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.
2021 Compassionate Caregiver Award
Congratulations to our 2021 Nancy J. Petrarca Compassionate Caregiver Award Nominees
Click here to view the full list of nominees.
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
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
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 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:
Dr. Carrie Hempel
Tovinia “Ann” Johnson
Katherine “Katie” Robbins
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.