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True North Awards Announced Locally

Date: 02/03/2021

Celebrating our amazing staff is the goal of our new True North system-wide employee recognition program. It is a prestigious collection of individual awards and one team award presented to those whose behaviors and accomplishments exemplify a profound and impactful dedication to the Northern Light Health promise.

Today on a special Zoom meeting open to all employees, we announced our local Inland Hospital and Lakewood awardees. We are proud to share our honorees, who are named below.

By virtue of these local recognitions, the awardees have been nominated for the Northern Light Health System True North Awards, which will be announced next week.

Congratulations to all our awardees, we’re very proud of you!

Inland: 

Birthing Center team
Constellation Award

The Constellation Award is presented to a team of shining stars who collaborate to make healthcare work by raising quality, making access easy, guiding the way, and seeing the individual. Through their commitment to our promise, our patients, and one another, they visibly demonstrate that the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts.  
 

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Bridgette Gemelli, Community Health Navigator
Seeing the Individual Award

The Seeing the Individual awardee focuses on the needs of each person. The awardee recognizes the presence of both physical and social determinants that influence the health and well-being of our patients and that outstanding care requires not only addressing the symptom, but also the root cause. The awardee’s efforts, directly or indirectly, have a profound impact on our ability to address the individual needs of those we serve.


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Sam Stafford, PCMH CCE, Quality Support Coordinator - Practice Administration
Raising Quality Award 

The Raising Quality awardee drives quality improvement through innovation, teamwork, and efficiency. The awardee establishes connections to foster collaborative learning and creative solutions. Working with others, the awardee enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of tools, workflows, and thought processes to achieve departmental, organizational, and system goals. The awardee sees solutions where others see barriers, breaks down silos, and maximizes resources.
 

Lakewood:

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Christopher Miller, RN, BSN, Infection Preventionist
Shining Star Award

The Shining Star embodies each of the True North Award criteria through unwavering preoccupation with raising quality, making access easy, guiding the way, and seeing the individual. The awardee tirelessly fosters a culture which provides the highest levels of health and well-being for all.
 

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Moonlight Bay team, Constellation Award

The Constellation Award is presented to a team of shining stars who collaborate to make healthcare work by raising quality, making access easy, guiding the way, and seeing the individual. Through their commitment to our promise, our patients, and one another, they visibly demonstrate that the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts.  
 

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Jeremiah Sibley, LSW (Licensed Social Worker)
Making Access Easy and Seeing the Individual Awards

The Making Access Easy awardee makes health and care accessible and straightforward to the people we serve. The awardee proactively mitigates barriers in order to remove distractions, enabling the entire care team, including patient and family, to focus time and energy on active participation in the care experience. The awardee demonstrates the highest level of personal accountability to ensure timely and direct connections to the resources best able to address needs.
 
The Seeing the Individual awardee focuses on the needs of each person.The awardee recognizes the presence of both physical and social determinants that influence the health and well-being of our patients and that outstanding care requires not only addressing the symptom, but also the root cause.  The awardee’s efforts, directly or indirectly, have a profound impact on our ability to address the individual needs of those we serve.
 

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Nicole Smith, Clinical Administrative Assistant
Raising Quality Award

The Raising Quality awardee drives quality improvement through innovation, teamwork, and efficiency. The awardee establishes connections to foster collaborative learning and creative solutions. Working with others, the awardee enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of tools, workflows, and thought processes to achieve departmental, organizational, and system goals. The awardee sees solutions where others see barriers, breaks down silos, and maximizes resources.