Pierce Receives Spirit of Optimism Award

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


[Dodgeville] Jeff Pierce of Dodgeville, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Upland Hills Health was recently presented with the well-respected and long-standing Spirit of Optimism Award. This award is given each year to deserving employees in the memory of the late Kaye Walsh.  

This award recognizes a UHH employee or volunteer who exemplifies a spirit of optimism and excellence in customer service when serving patients, families, and colleagues.  Kaye Walsh began working as a radiology technician and later became the Director of Radiology at Upland Hills Health.  She demonstrated her expertise in radiology, her concern for patients and their families, and her dedication to her employees and our hospital.  Kaye helped her patients and families maintain hope that they could face the challenges that lay ahead.

Jeff Pierce, the 2017 recipient of this award, is known for his consistently pleasant demeanor and the calming effect he has on his patients. He is always willing to “go the extra mile” for someone. His genuine concern for others is evident in the warm welcome and friendly smile he offers without hesitation, whether at work or out in the public. His co-workers remarked, “He has a sense of humor, he is positive, friendly, professional and a wonderful person to be around.”