SALIDA, Colo.-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center named Dee-Ann Troutman of
Salida its TRAC STAR of the third quarter at a hospital ceremony on Nov.
7. TRAC STAR is an acronym for the core values that guide HRRMC employee
performance: teamwork, recognition, attitude, customer service, safety,
talent, accountability and respect.
Troutman is a certified nursing assistant and endoscopy tech in HRRMC's
Surgical Services Department. She has worked for HRRMC for 20 years. According
to her nomination, "Dee-Ann is the anchor in the endoscopy suite,
always available to come in on her time off to help when needed. She has
often left evening social activities with friends and/or family to come
in to assist when the on-call staff needed her expert help…To say
the least, we have never worked with an endoscopy technician who measures
up to Dee-Ann's standard of excellence."
Hospital CEO Bob Morasko presented Troutman with a $200 gift check, a fleece
jacket with the hospital's TRAC logo, and a certificate to be professionally
photographed. A plaque with her photo will be displayed in the hospital
Morasko also acknowledged the two other finalists for the quarterly award,
Vinnie Okada and Marcie Contreras, both of Salida.
Okada, a systems analyst in the Information Systems Department, was praised
by the employee who nominated him for his "steady, calm demeanor,"
and for excelling "in the talent category-many times in ways that
cannot even be described to folks outside of information systems. In general,
Vinnie is innovative and creative with his wide breadth of technical knowledge."
Contreras, a cook in the Dietary Department, "comes to work each day
with her friendly game face on," according to her nomination. "Her
infectious personality makes working with her a pleasure and her presence
helps lift morale in the entire department. She is a perfect example that
attitude is a personal choice and brings her best to work every day."
HRRMC employees can nominate any of their colleagues for the TRAC STAR
award. Members of the hospital's Communications Team review all nominations,
and then cast individual ballots to determine the three finalists and
the winner. All finalists are eligible to be named TRAC STAR of the Year.
Photo: HRRMC CEO Bob Morasko congratulates TRAC STAR finalist Marcie Contreras
(L) and winner Dee-Ann Troutman at a hospital ceremony on Nov. 7. Finalist
Vinnie Okada was unable to attend the ceremony.