Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation recognizes PVCH Healthcare Stars
Elosie Doran, Tina Gladlow and Angela Meitner, all associates at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital were recently recognized as three of PVCH’s Foundation Healthcare Stars by one of their patients. “As a member of the Hospital Auxiliary for quite a few years, I found myself on the receiving end of care after surgery. My experience was wonderful.”
The Pawnee Valley Community Foundation Healthcare Stars program was born with the intention of recognizing those healthcare professionals who have provided exceptional care to their patients. In doing so they are also afforded the opportunity to give a gift in honor of the individual (group) nominated. These gifts directly support the care that PVCH healthcare professionals provide by purchasing new equipment and technology to improve and expand services. The Healthcare Stars programs serves as an encouragement to staff at PVCH while also recognizing their outstanding dedication to patient care. Each individual nominated receives a certificate with the patient’s comments, their name is placed on the Healthcare Star plaque and a special Healthcare Stars pin that symbolizes their exceptional commitment to patient care.
Angela Meitner, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at Pawnee Valley Community hospital was one of the three associates recently recognized as one PVCH’s Foundation Healthcare Stars by a patient. Angela has worked in OT for 21 years and 6 ½ years at PVCH. She works with patients to get them ready to return home. “I educate them on all the aspects of self-care and home skills. “I love having the opportunity to care and help others” quote-Angela Meitner. Angela is married to Wes and has a son Braden, daughter-in-law Valerie and daughter Sidney. Angela also volunteers for several hospitals community events. “Angela with OT has given me my independence back” quoted the patient who nominated Angela.
Eloise Doran, whom was also nominated, is a registered Physical Therapist. She was a PRN at St. Joseph’sMemorial hospital and has been PRN at PVCH for four years and is now part time for almost two years. She has been a PT for 34 years and been in the area for 20. She is the contracted PT at the local schools (Tri-County) 2 days a month and PRN at area nursing homes. “I feel very fortunate in life, because I am passionate about my PT profession. I never feel like I am going to “work” because I love people, and helping people overcome their physical deficits.” Quote- Eloise Doran. She and her husband Jim have two teenagers and in her spare time enjoy the farm and cattle. “I am home now and getting along well because of the Physical Therapy started at the hospital by Eloise.” Quote from nominating patient.
Tina Gladow is the third nominated PVCH associate. Tina is the Case Manager at PVCH. She has her Masters Degree in Social Work and has worked for the hospital for 22 years. She is married to David Gladow, who is a 5th grade teacher at Larned Elementary, she has 2 sons, Colton- a Senior at Fort Hays State University and Austin who just graduated from Larned High School and will be attending FHSU in the Fall. “Tina met us at the lobby door and walked with us from Admissions back to swing bed. It was professionalism all the way. To be on the receiving end of care was quite the experience.” Quote from nominating patient.