The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 25th Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon was held April 19 at the Hurst Conference Center. More than 600 attendees turned out to honor 120 nominees and 14 award recipients from health systems across the region. Becky Tucker, senior vice president channel integration at Texas Health Resources and chair of the DFWHC and DFWHC Foundation Boards, served as master of ceremonies. Christine Cashen served as keynote speaker. Board members of the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives judged the blinded nominations on March 7. Individual and hospital names were removed in advance and selections were based entirely on the facts presented.
2023 Award Recipients
Rex McRae Scholarship
Nikki Uribe, ICU Extern, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Dr. Danny C. Holland, Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Sharon Callahan, Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Delaney Massey, Registered Nurse – ICU/CCU, Parkland Health
Angela Vincent Michael, Director Performance Improvement, Methodist Health System
Community Service Award
Charmie Faith Frykman, Registered Nurse, UT Southwestern University Hospitals
Special Recognition Awards
Michelle Garrett, Patient Care Technician, Methodist Midlothian Medical Center
Natalia De Villa Pulido, Registered Nurse, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney
Julie Green, Pathology Assistant, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Sonya Manibusan, Volunteer/Guest Services, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Employee of the Year Awards
Gereldene Dodson, Registered Nurse, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
Stephen Aryeetey, Registered Nurse, Medical City Las Colinas
Beth Stewart, Nursing Supervisor, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB
Sarah Gartner, Nursing Operations Specialist, Parkland Health
All photographs by Jerry McClure. Event photographs can be found here.
An early highlight was the introduction of Dallas Police Officer Sgt. Robert Rangel. Sgt. Rangel was onsite at Methodist Dallas Medical Center on October 22, 2022, when two hospitals employees were killed in a shooting on the fourth floor. He was able to defuse the dangerous situation. He received a standing ovation.
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