With over 1,200 employees throughout Oswego County, Oswego Health understands the importance of culture within an organization and how that relates to employee morale and retention. On a quarterly basis, Oswego Health recognizes employees that exemplify what it means to be engaged across the organization. This past quarter a total of 12 employees received an Engagement Champion Award.
The Oswego Health engagement committee, made up of directors and managers from various areas throughout the organization, created specific criteria for the award and open nominations for employees that display the values of Oswego Health: teamwork, ownership, communication, quality, compassion, and respect. In addition, the nominee must go above and beyond to participate and attend events, demonstrate a positive attitude, rise above challenging situations, collaborates well across different departments, embraces the culture, takes pride in the organization and promotes Oswego Health in the community.
The following employees who were recognized at a private ceremony at Springside at Seneca Hill on December 11, 2019:
Kathy Batchelor, snack bar hostess, (managers: Barbara Bjerklie, Amy Dittly); Jennifer Bonning, clinical quality management coordinator, (manager: Katie Pagliaroli); Jennifer Copperwheat, senior echocardiographer, medical imaging, (managers: Dave Ruel, Megan McManus); Jessica Graves, receptionist, Seneca Hill Manor, (manager: Sandy Beckwith); Michele Hourigan, director of business and community development, foundation, (manager: Margaret Barclay); Steven Leaf, licensed practical nurse, Seneca Hill Manor, (manager: Esther Field); Jill Lee, patient access representative, registration, Central Square, (managers: Sandy Nettles, Julie Struallo); Alissa Miceli, med surg administrative staffing and scheduling assistant, (manager: Cheryl Stilwell); Monita Raponi, patient access supervisor, (managers: Sandy Nettles, Julie Struallo); Amber Shumway, registered nurse RN II, Fulton Urgent Care, (manager: Kelly Montagna); Kimberly Spurling, women’s services director, (manager: Melissa Purtell); Edward Wallace, desktop engineer I, IS&T, (manager: Jeremy Lambert).
Photo: Staff of Oswego Health during a a presentation of Engagement Champion Awards.