What is a WhidbeyHealth Hero?

What is a WhidbeyHealth Hero?

A WhidbeyHealth Hero is someone who helps to shape and define the patient and employee experience at WhidbeyHealth. It's an intentional contributor; an exceptional healthcare professional  – be it in a clinical, support services, or administrative role - dedicated to making sure we deliver exceptional care to every patient.

Each of us may have a different definition of what makes someone a “hero,” but we can agree that it is a person who is admired or idealized for their qualities and achievements.

Starting in March 2020, we've been recognizing a hero every week and without further ado we are excited to introduce and recognize this months WhidbeyHealth Heroes!

 

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CALLING ALL HEROES

Nominations are open for our next WhidbeyHealth Heroes.

Details below >

AUGUST HERO 1

Meet the July 2021 WhidbeyHealth HEROES


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Harry Hawn

"I understand the rigors and thanklessness of the Purchasing Manager job. Employees like Harry fly under the radar and do not receive the amount of attention they deserve. 

No department in the whole WhidbeyHealth system can be successful without the efforts of Harry and the rest of his department."

AUGUST HERO 2

“Every day, Chrysalis goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her patients. she not only provides exceptional care to the children she treats but also is an incredible advocate for their families. Chrysalis ensures that her families receive the services they deserve, both at WhidbeyHealth and in the community. She always treats her patients with dignity and love, even while helping them cope with difficult behavior. 

Chrysalis cares deeply about the WhidbeyHealth community and is committed to continuously improving the way WhidbeyHealth serves the community's most vulnerable. She is a hero to many children and their families."

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Chrysalis Kendall

AUGUST HERO 3
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Tony Triplett, PharmD

“I believe Tony Triplett should be recognized for his tremendous work and dedication in opening our new WhidbeyHealth Community Pharmacy. 

He makes it a priority to connect with employees and patients on a personal level - providing exceptional care for our community."

AUGUST HERO 4

“I believe Connie exemplifies great leadership. She will take the very few minutes she has and dedicate them to listening to you. Her heart to see her whole team success and obtain goals is very commendable. 

Connie leads by example and watching her go above and beyond each and every day is amazing! Hero doesn't really explain Connie, but words like day changer, ground breaker, goal setter, motivator and great leader all capture her."

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Connie Lippo

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MEET THE 2021 HEROES

Here's a complete list of the WhidbeyHealth team members who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the delivery of an exceptional healthcare experience.

JANUARY HEROES

Lorijean Spear
RN; WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace

Annelies De Wolf
Manager; Rehabilitation Care

Mei-Ling Stout
Coordinator; Hospice & Palliative Care

Erin Martin
RN; WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace

FEBRUARY HEROES

Jennifer Menges
Patient Registrar; Patient Financial Services

Kellie Osborn
Physical Therapist Assistant; Rehabilitation Care

Tonya DeYoung
RN; WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace

Jennifer Croy
RN; Home Health Care

MARCH HEROES

Jessica Leukhardt
CNA; Home Health Care

Jenelle Rosario
RN; Inpatient Care

Tabitha Sierra
Manager; Utilization Management & WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace (interim)

Patricia (Pat) Meyers
RN; WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace

APRIL HEROES

Amy Billieu
HIM Tech; Health Information Management

Murray Hubiak
HRIS Analyst; Human Resources

Tim Anthony
ES Tech; Environmental Services

Brittany Kraner
Patient Registrar; Patient Access

 

MAY HEROES

Jon Scallan
Chief Quality Officer; Quality Department

Alicia Darr
ARNP, Certified Nurse Midwife; Women's Care

June Meehan
Accounting Specialist; Finance Department

Julianne Blynn
Sr. Human Resources Specialist; Human Resources

 

JUNE HEROES

Debbie DeCorde
Chief Human Resources Officer; Human Resources

Jamie Hall
Lead Groundskeeper; Facilities and Plant Operations

Ali Huffman
Payroll Specialist; Finance Department

Helen Taylor
Executive Director; WhidbeyHealth Foundation

 

JULY HEROES

Colleen Klamm
Infection Preventionist; Quality Department

Conchita Moser
HIM Tech; Health Information Management

Robert May
Lead Medic; Emergency Medical Services

Debbie Ries, RN
Manager; Emergency Department

 

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2020 HEROES

Here's a complete list of the WhidbeyHealth team members who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the delivery of an exceptional healthcare experience in 2020.

MARCH 2020 HEROES

Vickie Longshore 
Terri Crane
Alison Wells
PC Cable

APRIL 2020 HEROES

Ashley Faulise
Bert Balagot
Stacia Ott
Stephanie Wilson

MAY 2020 HEROES

Eufemia Femi Smith
Tiffani Blazek
Erin Wooley
Patsy Kolesar-Hynson

JUNE 2020 HEROES

Jeff Sibley
Tim Waldner
Harry Hawn
Dawn Martinson

JULY 2020 HEROES

Gibbs Caldwell
Norma Cline
Desiree Dudley
Tammy Woollet

AUGUST 2020 HEROES

Michelle Aube
Emma Spear
Isel Brown
Jacqueline Bassett

SEPTEMBER 2020 HEROES

Brittany Kane
Peter Carter
Malea Ivy
Debbie Reis

OCTOBER 2020 HEROES

Vanessa Soliman
Robert Huff
Maria Reyes
Mina Yousef, MD
Curtis Shumate

NOVEMBER 2020 HEROES

Helen Paraiso
Mary Hunter
Jay Lujan
Meghan McSorley, MD

DECEMBER 2020 HEROES

Myla Becker
Wanda Smith
Pamela Coon
Leah Oman, MD

Nomination

Accepting Nominations

Providing exceptional care to every patient 24/7 takes a village - or an island!

As the second largest employer on Whidbey, there are over 700 dedicated members on our team who bring a 'can do' attitude to their role every day.

From front line clinical staff to housekeeping, engineering, supply management, techs, coordinators and receptionists, their tireless and sometimes heroic efforts often goes unnoticed.

So now's your chance to say THANKS!

Has someone gone above and beyond to ensure your needs are met? Is a friend or neighbor part of the WhidbeyHealth team, showing up everyday to make sure the hospital and clinics run smoothly?

Please help us recognize their extraordinary efforts. Nominations from patients, visitors, community members and staff are welcome.

HERO Nomination Form

Thank you for taking the time to submit a WhidbeyHealth Hero nomination!