishwaukee Hospital; Sheri Divirgilio, Oncology Patient Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Terri Doty, Operating Room, Kishwaukee Hospital; Karen Ellis, Order Entry/Receptionist, Kishwaukee Hospital; Karen Ferguson-Huff, Patient Scheduling, Kishwaukee Hospital; Latehesha Fitch, Social Services, Valley West Hospital; Robert Frey, Operating Room, Kishwaukee Hospital; Kristen Goldsmith, Maternity Suites, Valley West Hospital; Blanca Gonzalez, Environmental Services, Valley West Hospital; Eric Griffiths, Food & Nutrition Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Patricia Haeffner, Pain Clinic, Kishwaukee Hospital; Christy Haug, Outpatient Clinic Service, Kishwaukee Hospital; Loretta Hendley, Cardio Pulmonary, Kishwaukee Hospital; Joseph Herrmann, EMS, Kishwaukee Hospital; Tiffany Hohmann, CAT Scanning, Valley West Hospital; Kari James, Information Systems, KishHealth System; Rose Jones, Information Systems, KishHealth System; Jaime Kramer, Operating Room, Valley West Hospital; Kelly Krebs, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kishwaukee Hospital; Diane Lee, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; Kay Loch, Hospice; Joann Lowe, Cardiac Lab, Kishwaukee Hospital; Rebecca Maier, Emergency Department, Valley West Hospital; Beth Raetzke, Operating Room, Kishwaukee Hospital; Susan Rankin, Hospice; Althea Russell, Maternity Suites, Valley West Hospital; Susan Seitz, Diabetes Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Maribeth Sprinkle, Laboratory, Kishwaukee Hospital; Leann Stuehler, Physical Therapy Hampshire, Kishwaukee Hospital; Erica Wade, Social Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Brian Wittenberg, Diagnostic Imaging, Kishwaukee Hospital; and Paula Zielke, Operating Room, Valley West Hospital.

Employees honored for 5 years of service: Mahubah Abdallah, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kishwaukee Hospital; Ashley Altenhoff, MOP Time Share, Kishwaukee Hospital; Amy Aluli, MRI Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Estefany Anderson, Physical Therapy Inpatient, Kishwaukee Hospital; Linda Bowman, Hospice; Stephanie Boyer, Information Systems, KishHealth System; Lanetta Brinegar, Environmental Services, Valley West Hospital; Lynda Brown, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; Kami Capello, Patient Accounts, Kishwaukee Hospital; Renee Carrie-Kerkman, Emergency Department, Valley West Hospital; Samantha Cervenka, Skilled Nursing, Home Care; Jignasha Chaudhari, Physical Therapy Inpatient, Kishwaukee Hospital; Toni Cobb, Environmental Services, Valley West Hospital; Lisseth Cuevas, Community Wellness, Valley West Hospital; Stephanie Davis, Call Center, Kishwaukee Hospital; Kelli DeDina, MRI Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Jacqueline DeLisi, Call Center, Kishwaukee Hospital; Whitney Denny, Order Entry/Receptionist, Kishwaukee Hospital; Marilee Ellis, Maternity Suites, Kishwaukee Hospital; Jessica Flowers, Social Services, Valley West Hospital; Elizabeth Fogarty, Maternity Suites, Kishwaukee Hospital; Mary Fuller, Food & Nutrition Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Alejandro Garcia, Maintenance, Kishwaukee Hospital; Milka Gemaljevic, Cath Lab, Kishwaukee Hospital; Courtney Goad, Diagnostic Imaging, Valley West Hospital; Marietta Greenlee, Call Center, Kishwaukee Hospital; Leigha Griswold, Health Information Management, Kishwaukee Hospital; Elvia Hamm, Center for Family Health Malta, Kishwaukee Hospital; Sharon Hebert, EMS, Kishwaukee Hospital; Patricia Henry, Health Information Management, Kishwaukee Hospital; Brandon Hofmann, Accounting, KishHealth System; Kenneth Jackson, Environmental Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Michelle Jensen, Emergency Department, Kishwaukee Hospital; Ted Johnson, Call Center, Kishwaukee Hospital; Anita Kaenel, Cardiac Lab, Kishwaukee Hospital; Joan Koehler, Emergency Department, Valley West Hospital; Tara Kramer, CAT Scanning, Valley West Hospital; Michael Kulisz, Administration, KishHealth System; Jennifer Lavoie, Health Information Management, Kishwaukee Hospital; Marnie McDaniel, Patient Access, Valley West Hospital; Sandi McMahon, Call Center, Kishwaukee Hospital; Toivo Meesak, Cardio Pulmonary, Kishwaukee Hospital; Marci Millburg, Community Wellness, Kishwaukee Hospital; Dorethee Milosch, Intensive Care Unit, Kishwaukee Hospital; Dennis Moore, Laboratory, Kishwaukee Hospital; Angie Parnett, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; Meghavi Patel, Laboratory, Valley West Hospital; Natalie Pero, Skilled Nursing, Home Care; Cory Petermann, MRI Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Melissa Polakovic, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; Carolyn Ragan, Food & Nutrition Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Betsy Rayman, Ambulatory Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Lisa Robles, Collections, Kishwaukee Hospital; Manuel Rodriguez, Maintenance, Kishwaukee Hospital; Julie Ruder, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kishwaukee Hospital; Karyn Rundle, Intensive Care Unit, Valley West Hospital; Elizabeth Safford, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; Robert Saint-Louis, Cardio Pulmonary, Kishwaukee Hospital; Theresa Schade, Behavioral Health Service, Kishwaukee Hospital; Tiffany Sharp, Telemetry/Pediatrics, Kishwaukee Hospital; Doreen Stark, Diagnostic Imaging Admin and Support, Kishwaukee Hospital; Donna Stout, Maternity Suites, Kishwaukee Hospital; Sharon Thompson, Laboratory, Kishwaukee Hospital; Amber Tyrrell, Intensive Care Unit, Kishwaukee Hospital; Diane Ulman, Food & Nutrition Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Kathryn Valenzuela, Emergency Department, Valley West Hospital; Alicia Velasquez, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; Caroline Wedick, Social Services, Kishwaukee Hospital; Julie Weiss, Physical Therapy Inpatient, Kishwaukee Hospital; David Wester, KishHealth System Physician Group, Waterman; Gynelle Wig, Emergency Department, Kishwaukee Hospital; Sarah Williams, Cath Lab, Kishwaukee Hospital; Jennifer Wood, Operating Room, Kishwaukee Hospital; Julie Wunderlich, Food & Nutrition Services, Valley West Hospital; Hannah Wurtz, Medical/Surgical, Kishwaukee Hospital; and Maribel Zepeda, Food & Nutrition Services, Kishwaukee Hospital.

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