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TODAY news for Thursday, August 24, 2006

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Good Samaritan Awards given during employee forums

 The Good Samaritan Excellence in Staff Service Awards were presented at the August employee forums.

The employees chosen received a letter of commendation from the president placed in their files and a monetary reward. Staff members are eligible to win a Good Samaritan award once during their careers at LLUMC.

For your convenience, the schedule of remaining 2006 employee forums is also available to view on the HRM website.

To view the schedule, go to the VIP web page and click on “Human Resources,” then click on the human resource management (HRM) link and finally click on the employee communication icon. The Internet address is: <wisdom.mc.llumc.edu/hr/>.

By Preston Smith
Theresa Simpson (left), recreation therapist at Loma Linda University East Campus, is presented the Good Samaritan Awar
Theresa Simpson (left), recreation therapist at Loma Linda University East Campus, is presented the Good Samaritan Award by (from left) Jo-Ann Vargas, manager of occupational therapy; Mara McCarville, executive director of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Institute; and Michael Jackson, MPH, administrator of East Campus Hospital.
Good Samaritan Award winner Betty Lee
(From left) Daniel Fontoura, MPPM, vice president for LLUMC; Brenda Bruneau, chief patient care director for LLUMC; Good Samaritan Award winner Betty Lee, shift coordinator on unit 9100; Liesel Miller, nurse manager on unit 9100; and Ruthita Fike, CEO and administrator of LLUMC, pose for a photo at an employee forum.
Good Samaritan Award to Janet Munu (center)
Liz Dickinson, RN, CNOR (left), senior vice president of patient care services at LLUMC, and Ms. Fike (right), present the Good Samaritan Award to Janet Munu (center), manager of clinical informatics for patient care services.
Good Samaritan Award winner Heidi Pidal and  Lee Ann Garman, charge nurse on unit 4800
(From left) Katy Dalke, director of the pediatric RN residency; Good Samaritan Award winner Heidi Pidal; Janel Isaeff, executive director of patient nursing for LLUCH; Dina Rincon, nurse manager on unit 4800; Good Samaritan Award winner Lee Ann Garman, charge nurse on unit 4800; and Ms. Fike celebrate Ms. Pidal’s and Ms. Garman’s awards.
Suzy Peverini, staff nurse for transplant unit 4100, with the Good Samaritan Award.
Mr. Fontoura (right) and Ms. Bruneau (center) present Suzy Peverini, staff nurse for transplant unit 4100, with the Good Samaritan Award.
Susan Jackson, clinical therapist for the chemical dependency unit at the BMC and winner of a Good Samaritan Award
(From left) Ms. Fike; Susan Jackson, clinical therapist for the chemical dependency unit at the BMC and winner of a Good Samaritan Award; Jill Pollock, executive director of the BMC; and Edward Field, MBA, controller for the BMC, pose for a photo following an employee forum.
Mr. Ruiz was presented the Good Samaritan Award.
(From left) Ms. Bruneau; Jennifer Carpenter, nurse manager for the cardiac ICU; Mr. Fontoura; Robert Ruiz, CNC on the cardiac ICU; and Ms. Fike pose for a photo at the employee forum where Mr. Ruiz was presented the Good Samaritan Award.

TODAY news for Thursday, August 24, 2006