Employees of the Month 2012

January

Maria Maluyao

Maria exemplifies servant leadership. She is a true example of critical thinking ability tempered with compassion and kindness; the ultimate hallmark of a professional nurse.



February

Frank Chavez

Frank is one of our best emergency room technicians. He is always helping out and is always going the extra mile in his patient care. Frank is a positive influence every day he is at work. Frank is hard working and truly committed to the ER and Kaweah Delta.


March

Tammy Dowell

Wherever she is, Tammy can be found with a smile on her face and with a friendly greeting to all she encounters. Whenever we have had to call upon Tammy for catering assistance she responds professionally and timely. Without a doubt, Tammy truly embodies Kaweah Care in her work and by her actions she provides personal, professional and compassionate experiences to every person, every time!


April

Jeanette Callison

Jeanette is one of our ICU Rapid Response Nurses. She was instrumental in getting the Rapid Response Team in place, and has done a great job in her new role. Jeanette takes her job very seriously and excels. She does all of her work with a smile on her face, a humble heart, kind attitude, and stays calm under pressure. Her positive attitude and kindness make her a joy to work with, and she is extremely deserving of this award.


May

Dora Bishop

Dora is a team lead for 4-South. Her leadership has been nothing short of outstanding. Her leadership has been instrumental in the successful implementation of several pilot projects, new clinical software and operational changes, as well as numerous clinical practice changes on the unit. She is meticulous and detailed and ensures that patient care is carried out on the unit in a very smooth and organized manner.


June

Norman Solis

Norman is a very hard working employee who enjoys helping others at any time. He is a self-starter and has created the California Central Valley Chapter of the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals, which has been wonderful for our department as well as the Cath Lab. He is also very likely the best in the valley as far as being able to endoscopically harvest saphenous leg veins in surgery.


July

Marina Guzman 

Marina is the “go-to” nurse. She is an amazing nurse that role models her profession in both education and leadership.


August

Yolanda Montgomery

Yolanda never complains and is always eager to get things done and get them done right the first time. She’s not only has positive and friendly interactions with staff, but her cheery enthusiasm and kind and compassionate demeanor has a clear impact on each and every patient she cares for.  


September

Melissa Sparshott 

Melissa’s positive nature puts her patients, nurses, and physicians at ease. Our emergency department is a better place to work and to visit because of her.


October

Jennifer Nicolas

Jennifer is often recognized by her peers for being a willing team player and for her unwavering commitment to exceptional care. 


November

Loretta Lopez

Loretta has been a valuable employee from the start. She always demonstrates exceptional Kaweah Care behavior while guiding lost visitors and maintaining the public areas. 


December

Jan Thompson

Jan Thompson deserves the service excellence award as recognition for her incredibly strong work ethic and her willingness to go above and beyond her job description day in and day out.



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