Compassionate Caregiver Award


The Compassionate Caregiver Award is one way the GBMC Healthcare System honors its incredible employees – whether they are nurses, receptionists, volunteers, physicians, social workers or chaplains – who provide outstanding care to the patients and families we serve every day.

2020 Nominees and Finalists

This year, Gilchrist had 21 nominees and two Top 12 Finalists selected for their compassion and dedicated care.

Gilchrist Nominees in the Top 12:

Andrea Carson, LPN

Patricia Flanagan, LCSW

Gilchrist Nominees:

Katherine Butler, CNA
Carol (Ann) Carico, RN
Natalie Coleman, MS, RN, CNL, CHPPN
Suzanne Fontanesi, CRNP
Lolly Forsythe-Chisholm, Mind Body Therapist
Irene Irby, CNA, GNA, CHPNA

Lacy Kidwell, MA, MT-BC
Ellen Metzger, RN
Elizabeth Ratrie, MSN, RN, CHPN
George Robinson
Esther Schaftel, CRNP
Alison Schwing, RN
Robin Stocksdale, MSW, LCSW-C, CT

Britney Sutton, CNA, GNA
Heather Taylor, RN
Amanda Taylor, BSN, RN
Mary Tiso, MS, RN, CNL, CHPPN
Beverly Trimper, RN, ADN, CHPN
Amanda Wiese, CRNP

Gilchrist Announces 2018 Award Nominees

Once the nominees were announced, up to five finalists were then chosen. The winner and four honorable mentions were announced at a reception in February.

Congratulations to Finalist Tara Archer:

Tara Archer receives award

Tara Archer was recognized as a finalist and was honored for going above and beyond for the Gilchrist Kids patients and families she visits. Tara visits families on a weekly basis in their home to interact in a variety of ways with patients, siblings or anyone who happens to be there during her visits. She gives as much of her time weekly as she can and we thank her for her dedication to our patients, families and our entire healthcare organization.

Congratulations to the following Gilchrist staff and volunteers for their 2018 nominations:

Lisa Adkins
Jeffrey Alvarez
Tara Archer
Nicole Brewer
Nelson Cascio
Lisa Collins
Nichole Dodson
Gabriele Gordon
Cathy Hamel
Linda Henderson
Sarah Henson

Dr. Carrie Hempel
Joanne Horan
Tovinia “Ann” Johnson
Debbie Johnston
Catherine Mauriello
Antonia Morgan
Anne Owens
JoAnn Parr
Theresa Proctor
Julia Reda
Katherine “Katie” Robbins

Kathleen Roberts
Janice Rochester
Esther Schaftel
David Tate
Mary Tiso
Sara Turner
Eva Vittek
Sharmean Young
Yanting Zhu

To learn more about Gilchrist and the care we provide, visit our services page. We also invite you to read The Gilchrist Blog, which highlights all aspects of our organization.