Awards


Kaye Davis, RN, Community Wellness Award

This award was initiated in 1996 to recognize a person, business or organization, which has made outstanding contributions to improve the health status of the people in our service area. The award is named after the late Kaye Davis, RN, who devoted considerable time and talents to a nursing career, predominantly at Memorial Hospital of Iowa County, now Upland Hills Health. Nominees should have actively demonstrated a commitment to actions that promote the well being and quality of life in their communities. This may include contributions of time, talents and/or dollars to promote, teach or otherwise encourage wellness.

Award Criteria

Award Winners Honored:

 2014:

 Dr. Gordon Grieshaber

2013:

 Joanne Deal

2012:

 John Mason

2011:

 Brian Whitehouse

2010:

 Ann Thompson, R.N.

2009:

 Jan Cooper

2008:

 Wally Orzechowski

2007:

 Aaron Dunn, M.D.

2006:

 Jeff Weber

2005:

 Wendell Hamlin

2004:

 Carol Needham, RN

2003:

 Rita Stanton, RN

2002:

 Everett R. Lindsey, M.D.

2001:

 Anna Whalen

2000:

 Michelle Helin, RN

1999:

 Millie Swedlund, RN

1998:

 June Meudt, RN

1997:

 Sandy Gratz, RN

1996:

 Mark P. Bishop, M.D.

Kaye Walsh Spirit of Optimism Award

This award is presented to recognize a physician, employee or volunteer of Upland Hills Health who exemplifies a spirit of optimism and excellence in customer service when serving patients, families and colleagues at Upland Hills Health. The award is named after the late Kaye Walsh, who devoted 17 years to serving patients at Memorial Hospital of Iowa County, now Upland Hills Health. Kaye served as both Staff Technician and Director of Radiology and was the first, and for many years, the only certified ultrasound technician, usually "on call" for emergency ultrasounds. Kaye's interactions with patients and colleagues were filled with empathy and optimism. The optimism Kaye demonstrated throughout her own courageous battle with cancer was an inspiration to those who knew her. Nominees should have actively demonstrated a positive attitude and spirit of optimism in their interpersonal communications with patients, families and co-workers.

Award Criteria 

Award Winners Honored:

 2014:

 Brenda Kite

2013:

 Maureen Teubert

2012:

 Kim Emerson

2011:

 Bobbi DeVoss

2010:

 Mary Odgers

2009:

 Renee Dahl

2008:

 Matt Williams

2007:

 Sele Hufton, RN

2006:

 Lisa Faherty-Bilse, RN

2005:

 Aaron Gabel

2004:

 Steve McCarthy

2003:

 Caron Swindall, RN

2002:

 Mike Borne

2001:

 Barbara Lawler

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The Upland Hills Health Leadership Award

The success of our organization is closely tied to the quality of our leaders. The Upland Hills Health Leadership Award is presented to a director, manager or other Upland Hills Health employee who has demonstrated outstanding leadership for a specific project or initiative felt to be of great importance to the mission of the organization. Nominees should have actively demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing a department or a project and to teaching, coaching and mentoring others.

Award Criteria

Award Winners Honored:

2014:

 Patricia Hinderman

2013:

 Ryan Teasdale

2012:

 Amy Drury

2011:

 Jaime Austin, R.D.

2010:

 Heather Johnson, R.N.

2009:

 Tammie Richter

2008:

 Marianne Crowley and Becky Tank

2007:

 Phil Swain

2006:

 Lynn Hebgen, RN

2005:

 Judy Straus

2004:

 Phyllis Fritsch

2003:

 John Mason

2002:

 Steve McCarthy

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Diane Schaaf SWTC Nursing Scholarship

In honor of Diane Schaaf, a beloved hospice nurse who died in a tragic automobile crash, an endowment was created to fund a Diane Schaaf Nursing Scholarship at Southwest Technical College (SWTC). The endowment provides a $500 scholarship to one SWTC nursing student each year.

Scholarship Winners:

2012: Jaclyn Anderson
2011: Erica Owens
2010: Rebecca Gibbs
2009: Belinda Peer 2008: Nicole Bomka

Lisa Faherty-Bilse Memorial

"Attitude IS Everything" Motivational Nursing Award

This award was initiated in 2011 to recognize an Upland Hills Health nurse (RN or LPN) who motivates and communicates effectively and positively with their co-workers, patients and visitors. This award is in memory of Lisa Faherty-Bilse, who served many years as an inspirational Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department, and then as the Director of the Emergency Department. Lisa was known for her ability to motivate those around her to constantly better themselves and Upland Hills Health. Nominees for this award should have actively demonstrated the ability to motivate others and provide positive communication. This includes behaviors such as always wanting to learn, respect for other people, desire to help others and to do something useful and creating a team environment within the work setting.

Award Criteria

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