Owensboro Health has named its 2019 President’s Award recipients, recognizing 12 team members for their dedication to the system’s mission and core values.
The President’s Awards were established in 1996 and are presented annually. The individuals who earn the award are recognized for their above-and-beyond dedication to the health system’s core commitments of integrity, service, respect, excellence, innovation and teamwork. Honorees are chosen based on nominations from their co-workers. The nomination process is anonymous and all nominations are scrubbed of any identifying information. Winners are chosen by a committee, which is made up of previous President’s Award recipients.
The awards are a closely held secret right up until the time they are presented. Recipients are not given advance warning and are surprised by an award entourage that includes their family and friends. The presentations are also recorded by a full film and photography crew. The videos, photos and biographies are shown at an annual dinner event, which is held in honor of the recipients.
This year’s winners are:
Nancy Augenstein | Laboratory Supervisor, OHRH
Matthew Brown | Financial Analyst, Business Center
Jean Burden, RN | Clinical Educator, OHRH
Antonino Cavataio, MD | Hospitalist, OHRH
Lisa Gentry, RN | Manager of the Wound Center, Owensboro
Pam Groves, RN | Critical Care Unit, OHRH
Mindy Jones, RN | Nursing Supervisor, OHRH Labor & Delivery
Tony Melton | Maintenance Technician, OHRH Facilities
Mary Moseley, RN | OHMG – Hematology & Oncology
Lisa Newman, APRN | OHMCH Family Medicine
Mandy Newman, RN | Nursing Supervisor, OHMCH Home Care
Robin Tucker | Business Systems Analyst, IT Parrish Campus
Owensboro Health President and CEO Greg Strahan said presenting this award is always an enjoyable experience and is one of the highlights of the year.
“The President’s Award winners are genuinely special to us. Their devotion to Owensboro Health’s mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve is exemplary,” Strahan said. “They go the extra mile for our patients and for each other.”
President’s Award recipients, as part of their recognition, can choose from a selection of prizes. Affiliated and employed physicians receiving the award can choose a charity of their choice to receive a donation from Owensboro Health in the award recipient’s name.