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We Succeed Because of You
3/17/10: Laurali Noteman
Friday, March 12, the Kane County Hospital Administrative Team prepared Dutch oven dinners for the staff, medical staff and board members as well as their other halves. The evening’s theme was, "We succeed because of you."
Sherrie Pandya, KCH Administrator and Dutch oven cook extra ordinaire, Laurali Noteman PHR, Stephen Howells CFO, and Rosalie Esplin DON, headed the cookout event. The outdoor kitchen was set up at the hospital’s main entrance, where several visitors wondered how the could get an invitation as they commented about the aroma and menu.
This was a great way for the administrative team to be able to say thanks. We have an outstanding staff who give it their all. Hospital settings are their own kind of working animals. The billing department is always busy as well as health information as government and insurance companies constantly demand more t’s crossed and i’s dotted. The clinic is hustling throughout the week seeing to the needs of the not-so-well patient or the frustrated mom with the down and out sick child. Housekeeping keeps on dusting, mopping and vacuuming while the dietary department has meals and goodies ready even when the power goes out. Lab takes care of your medical needs 24/7 and radiology will come take your picture any time of night or day. The acute care nurses handle whatever presents itself at any time from the emergency, to the new baby, to the "you swallowed what?". Skilled care tends to the needs of our residents and loved ones around the clock. Our IT guy has an extremely frustrating and full time task just keeping communications healthy. Maintenance works inside and out to keep the place running and purchasing has to be on top of it all to make sure we don’t run out of stock.
Pandya had prepared a slide show which scrolled throughout the evening. Over the laughter and general conversations you would hear, "Did you see that last shot? What year was that taken?" or, "There are the clinic girls," along with many more quips and questions. We had photos that dated from the black and white days right up until March 11, 2010.
Justin Wren, Alan Black, Shirley Smith, Rose Huntington, Phyllis Huntington, Anna Hooper, Ed White, Tracy Leigh, Vern Ratzlaff, Art Cisneros, Greg Salomonson and Mike Noteman all pitched in to help set up, cook, or clean up. We had Dutch oven roast beef, Dutch oven potatoes as the mainstay of the meal with deserts galore. In typical Dutch oven fashion no one left hungry.
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