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Salinas Valley Health All-STARS Announced During Nurses & Hospital Weeks

Salinas Valley Health All-STARS Announced During Nurses & Hospital Weeks

Media Contact: Karina Rusk

Salinas Valley Health (Salinas Valley Health) is wrapping up a week-long celebration to mark National Nurses and Hospital Weeks by recognizing an All-STAR lineup of dozens of peer nominated Nurse and Employee of the Year candidates. The All-STAR sports themed festivities play off the organization’s STAR values of Support, Teamwork, Accountability and Respect.

“I am humbled and proud to lead this incredible team,” said Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley Health. “Our awards ceremony honors some of the amazing people we are fortunate to have in our organization. This week captures the spirit, camaraderie and appreciation we have for one another.”

Salinas Valley Health recognizes people in numerous categories reflecting the STAR values and what are called Exemplars in the Magnet Program recognizing nursing excellence. Salinas Valley Health achieved Magnet Designation in 2021, a status only 9% of hospitals nationwide currently hold.  Coincidently, this week, Salinas Valley Health also received its sixth consecutive ‘A’ Patient Safety rating from The Leapfrog Group.

The week-long celebration of Nurses and Hospital Weeks includes free meals for all staff, special treats, massages, music, guest speakers, and appreciation gifts. The highlight of the week is the Wednesday afternoon BBQ and awards ceremony. The 2022 honorees include the following:

Employee of the Year, Katherine Gulan/Respiratory Care

Nurse of the Year, Sheilah Quentin, BSN, RN, CAPA/Pre-Admission Testing

Physician Excellence in Service and Professionalism, Eshan Labroo, MD/Family Medicine

Exemplar Award - Heal, Barbara Domalaog, BSN, RN/ICU/CCU

Exemplar Award – Protect, Abigail Acosta, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA/PACU

Exemplar Award – Empower, Raquel Ramos, BSN, RN/Telemetry/5T

Exemplar Award – Teach, Jovita Dominguez, BSN, RN/Observation Care Unit

Exemplar Award – Support, Kristina Pantoja Ortega/ Diagnostic Imaging

Exemplar Award – Teamwork, Annette Harris/Med Surg

Exemplar Award – Accountability: Michelle Fay/Pharmacy

Exemplar Award – Respect: Anita Gonzalez/Nutrition Services

Team Daisy Award: Oncology Unit

Team STAR Award: Cath Lab

Employee of the Year Nominees

Cinthia Aguirre, Lisa Anaya, Jon Baird, Daniel Barnes, Hector Ceja, Jan Martha Conducto, Alyssa Cruz, Tracy Da Silva, Eugene Davis, Andrea Dawes, Debra Folsom, Daniel Von Forell, Kenneth Hamlin, Lindsay Howie Gamino, Monica Jimenez, Corrin Jones, Julie Koesel, Nancy Llamas, Evelyn Lopez, Gael Loris, Mari-Anne Low, Isabel Paredes, Jacqueline Pena, Neida Puga, Marisela Rangel, Brandon Reed, Todd Rippley, Kaitlin Roe, Jannel Rosellon, Sandra Ruelas, Maritza Sanchez Barajas, Michelle Shaw, Aida Solorio-Holman, William Tienken, Ana Torres-Garcia, Angelic Valladares, Ramon Vega Vazquez, Arlistel Williams, Naoko Wong

Nurse of the Year Nominees

Mayra Abraham, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Julia Akin, BSN, Cecilia Alejandre, RN, Celeste Antopia, BSN, RN, Maura Baker, BSN, RNC-LRN, Jeannette Bedenbaugh, RN, Aubree Collins, BSN, RN, RNC-OB,C-EFM, Norma Coyazo, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Aimee Freeman, BSN, RN, Baudelio “Alex” Gonzalez, BSN, RN, CMSRN, OCN, Voltaire “Joseph” Guira, MSN, RN, Maria “Elena” Hermosillo, RN, CCN, Taylor Houlette, RN, Adrienne Leyva, BSN, RN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, Marie Marbach, RN, Anna Mercado, BSN, RN, ONC, Brooke Robinson, RN, CCM, Rebecca “Becky” Salvador-Mendoza, BSN, CEN, Michaele Serasio, BSN, RN, Claudia Tavares, BSN, RN, Ma Margarita “Margie” Valdez, BSN, CCRN, RNC-NIC, Martha Vargas, RN, Julie Vasher, DNP, RNC-OB, C-ONQS, C-CEFM, Mimi Wong, RN, CNOR , Pamela Yates, RN

Physician Nominees

Cedrick Bradley, MD, Jaime Gonzalez, MD, Harlan Grogin, MD, Kenneth Jones, MD, Bruce Kaufman, DO, Cristina Martinez, MD, Nadine Semer, MD, Gopal Krishna, MD, Erica Locke, MD, Hong Zhao, MD, David Ramos, MD, Katherine Noel, MD

Editor note: Nurses and Hospital Weeks Photo Attached. Additional available upon request.

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