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Karl Gills, CEO: Praising YVMC staff

Steamboat Springs — During weather conditions like we had Monday night, most of us found our way home, battened down the hatches and let the wind and blowing snowstorm pass. Yampa Valley Medical Center and its employees must continue our patient care responsibilities regardless of the weather. — During weather conditions like we had Monday night, most of us found our way home, battened down the hatches and let the wind and blowing snowstorm pass. Yampa Valley Medical Center and its employees must continue our patient care responsibilities regardless of the weather.

— During weather conditions like we had Monday night, most of us found our way home, battened down the hatches and let the wind and blowing snowstorm pass. Yampa Valley Medical Center and its employees must continue our patient care responsibilities regardless of the weather.

On Tuesday morning, when I reviewed the daily house supervisor report, I was struck by the efforts staff members made to deal with the situation on behalf of our hospital patients and Doak Walker Care Center residents.

The comments included:

– Liz did a fantastic job of creative staffing for the Doak Walker Care Center, plus worked overtime. Shannon made it in from Hayden on a partially closed U.S. Highway 40. Thank you.

– A thank you to Melissa in the ER for volunteering to stay over, and to Ann for making it in from Craig.

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– A thank you to George for staying over in Special Care Nursery, and Faith and Heather for volunteering to split shifts for coverage.

– A thank you for Melissa making it in for Special Care Nursery from Stagecoach with bad road conditions.

– A thank you to the Patient Care Unit staff (John, Jessica, Linda, Sonja) for being flexible and ready to change assignments, or work other departments as needed.

– A thank you to Day Surgery and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit for volunteering their beds for those staff members who could not make it home. And to Diagnostic Imaging for staying overtime to staff.

– Great teamwork and cooperation to make sure patients were well taken care of.

These are examples from one night in our patient care areas. There are other individuals who maintain the facility and grounds and also extend themselves whenever their services are needed.

This demonstration of commitment of our staff occurs regularly when adverse conditions exist, and at other times when unusual situations arise.

I would like to use this example to recognize and thank our staff for their efforts and to let the community know about their unheralded efforts to keep YVMC the special place that it is.

Karl Gills, CEO

Yampa Valley Medical Center

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