Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to MJE Hidden Halo Recipients: 1Q 2016

Published: April 2, 2016
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The Hidden Halos Program enables grateful patients and their family members to recognize exceptional caregivers at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. 

Any member of the MJE care team, paid or volunteer, may be nominated by a patient or family member who wishes to express special gratitude for excellent, compassionate care.

As the nomination form explains, "Our caregivers sometimes can't keep their halos hidden and are like angels on earth. Professional and dedicated fall short in describing their level of care. They are truly heaven-sent."

Hidden Halo honorees receive special recognition in their departments or nursing units, including the presentation of a Hidden Halo certificate and pin. Patients and family who make nominations often choose make tax-deductible gifts to Jennie Edmundson Foundation in their caregiver's honor.

For the Hidden Halos nomination brochure, click here

The following individuals and departments were honored with Hidden Halos from January 1 - March 31, 2016:

Behavioral Health

  •   All Staff

Birthing Center     

  • Rachel Ratekin, RN

Breast Health Center

  • Tammy Johnson, RN

Cardiac Cath Lab

  • Chris Hilts, Special Proc Tech
  • Kylie Kerger, CAT Scan Tech

Cardiac Center

  • All Staff

Cardiac Rehab

  • Jan Hansen, RN
  • All Staff

Emergency Department

  • Doris Ballantyne, RN (2 Awards)
  • Rose Bumsted, RN
  • Jean Carstensen, RN
  • Amanda Conn, RN
  • Shari Garbez, RN
  • Dr. Heather Hergot
  • Tracie Kerns, RN
  • Jennifer Michaelis, PA
  • Christie Naberhaus, RN
  • Jordan Pettit, Care Technician
  • Don Scarborough, PA

Family Resource Center

  • Jean Armstrong, RN

Food & Nutrition Service

  • Dylan Lazure
  • Courtney Richardson
  • Felicia Wyldes

Heart Care Center

  • Dr. Robert Armbruster

Heartland Oncology

  • All Staff


  • Susie Rose


  • Dee Dollen, Medical Assist.
  • Sally Payne, RN
  • All Staff

MPC Women's Health

  • Dr. Sarah Lundin


  • Randy Burgan, RN
  • Lisa Coldewey, RN
  • Sheila Greene, Receptionist
  • Kathy Grote, RN
  • Lyle Kinney, RN (2 Awards)
  • Rhonda May, RN
  • Patty Richert, LPN (2 Awards)
  • Angie Shanno, RN
  • Cindy Watson, RN
  • All Staff (3 awards)
  • All Staff & Volunteers (2 Awards)

Outpatient PT

  • Mary-Ellen Bartels, PT (3 Awards)
  • Becky Bussey, RT
  • Diane Ryan, OTR/L, CHT
  • Rich Walter, PT

Patient Care Administration

  • Peggy Osbahr, Diabetes Educator

Personnel Pool    

  • Carrie Stom


  • Becky Bussey, PT

Respiratory Care

  • Ellen Bammer, RT


  • All Staff


  • Peggy Christ


  • Melissa McLean, C.N.A.
  • Jessica Meyer, C.N.A.
  • All Staff


  • Stormie Hillers, C.N.A.
  • Jennifer Luna, C.N.A.
  • Amber Morris-Trujillo
  • Kathi Riley, RN
  • Kayla Ronk, C.N.A. (2 Awards)
  • All Staff (2 Awards)


  • Joseph Decarlo, RN
  • Marilyn Fife, RN
  • Jessica Finken, RN
  • Alyssa Larson, RN
  • Lei Morales, RN
  • Brittany Nichols, C.N.A.
  • Reba Richards, C.N.A.
  • All Staff (2 Awards)

All Staff

Watch for the list of Hidden Halo recipients to be posted  to Employee Connections on a quarterly basis.