Thompson Health names associate of the year, ‘shining stars’

Thompson Health names associate of the year, ‘shining stars’

Director of ICU and Observation Nursing Mary Kate Corey was recently named UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Associate of the Year.

Corey, of Stanley, was honored during a May 14 ceremony along with more than 30 recipients of the health system’s Shining Star Award.

Both Associate of the Year and Shining Star Awards are the result of nominations from peers, which then go to a secret committee consisting of representatives from throughout the health system. Each year, just 2% of the more than 1,700 staff members are chosen as Shining Stars.

Receiving Shining Star Awards this year were:

• Heather Antonelli of Palmyra (hospital nursing administration)

• Connie Armstrong of Honeoye (nutrition services)

• Jennifer Army of Canandaigua (enriched living)

• Carrie Aston of Middlesex (pharmacy)

• Andrew Baader of Naples (Pines Avenue in the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center)

• Melissa Bauer of Victor (physician practice management)

• Caitlin Bonanni of Shortsville (hospital 3 west nursing)

• Robert Brizzee of Shortsville (environmental services)

• Jessica Carey of Naples (ICU nursing)

• Elyse Catlin of Victor (hospital 3 east nursing)

• Kerry Clark of Canandaigua (pharmacy)

• Jeremy Cole of Canandaigua (transportation services)

• Lori DeRuyter of Stanley (emergency department)

• Stephanie Gallo of Naples (skilled-transitional unit in the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center)

• Stacey Gibbs of Canandaigua (Meadows Avenue in the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center)

• Stephen Harrington of Avon (purchasing)

• Gabriel Harvey of Canandaigua (hospital second floor nursing)

• Wendy Hurley of Honeoye Falls (hospital nursing administration)

• Janice Kelly of Victor (information desk)

• Robert “Tony” LaBore of Farmington (respiratory therapy)

• Jennifer Lawrence of Rushville (physical therapy in the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center)

• Mindi Lewis of Lima (hospital second floor nursing)

• Laurie McFetridge of Canandaigua (hospital nursing administration)

• Stephanie McLoud of Prattsburgh (Pines Avenue in the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center)

• Kristen Meyer of Canandaigua (resident services)

• Marron Mooney of Webster (corporate Ccommunications)

• Laura Nisbet of Wayland (interventional radiology)

• Physician A David Peter of Pittsford (general surgery)

• Edward Ruthven of Shortsville (facility services)

• Susan Shively of Canandaigua (skilled-transitional unit in the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center)

• Inga Simning of Pittsford (speech pathology)

• Angelica Troup of Geneva (cardiopulmonary administration)

• Physician Justin Weis of Geneseo (medical staff)

Also during the ceremony, physician Cynthia Teerlinck of Naples Valley Family Practice received special recognition. This was for being a liaison to — and advocate for — Thompson’s medical staff during the recent implementation of a new electronic health record system, as well as for being a strong advocate of lung cancer screenings for community members who fit the criteria.

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