Contact: Hannah Kirschbaum
Each quarter, Grant Regional Health Center recognizes outstanding employees through the Rising Star program. For the third quarter of 2022, Nicole Bahl, RN, CLC, received this distinguished recognition. To achieve this honor, the program’s nominees personify the remarkable patient experience and Grant Regional Health Center Values of Respect, Integrity, Professionalism, Community-Minded, Commitment, and Progressive.
The Rising Star Award is designed to recognize Grant Regional Health Center employees who exemplify the spirit of the Rising Star. The employee is productive and will possess quality in carrying out his/her responsibilities in the organization. The employee is an asset to the organization as well as his/her department. Nominations can be submitted by any visitor, patient, or employee. The Rising Star committee selects one winner each quarter from the nominations received.
Nicole's nomination states, "Nicole is a talented nurse who works all 3 departments and is a valuable charge nurse for Grant Regional. She is someone that I would consider an expert in the nursing field and can juggle many tasks at once. She is always willing to help others, even departments that are not her own, such as outpatients or if they need help with an IV in radiology. She is an instructor for OB classes and is a valuable resource to new moms by being one of our certified lactation consultants. Her positive attitude and caring personality is not only someone that you WANT to have as your nurse, but also the kind of person you want as your friend, which she is to all. Although life is not always easy for Nicole you would never know it while she is at work. She consistently shows up for her shifts, picks up extra hours and always has a smile on her face. She is the first to respond if you need help or is there to offer teaching and advice. She is a role model for the younger generations of nurses and the type of nurse we all hope to be."
Each individual nominated will receive a certificate, a star pin to add to their name badge, as well as a copy of their nomination submission. The winner is revealed at this ceremony and will receives a Grant Regional Health Center and Rising Star logo’d jacket; a special parking place at the staff entrance, and their photo will hang on the new display wall of the North link of the hospital.
“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 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! Thank you for all your passion and pride that you continuously demonstrate to everyone. We are all lucky to have you as part of our GRHC team,” explains Dave Smith, GRHC President/CEO.
Left to right: Trisha Morgan, Lindsey Halverson, Ashley Hochhausen, Nicole Bahl, Abby Allen, Jen Wagner, and Sarah Winger.
Third Quarter 2022 Nominees:
Abby Allen, PA-C
Kelli Spaeth, OTR
Nicole Bahl, RN, CLC
Jackie Maloney, RT(R)
Ashley Hochhausen, RN
Jen Wagner, MA, LAT, CCRP
Lindsey Halverson, PT
Sarah Winger, RMA
Tanya Moss, CMA
CONGRATULATIONS, Nicole! Thank you for being a Rising Star at Grant Regional!