Rome hospital honors employees’ care, commitment


During National Hospital Week, Rome Memorial Hospital honored its Employees of the Year for clearly demonstrating customer service characteristics that enhance patient satisfaction and promote positive peer relationships.

President/Chief Executive Officer David Lundquist praised the Employees of the Year for “their commitment to the hospital and going the extra mile for our patients and their co-workers each and every day.”

“The employees of Rome Memorial Hospital are a great team who believes in our mission to provide quality healthcare with compassion,” he said. “Each of our Employees of the Year are leaders by example who have taken ownership within their areas of expertise to make the hospital a special place for each patient who puts their health care in our hands.”

Nominated by co-workers, patients, families or physicians, the Employees of the Year were honored for exemplary demonstration of the C.A.R.E. principles of courtesy, attitude, respect and enthusiasm.

Those honorees included: 

  • Romesh Amarasinghe, Information Technology
  • Cori Bewick, 2 North
  • Jennifer Bourgeois, Patient Access
  • Tom Butler, Food and Nutrition
  • Scott Checola, Cardiopulmonary Services
  • Dalia Cruz, Residential Health Care Facility
  • Dawn Fanfarillo, Business Office
  • Leroy Ferebee, Transporters
  • Gayle Illingworth, Residential Health Care Facility
  • Zachary Johnson, Chestnut Commons Physical Therapy
  • Samantha Knowles, Building Services
  • Cindy Lacy, Residential Health Care Facility
  • Ann Marie Monica, Building Services
  • Edin Music, Information Technology
  • Nolan Obernesser, Information Technology
  • Ethan Orcutt, Building Services
  • Patty O’Brien, Nursing Office
  • Megan Palczynski, 2 North
  • Katie Payne, 2 North
  • Danielle Russell, Community Recovery Center
  • Mandy Schmalz, Maternity
  • Nancy Woeltje, Nursing Office
  • Audrey Wood, Intensive Care Unit


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