Every day, employees and
physicians across the Provena Health system are guided by our mission to
build communities of healing and hope by compassionately responding to human
need in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Expanding upon the faith and heritage
of our founding religious congregations, Provena Health also commits itself
to its four values - Respect, Integrity, Stewardship and Excellence (RISE)-
which flow from our mission and identity as a Catholic healthcare
Each year, Provena Health employees have an opportunity to
nominate fellow employees or physicians whom they feel best live out these
values in their daily work as part of the system's annual R.I.S.E. award
competition. In March, four local winners were chosen at each Provena
hospital ministry, as well as Provena Home Care, Provena Senior Services,
Alverno Provena Hospital Laboratories and Provena Corporate Offices. From
this distinguished group, the five overall system winners were selected and
formally unveiled during Provena Health's annual Leadership Convocation, held in
Chicago in early May.
And the well-deserving winners are…
Provena Senior Services Corporate Finance
A co-worker who
nominated Angie wrote: "All of Angie's contributions are excellent, but there is
one particular undertaking that has stood out for me. Angie spent her own
personal time to embrace the Bidwell house project in Freeport. Angie
participated on each call to make sure all the necessary items would be
available and that volunteers would have everything they needed to get the job
done. She took time to talk with the residents of Provena St. Joseph's
community living program, treating them with the highest regard and true
respect. I am very proud to be Angie's co-worker."
Jo-Mel Labayog, M.D.
Regional Cancer Center
Provena United Samaritans Medical Center
"Dr. Jomel Labayog is a man whose compassion and dignity for
others shows in everything he does," wrote members of his staff who nominated
him for the award. "His patients are a part of our family. In a time
when they may feel like their lives are 'out of control,' he gives them power,
respect and compassion. The teamwork that we have at the Regional Cancer
Center is outstanding because Dr. Labayog - our team leader - is so
wonderful. We all strive to better ourselves because of his ability to
challenge us. We enjoy coming to work because of him. We are so
lucky that he calls Danville and Provena his home."
Regional Director, Human
Provena United Samaritans Medical Center
"When you feel as strongly as Rhonda does about making a
difference - a difference to employees, patients and visitors - it does not go
unnoticed," wrote a co-worker. "Rhonda is a wonderful mentor and coach to
the human resources staff and PUSMC management team, and she is respected and
trusted throughout the organization. Rhonda is always willing to help out and
make time for everyone - she is an advocate for all employees and gives many of
us hope that whatever obstacle arises, we will overcome it!"
Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center
"Certainly Provena Health's definition of 'stewardship' was
inspired by Ed Petak, a tireless advocate for the poor and vulnerable," states
one of many nomination forms submitted on his behalf. "Over the years, Ed has
assisted employees in so many ways. He is here for our happiest times,
such as marriage and christenings, and during our saddest moments, often giving
up his personal time to assist others in various ways. He has walked with
many families in the darkest moments of life's journey - a painful diagnosis,
the dying and grieving process, and other difficult family situations. He
is a mentor and models the passion he feels for our mission, connecting with
each person on a deeply personal level."
Respiratory Coordinator, Cardio-Pulmonary Diagnostics
Covenant Medical Center
"Jennifer exudes excellence in everything she does.
She has high standards for herself and those who work for her. She is
responsible for many areas and plays a key role in our service excellence
efforts. As initiative champion, Jennifer is one of the team leaders I can
always count on each and every time. Her work with the measurement team is
outstanding and our Studer coach says Jennifer is one of the best team leaders
he has ever worked with - he said she does "a superior job!"
"On behalf of our sponsors, our Boards and the entire
Provena Health family, I am extremely pleased to extend my heartfelt
congratulations to these shining examples of what we all strive to be," said
William T. Foley, President and CEO.
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