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SBL Honors Employees at 2019 Recognition Banquet

Lab Assistant Levi Slaughter Awarded SBL’s Annual Bravo! President’s Award

May 8, 2019 9:54 a.m.

  • Levi Slaughter is presented with SBL’s Bravo! President’s Award by SBL President and CEO Jerry Esker.

Sarah Bush Lincoln recently recognized more than 350 employees upon reaching milestone years of service to the Health System at the annual Bravo! Dedication Banquet.

Lab Assistant Levi Slaughter was awarded Sarah Bush Lincoln’s annual Bravo! President’s Award for going above and beyond to ease the fears of a special needs child during a blood draw. The child’s mother was extremely grateful for the compassionate care and wrote the following letter recognizing Slaugher:

“Levi treated my son with the most dignity and respect I have ever seen firsthand. Levi spoke directly to my son and explained every detail of his actions. While performing the venipuncture, he was educating my son on some information concerning blood draws. My son did not cry, did not yell and most of all he trusted Levi and cooperated throughout the entire procedure. Upon our exit, Levi gave my son a high five. That extra time Levi took left a lifetime impression on my son and laid his anxiety and fear to rest.”

 The President’s Award is the highest honor an employee can receive and is part of an employee recognition program, which underscores the standards of excellence in the Health System. Nominees should demonstrate exceptional customer service, or contribute above normal job expectations, that reflect Sarah Bush Lincoln’s mission and values.

The annual recipient is selected from one of four quarterly winners chosen throughout the year and is announced at the annual Bravo! Dedication Banquet. Other quarterly President’s Award nominees included: Amanda Freeman, Bryon Saathoff and Jessi Bergfeld.

Also honored at the banquet were the following retirees for their years of service to Sarah Bush Lincoln:
Linda Allen, Martha Bishop, Peg Blair, Linda Coleman, Carol Cordell, Peg Douglas, Cynthia Edwards, Genevieve Ferenc, Bonnie Gran, Donald Groves, Gary Jacobs, John King, Cynthia Lee-Ladewig, Mary Lewis, Susan Osborn, Sheri Priest, Michael Sears, Cathy Spencer, Charlotte Spray, Maura Voyles, Carol Walters, Delores Warmouth, Maryetta Webb, Patricia Williams and Janine Zabka.

Employees recognized for 40 years of service was Leo Kemper.

Employees recognized for 35 years of service were:
Jerry Burrell, Lisa Dyer, Cynthia Foster, Tammy Fraker, Elizabeth Garrett, Tim Kastl, Lisa Lang, Teresa Lee, Kelly Scott, Jodi Shanle and David Shepherd.

Employees recognized for 30 years of service were:
Joy Cobb, Lisa Johnson, Eva Leitch, Mindi O’Rourke and Bob O’Rourke.

Employees recognized for 25 years of service were:
Paula Birdsong, Misty Bishop, Lisa Christman, Karen Hamilton, Angela Jordan, Nancy Knearem, Diana Martin, Beverly McCoy, Charlotte Norris, Timothy O’Neal, Carla Thomas, Jeff Wagner, David Weber, Mona Whalin, Lori Woodyard and Nancy Wurtsbaugh.

Employees recognized for 20 years of service were:
Melissa Ault, Annamaria Barber, Michael Benson, Daniel Bommelje, Philip Brewer, Tia Burnside, Kristina Bushue, Mary Childress, Patti Croy, Crys Davis, Michael Estell, Amy Finley, Polly Gano, Retha Garver, Debra Greenwood, Cathie Halbrook, Jacqueline Harwood, Brenda Jean, Tiffany Johns, Keith Koester, Jean Lowry, Phyllis Malone, Heather Mann, Bonnie McLane, Andrea Melton, Gena Mirick, Judy Montgomery, Yvette Pettyjohn, Phyllis Rankin, Char Smith, Steve Smith, Bridget Thomas, April Tracy, Stephanie Upton and Jodie Warner.

Employees recognized for 15 years of service were:
Alexis Ayonote, Robert Blood, Cheryl Brown, Margo Christian, Lisa Clapp, Tina Croy, Ann Dralle, Diana Finn, Betsy Gisondi, Jackie Green Brockett, Lila Hall, Kristy Hutton, Cheryl James, Andrea Keller, Teresa Lance, John Lauer, Jhoanna Lawson, Larry Lawson, Amy Loftis, Heather Lovell, Kay Markwell, Vickie Mathis, Heather Morton, Deborah Muchow, Melissa Oakley, Debra Pauls, Kristy Ramert, Perry Reed, Kara Sanders, Amy Schultz, Stephanie Schwengel, Erica Stollard, Kimberly Wallace and Jillian Weber.

Employees recognized for 10 years of service were:
Jane Adams, Andrea Applegate, Asa Ashmore, Michelle Baer, Jamie Bays, Laura Bollan, Eric Bruns, Betty Butler, Robert Carpenter, Kyle Carter, Nicole Davison, Wesley Duncan, Jason Durbin, Susan Dyer, Cassie Earnst, Roger Edwards, Jessica Farabaugh, Kim Flexter, Debi Ford, Michele Haws, Leslie Healy, Sasha Hollman, Elizabeth Jensen, Cynthia Kershaw, Teresa Kiesel, Todd Kracinski, Jeremy Lee, Shawn Livingston, Trisha Louthan, Jill Mason, Ashley McKay, Allison Meinhart, Julie Meinhart, Louis Mendella, Carla Mette, Scott Meyer, Andrew Oberhill, Lynn Portz, Karla Prince, Jamie Rawlings, Sharon Reinhart, Michael Rilenge, Carrie Ruholl, Donald Sandercock, Brittney Shuemaker, Jennie Stults, Darlene Swies, Darlene Temples, Tammy Thornton, Vasty  Villarreal, Kelle Waldorf, Troy Warner, Mary White, Jessica Whitlatch and Veronica Wright.

Employees recognized for five years of service were:
Aziz Ahmed, Fatima Alao, Debra Allen, Joan Alvarado, Heather Armstrong, Karen Arthion, Laura Bailey, John Baker, Joy Baker, Ruth Baker, Whitney Beals, Sherry Beech, Lisa Bennett, Krissy Benton, Shana Beringer, Rhonda Biggs, Robert Biggs, Jessica Black, Denise Bloemer, Josh Bloom, Buddy Braden, Amanda Bramham, Danni Braun, Ruth Bray, Barbara Brown, Laura Brown, Kata Bruns, Amanda Bryant, Ashley Butler, Jessica Butler, Lisa Clark, Dena Cochran, Larry Coen, Paul Coon, Barbara Coulter, Christie Cox, Bob Cudone, John Danilson, Kelly Davis, Shanna Davis, Joseph Dotson, Pamela Drechsel, Melody Dresdow, Rachel Duhamell, Abigail Durbin, Barbara Eaton, Amy Eggers, Sarah Egleston, Margery Eversole, Jessica Fisher, Angie Flood, Lindsey Flowers, Shirley Floyd, Judith Friedlein, Michael Fuller, Kari Gard, Joshua Garrett, Stacy Gee, DiAnne Gherardini-Roytek, Kelsey Gilbert, Allen Grimm, Angeline Hagan, Casey Hargis, Michelle Haywood, Travis Henson, Hayley Heuerman, Lisa Heuerman, Breeana Hoene, Rhonda Hoppin, Amanda Hosselton, Deidra Howe, Mary Hutton, Kristin Ives, Jennifer Jackson, Shelby Jackson, Leah James, Jane Jenkins, Stephanie Jenkins, Matthew Jones, Ruby Jones, Janet Keating, Coleen Kennedy, Erin Kinsel, Leta Kirby, David Klepzig, Kristen Knight, Susan Kohn, Jenna Kreke, Tiffany Kuebler, Sally Lash, Catherine Lentz, Leona Lucas, Reva Martin, Jaime Martinez, Karen McComas, Timothy McDaniel, Kara McNeely, Brittany Meinhart, Mallory Metzger, Kathleen Meyer, Rinda Meyer, Dolores Minardi, James Montesano, Laurie Mooney, Lacee Morgan, Rebecca Morgan, Brenda Morris, Kay Morris, Wesley Motley, Bret Myers, Marsha Newburn, Cortnee Newby, Laura Oehmke, Sandra Osterbur, Nicole Pals, Emily Parker, Bridget Pearson, George Peden, Dana Penn, Deborah Plummer, Jason Poe, Michelle Poe, Vanessa Prater, Kami Rahar, Jana Rawlings, Robin Redman, Patricia Render, Krystal Reynolds, Lindsay Rhodes, Carla Rich, Tosha Robison, Jamie Ruffner, Blake Sanders, Vanessa Sanders, George Schaefer, Alyssa Scott, Phyllis Selby, Dean Shaw, Nathaniel Shupe, Cheryl Sills, Laura Sleade, Adam Solorio, Kelly Spencer, Stacy St. John, Martin Stamm, Sean Step, Melissa Swango-Lumpp, Ronald Sweeney, Ashley Tennill, Robert Thain, Beth Thompson, Darrell Thornton, Jerica Thrasher, Jake Titus, Judy Towle, Sherri Towle, Carrie Vanetta, Ashley Veach, Kristen Walk, Jason Walters, Trisha Warman, Amber Waterman, Alisha Waugh, Autumn Webb, Carl Weber, Justin Weiss, Catherine Whitcomb, Chelsie Whitesell, Stephanie Will, Gala Wright and Barbra Wylie.

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