Letters to Santa: Joe Schmuecker awarded Service Star

Thanks to Joe Schmuecker of the Emergency Department who put in the extra effort in for our pediatric patients back in December by responding to letters as Santa. He’s been awarded the Service Star Award. Nominated by Levi Kannedy, his nomination read: “Joe set up a mailbox in the Pediatric Emergency Department for patients to write […]

Remington earns Service Star Award

Thanks to Brian Remington, a security officer, for consistently going the extra mile and helping to facilitate activities for patients in the Emergency Department. He’s been given the Service Star Award for his efforts. His nomination reads: “Brian consistently goes the extra mile for all of our psych patients in the Emergency Department. He is […]

Hemphill awarded Service Star for quick response to medical situation

Thanks to Jumeka Hemphill, a medical assistant, for her quick assessment and action in helping someone who was experiencing a seizure. She’s been given the Service Star Award for her efforts. Her nomination reads: “While walking back to her clinic from a class, Jumeka noticed a gentleman with a look of panic on his face, holding […]

Rodriguez awarded Service Star for translating for family

Thanks to Bianca Rodriguez, a student clerk at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing, for stepping in to translate for a family who only spoke Spanish. She’s been given the Service Star Award for her caring efforts. Her nominate reads: “Bianca is a student clerk at the Iowa River Landing and performs many activities, but today […]

Schmitz recognized with Service Star

Congratulations to Kimberly Schmitz, pharmacist, who received the most recent Service Star Award. She was nominated by a colleague, who wrote: “A patient presented to the pharmacy with concern over losing her monthly C2 prescription. Per protocol, we requested a new RX from the clinic via Epic, citing the reasoning behind the request. It was […]

Madsen recognized with Service Star Award

Congratulations to Shane Madsen, pharmacy operations supervisor, who received the most recent Service Star Award. He was nominated by a colleague, who wrote: “On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Shane went above and beyond to correct a mistake that prevented a patient from receiving their sterile compound eye drops via FedEx. After I contacted Shane to help provide […]

Wytch honored as Service Star winner

Congratulations to She-Leiyas “Peaches” Wytch, a nursing unit clerk in the Burn Unit, as the most recent Service Star Award winner. She was nominated by a patient’s family member, who wrote: “From the first moment my husband was transferred to the burn unit, Peaches was a huge part of our experience. She introduced herself, told us […]

Redlinger awarded Service Star for her roadside assistance

Congratulations to Julie A. Redlinger, clerk III in Neurosurgery, as the most recent Service Star Award winner. She was nominated by a patient, who said: “I first met Julie A. Redlinger on July 5, 2015, when I was on a bike ride. Julie was coming home from working a shift at UI Hospitals and Clinics when she […]

Larsen honored as Service Star winner

Congratulations to Allyson Larsen, social worker III, who has been selected as the July Service Star Award winner. She was nominated by Holly Deeds, who had this to say: “Allyson assisted with the care of a patient’s family member on RSCU. Allyson works in the ETC, but when I told her about a situation on […]

Riggert named Service Star for helping elderly couple find car

Thanks to Julie Riggert, senior nuclear medicine tech, for going out of her way to help a couple trying to find their car in the ramp. Julie has been awarded the May Service Star award. She was nominated by Lindsay Vittetoe, a nuclear imaging tech, who had this to say: “Julie’s work day had ended, […]