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Starlight Awards

Employee of the Year

The Heroes Who Work Here - All Kaweah Health Staff

Clinical Nurses of the Year

Medical-Surgical NPC

  • Wendy Parsons, RN, CMSRN, 3North

Critical Care NPC

  • Emily Garrison, RN, BSN, CVICU

Maternal Child Health NPC

  • Cheryl Oliveira, BSN, RNC-NIC, NICU

Non-Acute Care NPC

  • Cheryl Weber, RN, Hospice

Nurse Week Awards

Excellence in Nursing Leadership

  • Keri Noeske, BSW, DNP, Director of Care Management

Service to Society

  • Maria Marquez RN, CMSRN, 2 North

Advancing Practice

  • Andrea Gregory, RN, BSN, WCC, CWOCN, CFCN, Wound & Ostomy

Advancing New Knowledge & Innovation

  • Kathleen Farrell, BSN, RNC-NIC, NICU

Outstanding Physicians of the Year

Teacher:

  • Leland Beggs, M.D.

Professional Collaboration:

  • Wally Huynh, M.D.

Communication:

  • Julianne Randolph, D.O.

Compassionate Care:

  • Robert Havard, M.D.

Patient Advocacy:

  • Vinod Gupta, M.D.

Outstanding Physician of the Year

  • Leland Beggs, M.D., Critical Care Pulmonary & Adult Hospitalist Medicine

Outstanding Residents of the Year

Teacher:

  • Albert Aparicio, M.D., Emergency Medicine

Professional Collaboration:

  • Tiffany Chamberlain, D.O, Anesthesiology

Communication:

  • Nicole Guillen, M.D., Emergency Medicine

Compassionate Care:

  • Lucas Toho, M.D., Surgery

Patient Advocacy:

  • Dane Zappa, D.O., Emergency Medicine

Overall Outstanding Resident of the Year as selected by GME

  • Lucas Toho, M.D., Surgery

Medical Staff Office Nurse of the Year

  • Patrick Ramirez, RN, MICN, TNCC, Emergency Department
  • Monica Reyes, RN, CPN, Pediatrics


Partner In Care Awards


2North
Soledad R. Estrada, CNA
2South
Sara Alvarez, CNA
3North
Maria Ibarra, CNA
3South
Wally Scruggs, CNA
3West
Brady Johnson, EVS
4North/AHD
Esmeralda Cruz, EVS
4South
Mayra Cabrera, CNA
4Tower
Tasha Silva, LVN
5Tower
Karen Saechao, CNA
Broderick
Liz Valdez, US/CNA
Cardio Vascular Services
Allie Cha, HUC

Case Management
Rocio Ortega, Social Work Asst.
CDMC
Trung Le, Pharmacy Tech
CVICU
Misael Ledezma, CNA
Emergency Department
Lynne Pengilly, Admin
Float Pool
Robert Goulart, LVN
Home Health
Jessica Guzman, Care Coord. Spc.
Hospice
Gerardo Rigor, Interpreter Services
ICU
Lupita Rangel, CNA
Labor & Delivery
Alicia Espinoza, STA
Mental Health
Savannah Havens, US


Mother-Baby
Jennifer DeLosSantos, US
NICU
Miguel Sotelo, RT
Operating Room
Christine Meraz Campos, CST
Peds
Darleen Thompson, Dietary
Private Home Care
Christina Tristao, Business Coordinator
Rehab
Adela Alvarez, CNA
Specialty Home Care
Michael Long, LVN
Subacute
In memoriam Dean Christensen, RN
UCC
Mayra Salas, LVN
V-Dialysis/ CAPD
Michael Reeves, CHT
Wound Center
Bianey Delgado, MA

Patient Safety Hero of the Year

  • Sharon Geiger, RN, RN-Clinical Educator with ACLS, Clinical In-service Education

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service, Quality and Innovation And Inspirational Leaders of the Year Awards

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Ashley Verbeek, Lab Services Coordinator

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • James McNulty, PharmD, Pharmacy

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Daniel Baker, IT Service Delivery Manager

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Leah Daugherty, Medical Informatics Manager

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Richard Moore, Recruiter

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Kent Mishler, Director Chaplain & Volunteer Services

Kaweah Care Excellence in Quality

  • Angel Sears, Administrative Assistant

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Pico Griffith, Director of Clinical Services

Kaweah Care Excellence in Quality

  • Shawn Elkin, RN, CIC, MPA, BSN, PHN, Infection Prevention Manager

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Sandra Volchko, RN, DNP, Director of Quality & Patient Safety

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Lindsay Johnson, ED Patient Access Supervisor

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Alicia Rodriquez, Patient Access Manager

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Lynne Pengilly, Executive Assistant Nurse Administration, Cardiac Critical Care

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Cheryl Clark, RSC, Manager Non-Invasive Cardiology

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Geraldine White, RN, CRRN, PPS/MDS Coordinator

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Veronica Rodriguez, Business Manager

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Michelle Phillips, C-TAGME, Psychiatry Residency Program coordinator and Co-Chair Wellness Committee

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Amy Shaver, Director of Graduate Medical Education

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Janet Pelayo, LVN, Dinuba Rural Health Clinic

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Jessica Rodriguez, Administrative Director, Outpatient Clinic Network

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Jennifer Manduffie, Senior Graphic Designer

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Dru Quesnoy, Director of Marketing and Communication

Kaweah Care Excellence in Service

  • Ben Cripps. Chief Compliance Officer

Inspirational Leader of the Year

  • Dianne Cox, Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer