Did you receive outstanding care by one of our staff? Nominate him or her for the LOVE Award.
Each year, Kenmore Mercy Hospital recognizes three outstanding nurses. In 2013, our nurses of distinction are:
Kristen Parisi, RN, BSN, CCRN
Aaron Lange, RN, BSN, ONC
Allyson Willet, NA
The staff members below have been awarded the LOVE Award, a quarterly designation that recognizes Kenmore Mercy Hospital associates who demonstrate a personal commitment to our values in their daily work.
Anyone can nominate an associate for the LOVE award – patients, visitors, family members, physicians, volunteers and co-workers.
Meet our most recent award-winners below:
2013 – First Quarter Winner
Emergency Department Volunteer Marie Beach was nominated by a co-worker, who said:
"Marie goes above and beyond her duties as a volunteer. She is compassionate, helpful and constantly has a smile and a nice word for everyone, whether it’s a co-worker or a patient. Marie checks on patients' needs after they have been in the Emergency Department for an hour or less. She greets all patients very kindly and professionally and even offers to assist them if it looks like they are unable to fill out the registration slip. Marie brings in her own magazines for the waiting area. She always asks if there is anything she can do for us before leaving for the day."
"I have never met or worked with a more compassionate and pleasant person as Marie. She is very genuine and I look forward to working with her on my days scheduled in ED Registration."
2012 – Fourth Quarter Winner
Facility Services Attendant Rick Mulvaugh was nominated by a co-worker, who said:
"Rick sets the standard everyday by treating every person with respect, by listening to and helping others, whether it be a patient, visitor, or co-worker, and by his willingness to do whatever is asked of him, whenever asked."
"Every assignment I have given Rick to do is done immediately and willingly, and he has even offered on occasion to take some of the less pleasant assignments in order to give a co-worker a break. Rick definitely strives to do his best, and it is obvious that he has a genuine commitment to excellence. He expects nothing in return for the kindness he shows to others and the extra effort he puts into his work every day."
2012 – Third Quarter Winner
Registered Nurse Nancy Tagliaferro was nominated for the LOVE Award by a patient, who said:
"Nancy was my nurse for my pre-admission testing prior to my surgery. Nancy spoke about allowing others to care for me after my surgery and that as a mother, we are always the caretaker and how hard it is to ask for help. She spoke about how others feel when they are allowed to care for a friend or family member and this is time to allow them to do this for me. She spoke from the heart and with compassion. Nancy is a perfect example of someone who practices the Catholic Health mission. Her words allowed me to give myself permission to rest during my recovery and not worry about my household responsibilities. I embraced the help that came so willingly and realized that Nancy was right…you have to allow people to help you, and I didn’t feel guilty like I would owe them later because like she said they will want to help me just as I have helped them. Many thanks to Nancy!"
2012 – Second Quarter Winner
Kevin Klostermann, PA was nominated for his pleasant attitude towards work, commitment to our mission, his demeanor and work ethic.
A co-worker stated:
"Kevin has always gone above and beyond with all patients and his co-workers. He has served his country as a Major in the Marines, yet always returns to Kenmore Mercy Hospital to provide wonderful, compassionate care. He is kind, and explains what and why he is doing whatever tests or procedures he is going to do. Patients always express their appreciation about the wonderful care he gives."
A physician said, "He treats everyone with dignity and respect. It is a pleasure to work with Kevin and I am honored to have him represent this hospital. "
2012 – First Quarter Winner
Debbie Henderson, a nurses aide, was nominated for the LOVE Award by a volunteer.
The volunteer stated:
"She shows compassion and love to each and every patient. Debbie takes the time to listen, to talk, and obtain things that help the patient’s comfort beyond her normal duties."
"Debbie is exceptional and truly lives our values effectively every day."