Employee of the Quarter

Employee of the Quarter

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has an incredible team that is compassionate, caring, and talented. We recognize our people as one of our greatest strengths. We are proud to have dedicated staff and physicians, whose commitment and efforts have led us to expand our services to the community.

Every quarter we recognize the achievements and hard work of a select few from our team and thank them for all that they do.

4th Quarter 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to our EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER WINNER (4th Quarter 2019)... Christy Johnson, LVN Resource Lead at RRH!

Christy has been recognized by her department for her extraordinary efforts and leadership in the Surgery Clinic. She was praised by coworkers and providers for her dedication and passion in delivering excellent service to patients and ensuring the best systems are implemented to improve the department’s workflow. She is a valued resource not only within her own department, but among the entire Southern Sierra team as well. Christy embodies our hospital’s core mission and values with her work, and is a well-deserved recipient of this quarter’s award!

3rd Quarter 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to our EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER WINNER (3rd Quarter 2019)... Stephanie Meeks, Emergency Management & Regulatory Compliance Manager at RRH!

Stephanie has been a great resource to both employees and managers, as her wealth of knowledge regarding safety and compliance is unparalleled. She was additionally a tremendous help during AND after the earthquakes on July 4 & 5. Stephanie was an invaluable guide and leader, helping to get everything organized amidst all the chaos. She is not only deeply appreciated by her team in the Quality department, but also by all RRH employees and our local community.

2nd Quarter 2019

Kathrin "Katie" McDonald, Assistant Manager of Patient Access/PBX at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

photo of Mary “Ginny” Rusher, Cashier/ReceptionistPraised by coworkers and supervisors alike, Katie excels at fostering a positive attitude in her work environment. Despite being relatively new to her position, Katie has been hard at work ensuring Patient Access runs smoothly even with all of her new duties and responsibilities. Her coworkers mention their great working relationship with her, and how she is a great resource to others. Truly, Katie exemplifies RRH’s mission and values!

1st Quarter 2019

Mary “Ginny” Rusher, Cashier/Receptionist at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

photo of Mary “Ginny” Rusher, Cashier/ReceptionistThe staff who work with Ginny all had one thing to say to upon hearing of her nomination, “Well deserved!” Ginny is praised by her co-workers for her excellent disposition, and courtesy with all patients and staff. She is recognized for her hard work, and for making those around her feel they can rely on her to get the job done.

4th Quarter 2018

Glenice Harden, Front Office Staff at Desert Oasis Medical Clinic

Photo of Glenice Harden, Front Office StaffThe comments that were submitted by Glenice’s co-workers shared many of the same descriptions. Glenice was described as helpful, positive, and a joy to work with. This alone would make Glenice worthy of being nominated for this award, but the compliments don’t stop there. She is described as being compassionate and hard-working, qualities that are recognized by both staff and patients. In fact, her services are often requested by patients specifically, due in no small part to her knowledge and willingness to help. Truly, Glenice is an asset to the RRH team, and embodies the hospital’s core mission and values through her work ethic and dedication.

3rd Quarter 2018

Kristen McKnight, Non-Certified MA at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

photo of Kristen McKnight

Kristen’s personal commitment to quality and attention to detail is obvious in everything she does. She has been a tremendous asset to the Podiatry clinic in Rural Health, being recognized by both her co-workers and supervisors for her contributions. Kristen has been observed going out of her way to make sure patients receive quality care, and her work has not gone unnoticed. She embodies our hospital’s core mission and values to provide quality healthcare for the people in our region.

2nd Quarter 2018

Sonia Lopez, LVN I at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

photo of Sonia Torres

Sonia has received many praises for her work in patient care. She has been described as going above and beyond to ensure patient’s comfort while they stay at the hospital. Patients have recognized her compassion as a nurse, and are very grateful for her services. Sonia is an asset to the Med-Surg team, and sets forth a wonderful example of RRH’s mission and values.

1st Quarter 2018

Armando Contreras, Administrative Assistant at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

photo of Armando Contreras

Armando is described as a very positive person to work with, and never too busy to help someone in need. He embodies the mission and values of RRH through his service and attitude.