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Carol Addison, RN achieves Rising Star Award

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Grant Regional Health Center is pleased to present Carol Addison, RN with the Rising Star award. The Rising Star Award was designed to recognize Grant Regional Health Center employees who exemplify the spirit of the Rising Star. The nominee should be a productive, committed and possess quality in carrying out his/her responsibilities in the organization. The employee should be an asset to the organization as well as his/her department. The Rising Star Award nominations are reviewed each quarter by a team of Grant Regional Health Center employees that represent a cross-section of hospital departments. The award winner selection is based on the details of the nomination and examples of how the nominated employee has delivered exceptional service and care. Rising Star award recipients personify our remarkable patient experience and our Grant Regional Health Center Values: Respect, Integrity, Professionalism, Community-Minded, Commitment and Progressive. Nominations can be submitted by any visitor, patient or employee on our website or staff portal. The Rising Star committee selects one winner each quarter from the nominations received.

Dave Smith, President/CEO officiated the award ceremony by saying, "This quarterly award program is a wonderful opportunity to honor and congratulate the outstanding employees here at Grant Regional. Before us today we have 12 employees who have been nominated either by a peer or a patient in quarter 4 of 2020."

He went on to say, "At GRHC we take great pride in our staff’s dedication to improve the health and wellness of all generations through high quality, compassionate, patient-centered care. We cannot accomplish all of our goals without the extraordinary staff members that work diligently to serve patients and our community. Team VOICE and Team Patient Elevation have collaborated to create the “Rising Star Award” to celebrate employees that go above and beyond and continue to Rise UP! The Rising Star Award is completely nomination based by either patient/patient families, coworkers, or other facilities. Grant Regional is thrilled to acknowledge dedicated employees such as Carol. Thank you Carol for all of your passion and pride that you continuously demonstrate to everyone. We are all lucky to have you as part of our GRHC team."

Nominees included:

Jan Oyen

Kate Schaefer

Nathan Richardson

Sherri Leamy

Brenda Taylor

Abby Rasmussen

Carol Addison

Kathy Fishnick

Corey Schmidt

Rosemary Jerrett

Nate Stocco

Jim Reynolds

Carol was nominated by Judy Adrian, RN and her nomination stated:

I was a patient and was fortunate to have Carol Addison as my pre op nurse. She came in early the day of my total hip surgery and cared for me like I was the most important patient she had every had. Her expertise with my IV, her explanation of what was going to occur, and her genuine compassionate care, made me feel relaxed for a major surgery. I know Carol in other facets of her nursing career at Grant Regional Health Center. I have never met a nurse that goes above and beyond in every role she has achieved. As a lactation consultant, birth educator, and OB labor, delivery, postpartum nurse, she gave it her all while at the hospital and calling or visiting new moms and babies on her own time. As a certified diabetic educator, she held classes and could truly reach her patients needs and gain on hospital time or her own time. If every nurse at Grant Regional was as dedicated, compassionate, skilled, respectful, friendly, and hard working as Carol Addison, our hospital would be nationally known for our nursing care. I am proudly excited to recognize her as a Rising Star nominee.