Kaye Davis, RN, Community Wellness Award
Given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to improve the health status of the people in our service area...
Award Criteria

Kaye Walsh Spirit of Optimism Award
Given annually to recognize a physician, employee or volunteer who exemplifies a spirit of optimism and excellence in customer service...
Award Criteria

Upland Hills Health Leadership Award
Given annually 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...
Award Criteria

Diane Schaaf SWTC Nursing Scholarship
Given annually, in honor of Diane Schaaf, to a nursing student from Southwestern Wisconsin Technical College.
Scholarship Details
Awarded:

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

Lisa Faherty-Bilse Memorial
Presented annually, in honor of Lisa Faherty-Bilse, to recoginize an Upland Hills Health Nurse.
Award Criteria



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, 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.

Honoring:  
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, 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.

Honoring:  
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
   


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 for the first time in 2002 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.

Honoring:  
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
 
 
 
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 at Upland Hills Health.  This award is in memory of Lisa Faherty-Bilse, who served many years as an inspirational Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department, followed by serving 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 wanting to learn and understand more about nursing, respect for other human beings, desire to help others and to do something useful, and creating a team environment within the work setting.