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SBLHC honors employees at annual banquet

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MATTOON — Sarah Bush Lincoln Adult Care Unit nurse Sarah Philpott, RN, was recently awarded SBL’s Bravo! President’s Award at the annual Bravo! Dedication Banquet for her contribution to the health center, according to a press release.

Philpott was selected for the exceptional compassion and care she gave a cancer patient, even coming in on her days off and the Fourth of July holiday to administer chemotherapy.

“It’s hard to be in the hospital under those circumstances, so I tried to do what I could to make him feel better and more comfortable,” Philpott said. “Sometimes you have a patient that you find a spot for and with whom you develop a special bond.”

The President’s Award is part of an employee recognition program, which underscores the standards of excellence in the Health System. Nominees should demonstrate exceptional customer service, or contribute above normal job expectations, that reflect Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System’s mission and values. The annual recipient is selected from one of four quarterly winners chosen throughout the year and is announced at the annual Bravo! Dedication Banquet.

Other quarterly President’s Award nominees included: Donna Higa, Rebecca Holste, and Cheryl Pals.

Also honored at the banquet were the following retirees for their years of service to the health center: Karen Bennett, Kay Cox, Roberta Cummings, Carolyn Hillis, Vicki Kime, Janis Little, Julia Rea, Mary Sheehan, and Shirley Tyler.

Employees recognized for 30 years of service were: Catherine Babbs, Sharon Birdsong, Tricia Burrus, Leo Kemper, and Patricia Montgomery.

Employees recognized for 25 years of service were: Linda Brian, Jerry Burrell, Lisa Dyer, Cynthia Foster, Tamara Fraker, Elizabeth Garrett, Brenda Grigg, Debra Heuerman, Timothy Kastl, Susan Koebele, Lisa Lang, Teresa Lee, Theresa Quinn, Norma Ruffner, Kelly Scott, Jodi Shanle, David Shepherd, Sheila Smith, Bonnie Sturm, Susan Vance, and Dorothy Webb.

Employees recognized for 20 years of service were: Linda Allen, Jean Bailey, Marla Beasley, Joy Cobb, Karen Coil, Rebecca Faulkner, Jodi Hildebrandt, Gary Jacobs, Lisa Johnson, Eva Leitch, Sally Leitch, Mindi Mason, and Robert O’Rourke.

Employees recognized for 15 years of service were: Jerra Ault, Paula Birdsong, Joanne Brady, Lisa Christman, Ruth Dreistadt, Theresa Edwards, Marie Fitch, Karen Hamilton, Connie Heath, Angela Jordan, Nancy Knearem, Carla Lundy-Wheaton, Diana Martin, Beverly McCoy, Linda Miller, Charlotte Norris, Timothy O’Neal, Misty Reed, Tamara Rundle, Carla Thomas, Jeffrey Wagner, Carol Walters, David Weber, Ramona Whalin, Lori Woodyard, and Nancy Wurtsbaugh.

Employees recognized for 10 years of service were: Linda Ames, Ramona Arthur, Melissa Ault, Annie Barber, Gary Barnett, Michael Benson, Torrie Benson, Daniel Bommelje, Bridget Bonner, Philip Brewer, Tia Burnside, Kristina Bushue, Mary Childress, Patricia Croy, Crystal Davis, Paula Dennis, Michael Estell, Amy Finley, Alice Gale, Polly Gano, Retha Garver, Debra Greenwood, Harold Hackett, Diana Haddox, Cathie Jo Halbrook, Mary Hammond, Sandra Hanks, Beverly Hardy, Butch Harvey, Jacqueline Harwood, Margaret Hawkins, Brenda Holly, Pamela Hood, April Hutchcraft, Nancy Jarrett, Brenda Jean, Tiffany Johns, Gretchen Jones, Keith Koester, Cynthia Lee-Ladewig, Jean Lowry, Vera Lumpp, Dawn Macke, Phyllis Malone, Heather Mann, Esther Martin, Allison Masse, Tamala Mayhood, David McCullough, Kay McDade, Richard McDade, Bonnie McLane, Andrea Melton, Gena Mirick, Judy Montgomery, Vallery Mullens, Carol Newby, Tami Petty, Yvette Pettyjohn, Phyllis Rankin, Betty Robinson, Charlotte Smith, Judith Smith, Steven Smith, Charlotte Spray, Janice Sullivan, Carol Thomas, Beth Upton, Stephanie Upton, Catherine Virden, Delores Warmouth, Jodie Warner, and Minnie Williams.

Employees recognized for five years of service were: Alexis Ayonote, Brenda Beavers, Robert Blood, Virgie Bonner, Kimberly Bridges, Cheryl Brown, Carrie Byrd, Keith Carroll, Margaret Christian, Lisa Clapp, Jillian Croy, Tina Croy , Jennifer Dillon, Ann Dralle, Kelly Faulkner, Diana Finn, Donald Gilmore, Elizabeth Gisondi, Carol Good, Jacqueline Green Brockett, Lila Hall, Susan Hall, Sarah Hampton, Kristy Hawkins, Paula Horn, Loraine Horsley, Kristy Hutton, Cheryl James, Stephen Koebele, Tina Koester, Karen Kreke, Karla Lampe, Teresa Lance, John Lauer, Jhoanna Lawson, Larry Lawson, Susan Lawson, Gloria Lipka, Amy Loftis, Heather Lovell, Kay Markwell, Manoj Mathew, Vickie Mathis, Linda McClure, Heather Morton, Deborah Muchow, Terry Newell, Melissa Oakley, Gayle O’Rourke, Dense Painter, Debra Pauls, Sandra Pearcy, Jaclyn Poffinbarger, Kristy Ramert, Perry Reed, Danyel Reeve, Lisa Reis, Karen Roley, Kara Sanders, Amy Schultz, Stephanie Schwengel, Lois Schwerdt, Judy Starwalt, Erica Stollard, Sandra Stuemke, Romel Torrepalma, Laura Trimble, Clemens Uptmor, Sterling Walden, Kimberly Wallace, Sarah West, Andrea Yurs, and April Zacha.

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