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Sanford Health honors Employees of the Year

2013 winners announced

(Sioux Falls, SD) – Thirty-one individuals comprise the 2013 Sanford Health Employee of the Year list, which honors model employees from the organization.

On an annual basis, Sanford Health staff has an opportunity to recognize their peers and management by nominating them for Employee of the Year Awards. First awarded in 1987, these awards were established to recognize employees who consistently demonstrate exceptional performance and show a relentless pursuit of perfection through the following Sanford values:

• Courage – The strength to persevere, use our voices and take action.

• Passion – The enthusiasm for patients and work commitment to the organization.

• Resolve – The adherence to the systems that align actions to excellence, efficiency and purpose.

• Advancement – The pursuit of individual and organizational growth and development.

• Family – The connection and commitment we have to each other through it all.

For a complete list of recipients by region, click here.

Formal presentations were held for recipients in their respective regions of Sioux Falls, SD, Fargo, ND, Bismarck, ND, and Bemidji, MN.

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel and Mexico.

Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and nearly 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America, These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit sanfordhealth.org.

Fargo

Region

Sanford Clinical Employee of the Year

Naomi Wilebski, PT

-

West Fargo

,

ND

Physical Therapist

Sanford Orthopedics PT

-

OT

10 Years

Sanford Support Services Employee of the Year

Lacey Springer, CPC

-

Alexandria

,

MN

Insurance Processing Office Specialist

Alexandria

5 Years

Sanford Management Employee of the Year

Codi Yokom

, PharmD

-

Fargo

,

ND

Pharmacy Operations Manager

Sanford Medical Center Fargo

4 Years

Sanford Physician of the Year

Keith Lesteberg, MD

-

Fargo

,

ND

OB/GYN Department Chair

Southpointe

Cilnic

32 Years

Sioux Falls

Region

Birkeland Administrative Innovation Employee of the Year

Tamara Ledeboer

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Employment Specialist

Human Resources

6 Years

Birkeland Clinical Innovation Employee of the Year

Adam M. Stoebner, Pharm D

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Pharmacist

-

Application Support

Information Technology

5 Years

Carlson Family Outstanding Pediatric Oncology Employee of the Year

Paula

J

Erck, CCLS

-

Tea

,

SD

Child Life Specialist

Child Life Services

13 years

Conradi

Family Intensive Care Nursery Employee of the Year

Stephanie Janssen, RNC

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Clinical Care Coordinator

Boekelheide Intensive Care Nursery

11 years

Dr. Ben Perryman Sanford Research

Employee of the Year

Karla Reilly, RN, CCRP

-

Sioux Falls,

SD

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research

28 years

EarthBend Information Technology Employee of the Year

Scott Moffitt

-

Sheldon

,

IA

Regional IT Administrator

Information Technology

-

Sanford Sheldon Medical Center

13 years

Egger Family Employee of the Year

Kyle Adams, CEC

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Quality Leader

Nutrition Food Services

2 years

Eide Bailly Business Employee of the Year

Jeff Anderson

-

Crooks

,

SD

Lead Application Support Specialist

Payroll

16 years

Electric Supply

Company Award for Sanford Health Network Employee of the Year

Kimberly Peterson, RCA,

CAN

-

Canby

,

MN

Resident Care Aide for Assisted Living

Sanford Canby Medical Center

19 years

Excellence in Obstetrics & Gynecology Employee of the Year

Karen Franz,

RN

-

Sioux Falls,

SD

Clinical Care Coordinator

Birth Place

23 years

Outstanding Surgical Services Employee of the Year

Julie Eddy, RN

-

Sibley

,

IA

Clinical Care Coordinator

Post Anesthesia Unit

32 years

Patricia K. Van Wyhe Nurse of the Year

Erica C.

DeBoer, RN, MA, CNL, CCRN

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Clinical Nurse Leader

Nursing Administration

17 years

Sanford Clinic Clinical Employee of the Year

Susan Halbritter, CNP, MS, AOCN

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Nurse Practitioner

Sanford Hematology and Oncology Clinic

7

years

Sanford Clinic Management Employee of the Year

Karoliina Slack

-

Harrisburg

,

SD

Director

Sanford Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sanford Clinic Gynecologic Oncology

Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology

Sanford Health Advanced

Reproductive Technologies Lab

Sanford Clinic Women’s Internal Medicine

Sanford Health Downtown Clinic

4 years

Sanford Clinic Physician of the Year

Anthony A. Sierra, MD

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Physician

Sanford Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic

6 years

Sanford

Clinic Support Services Employee of the Year

Elaine

R.

Burma

-

Tea

,

SD

Clerical Team Leader

Sanford Clinic Breast Health Institute

21 years

Sanford USD Medical Center President’s Leadership Award

Nancy K. Geffre, RD, LN

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Director

Nutrition Food Services

15 years

Sanford USD Medical Center Service Excellence Doctor of the Year

Robert E. Van Demark Jr., MD

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Physician

Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

30 years

Sweetman Family Employee of the Year

Ann Mays,

RN, CPN

-

Sioux Falls

,

SD

Director

World Clinic Development

18 years

 

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