Salida, Colo.-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center named Laura Marcello of Poncha
Springs its 2015 TRAC STAR of the Year at a hospital ceremony on Feb.
29. Marcello was selected by her co-workers in a staff-wide vote from
a field of 10 TRAC STAR finalists.
TRAC STAR is an acronym for the core values that guide employee performance:
teamwork, recognition, attitude, customer service, safety, talent, accountability
A support technician in the Imaging Department, Marcello has worked at
HRRMC for more than 15 years. She was praised by the co-worker who nominated
her for providing the "best customer service," as well as having
strong organizational skills, a respectful attitude, and a willingness
to greet everyone with a smile. Marcello was also recognized in 2005 as
a TRAC STAR of the Quarter.
CEO Bob Morasko presented her with a $1,000 check and a certificate to
be professionally photographed. A plaque with her photo will be displayed
in the hospital café.
Morasko also recognized the two runners-up for TRAC STAR of the Year, Debbie
Eggleston of Howard and Ann Croghan of Salida. Each received a $250 check.
Eggleston joined the hospital staff in 1983 and worked for many years as
a registered nurse in the Emergency Department before transferring to
the Education Department. In December 2015, she completed her Master of
Science in Nursing Education at Regis University and received the Award
for Nursing Excellence at her pinning ceremony.
Croghan, a pelvic floor physical therapist who began working in HRRMC's
Rehabilitation Department in 2014, was recognized for the service she
provides to women in the hospital's Family Birthing Center. She consults
with women during pregnancy and postpartum, helping them prepare for the
birth, exercise safely, and deal with issues such as incontinence or pain.
During the hospital ceremony, Morasko acknowledged the other 2015 TRAC
STAR of the Year finalists: Monica Hutson, Jaime Holmes, Sherry Garritson,
Diane Karis, Tyler Stinson, Mike Madden and Roxanne Clark.
HRRMC employees may nominate any of their colleagues for the TRAC STAR
award. Each quarter, members of the hospital's Communications Team
review the nominations, and then cast individual ballots to determine
the TRAC STAR of the Quarter and two additional finalists.
All 12 finalists are eligible to be named TRAC STAR of the Year. Only 10
finalists vied for this year's award because one nominee was a finalist
in two different quarters and another nominee has left employment with