Throughout the year, our patients and staff nominate GEFCC employees for the S.P.I.R.I.T. of Excellence Award. This program recognizes team members who have gone above and beyond their regular job responsibilities. The employees nominated through the S.P.I.R.I.T. of Excellence program contribute to creating an environment where our patients can receive the highest quality of care and our staff can thrive and find personal satisfaction. This employee recognition program has been in place since September 2012 and since then employees and patients have submitted close to 2,500 nominations.
S.P.I.R.I.T. of Excellence nominations are received for four categories, which include: Patient Liaison, Care Partner, Practitioner, and Organizational Support. GEFCC employees from all departments and Health Centers are nominated by patients and their peers and are recognized in the monthly Employee Newsletter. These nominations are then considered in the selection of the Quarterly Top Performers from each category.
Each year, GEFCC celebrates and recognizes the Quarterly Top Performers at the Annual S.P.I.R.I.T. of Excellence Banquet, where the Annual S.P.I.R.I.T. of Excellence Winners are also announced. This year, the Banquet took place on June 19th, 2017 at Elgin Community College. Members from GEFCC’s Leadership Team and the Quarterly Top Performers enjoyed each other’s company over a delicious breakfast.
We are thrilled to announce the 2016-2017 S.P.I.R.I.T. of Excellence Winners:
- Patient Liaison – Evelyn Rodriguez, Receptionist; Lake Health Center
- Care Partner – Alejandra Manriquez, Medical Assistant; Summit Health Center
- Practitioner – Dr. Salman Khaleeluddin, Family Practice Physician; Lake Health Center
- Organizational Support – Cynthia Corral, Billing Specialist; Slade Health Center
Please join us in congratulating them for the excellent job they have done in service of our patients and our organization.