Business: Stormont-Vail employees recognized for outstanding job performance

Two Stormont-Vail HealthCare employees from the area received recognition at Stormont-Vail HealthCare’s 50th Annual Employee Awards Banquet in February, and another received recognition in March.

Vida-Lewis

Vida Lewis

Vida Lewis, RN, clinic office manager, Cotton-O’Neil Clinic, Carbondale and Osage City, received a Lamley Award for her exceptional service to patients. The Lamley Award was named for Carl Charles Lamley and the high performance standards he set. Lewis is also a past employee of the quarter.

Lewis has been a nurse at Stormont-Vail since 1999. Her nominators shared that she comes to work every day with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She fosters cooperation and compassion throughout her work environment. She is willing and able to set the example and get her hands dirty taking on multiple job roles. Lewis provides leadership to multiple clinics, and is always available to help with staff and physician questions and clinic issues.

Missy-Brauner

Missy Brauner

Missy Brauner, lab assistant, Stormont-Vail HealthCare, received a Pusitz Award for her outstanding patient care. The Pusitz Awards were created in 1970 when Manuel E. Pusitz established a trust in honor of his wife Anne’s outstanding care while a patient at Stormont-Vail. This trust provided funds to be used as awards for nurse’s aides and orderlies who exemplified the care his wife received. The guidelines were later broadened. This award is given to four Stormont-Vail employees who have performed exemplary acts of compassion, caring or communication with patients.

Brauner has seven years of service with Stormont-Vail. She is described as an extremely kind and caring individual. Her patients’ well being is always her primary concern, and she goes out of her way to make their experience at Stormont-Vail as pleasant as possible. Brauner grew up in Burlingame but now lives in Topeka.

Darin Carter

Darin Carter

Darin Carter, LPN, Carbondale and Osage City clinics, was named Stormont-Vail HealthCare Employee of the Quarter in March. Employees are nominated by their peers for their outstanding commitment to their career and to the patients we serve.

After seven months of service, Carter has proven to be a great asset to Stormont-Vail. He always has an upbeat and positive attitude. He is a knowledgeable, caring and dependable nurse. His co-workers enjoy his subtle humor and willingness to help others. He helps patients in any way he can and is an advocate for the elderly.

He has worked in the clinic for several months as a float LPN, but was recognized for going “above and beyond” during the past year. He happened to look out the front window and saw an elderly man in the parking lot with the hood up on his broken down truck. Carter did not hesitate and went out to assist the man in getting the truck started so he could head home. It was over 100 degrees outside. He not only helped the man with his truck, but also was there to help him as a patient.



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