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CA Dean Hospital recognizes True North Award recipients

Date: 11/22/2023

Northern Light CA Dean Hospital is proud to announce the recipients of its local True North Trailblazer awards, an annual recognition that honors employees who exemplify a profound and impactful dedication to their patients and our community hospital. By virtue of these local recognitions, the awardees are nominated for the Northern Light Health statewide True North Awards.

“The goal of the True North Trailblazer award is to celebrate our amazing staff for all that they do every day to improve healthcare for our patients and for each other,” says Marie Vienneau, FACHE, president, CA Dean Hospital. “The employees who receive True North recognition consistently go above and beyond for their patients, support their co-workers, and make the hospital a better place for every person who comes through our doors.”

CA Dean Hospital congratulates its 2023 CA Dean Hospital True North Trailblazer recipients:

Carla Nutter | Supervisor, Physician Practice (Sangerville)
Shining Star Trailblazer Award

Carla is the star who has guided the Northern Light Health Center, Sangerville office through many challenges over the years, including standing as a pillar when a treasured employees passed away suddenly over the summer. She is engaged, pleasant, intelligent, organized, and leads by example. Carla, with her considerable experience, models excellent care and is an invaluable resource for staff.

CA Dean Radiology Department
Constellation Trailblazer Award

CA Dean Hospital’s Radiology Department handles all of the organization’s imaging needs with only three full time and three per diem employees. Every team member is fully committed to communicating effectively and accurately, improving quality, and covering for each other without hesitation. They demonstrate dependability, professionalism, pride, and respect in all that they do.

Darla-Anne Wyman | Manager, Physician Practices
Guiding the Way Trailblazer Award

Darla is a selfless leader who leads the way for her team by always being available to answer questions, provide thoughtful guidance, and fill in to help whenever needed. She is fully focused on meeting the needs of our patients, providers, and staff and has consistently gone above and beyond to help our practices succeed for years.

Tricia Tolman, RN | Registered Nurse II
Seeing the Individual Trailblazer Award

Tricia understands and focuses on the unique needs of every individual patient, family member, and colleague. She is known for her positive attitude, commitment to teamwork, and consistent focus on her patients' care and wellbeing. Her kindness puts our patients at ease and assures them that they will be well cared for every step of the way.

John Perkins | Manager, Facilities & Environmental Services
Raising Quality Trailblazer Award

John drives quality in Facilities Management through innovation and teamwork. John’s impact is particularly felt in our Modernization Project as he prepares us for a successful transition to the new hospital. He inspires calm and confidence during a very complex process by remaining extremely organized and by effortlessly engaging staff throughout the hospital.

Lisa Warman | Materials Specialist III
Making Access Easy Trailblazer Award

By always being accessible and helpful to staff, Lisa ensures that our caregivers can focus on what matters most: providing the best care to our patients. Lisa supports our staff by ensuring that the supplies and equipment needed for patient care are consistently available. She is dependable, reliable, and more than willing to chip in whenever needed to get the job done.