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Stacy Martin Recognized with 2023 RWHC Rural Health Ambassador Award

Hospital news | Thursday, May 11, 2023

Contact: Rochelle Williams

The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) recently bestowed their 2023 Rural Health Ambassador Award to Stacy Martin, Director of Human Resources at Grant Regional Health Center. The award recognizes health care employees at RWHC hospitals who have gone above the call of duty in promoting their respective organizations, while making significant contributions to rural health. Each recipient demonstrates a history of fostering positive communication and relations within the hospital's respective service area by: serving on community boards/service organizations; taking advantage of volunteer or public speaking opportunities; and supporting community health activities beyond the scope of the hospital.

Nominated by Angie Cohen:

Stacy has always displayed positivity and professionalism in all aspects of her job at GRHC and in the community. She balances many additional activities outside of HR to help promote our Rise Up Together journey culture change, use personal connections to promote outreach to fill positions needed, and speaks highly of our small town and all we have to offer. She and her husband have promoted healthcare through the scholarships they offer every year to promote and enhance the opportunities in the rural healthcare field. She is a visible community member by participating and assisting with the Lions Club and Family Promise. She is dedicated to the "grow your own" model of continuous pipeline of employees through various efforts to promote programming through the education department starting as early as kindergarteners with tours to local schools, middle school Club Scrub and job shadowing at the high school level, not to mention job opportunities for those older than 16. Stacy is dedicated to taking every opportunity to promote GRHC at job fairs and at all the local schools. She has also been instrumental in promoting additional job shadow opportunities to help get people in the door to see just how great GRHC has become. While we all have a hand in promoting our great culture here at GHRC, I believe it is the unwavering dedication of our HR director that continues to help drive us all forward and would not have near the opportunities or job applicants without her efforts here at GRHC and out in the community.

Incorporated in 1979, the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative receives national recognition as one of the country's earliest and most successful models for networking among rural hospitals. RWHC serves as a catalyst for regional collaboration and as an aggres­sive, creative force on behalf of rural communi­ties and rural health. Owned and operated by 45 acute, medical-surgical hospitals, RWHC offers its members a wide range of shared services that meet local community health needs, including: staffing, consulting, management, networking and education. Grant Regional Health Center is an active member of RWHC; their employees support the shared mission of “strengthening and sustaining rural health”.