MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana - Franciscan Health Michigan City recognized more than 150 employees, celebrating milestones and outstanding work during the 54th annual Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet on October 10, 2018.
The banquet at Blue Chip Casino included the following recognitions for Franciscan Health Michigan City employees:
- One hundred thirty-four employees were recognized for 10 to 40 years of service, totaling 2,340 years of dedicated service.
Franciscan Health Michigan City employees honored for 35 years of service: from left, Laura Fuller, nursing director; 35-year recipients Jackie Nelson and Cathy Cox, Robin Ades, regional lab director; 35-year recipient Judy Burns; Amy Keller, operations director, FPN; Dean Mazzoni, President/CEO Franciscan Health Michigan City; and 35-year recipient Darla Ream.
- Nine nurses were honored with the DAISY Award for going above and beyond in the care they provide. The award is an international nurse recognition program that celebrates the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families every day.
From left, Jacque Pitrowski and Kellie Woods of human resources at Franciscan Health Michigan City honor DAISY recipients Erin Albright and Lori Tina Thomas.
- Twelve employees were given the Gem Award, which recognizes those who consistently exhibit Franciscan values. These are employees and physicians who are recognized multiple times through the "Beyond the Call" program.
From left, Lori Dudeck, human resources director, announces GEM recipients Barb Rice-Wistoff and Brooke Nack, with Dean Mazzoni, President/CEO of Franciscan Health Michigan City.
- Dr. Albert Naveed was honored as the St. Luke recipient, known as "the beloved physician," for ministering to physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Naveed demonstrates an outstanding rapport with patients and their families, demonstrates respect for the nursing profession, exhibits a teamwork approach to care and acts as a role model for all.
- Nurse Nicole Losiniecki was selected in honor of St. Camillus. The cross, which allegedly spoke to Camillus, asked him, "Why are you afraid? Do you not realize that this is not your work but mine?" The motto is associated with St. Camillus, as well as healthcare workers who were inspired by him.