Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center named Amber Rushton of Salida
its third-quarter TRAC STAR at a hospital ceremony on Oct. 30.
TRAC STAR is an acronym for the core values that guide HRRMC employee performance:
teamwork, recognition, attitude, customer service, safety, talent, accountability
and respect. The TRAC STAR award recognizes outstanding employees and
is presented quarterly.
Rushton is a registered medical assistant who works as a coordinator in
HRRMC’s Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center. She was praised by her
co-workers as “a natural ‘quiet’ leader” who “willingly
goes ‘above and beyond’ and is not satisfied with ‘good
enough.’ She demonstrates her compassion with each patient and takes
responsibility for patients’ experiences with our practice…‘Customer
first’ could be her motto.”
Rushton has also been repeatedly recognized as “Best Nurse/Best Medical
Assistant” in the Best of Salida awards.
Hospital CEO Bob Morasko presented her 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 other two finalists for the quarterly award,
Lori Kramer and Carol “CJ” Johnson, both of Salida.
Kramer, a scheduling coordinator in the Cardiopulmonary Department, was
described as “the most positive person I have met” with a
“whatever it takes attitude” by her nominator.
Johnson, a certified physician assistant in the Oncology Clinic, was recognized
by her nominator as “an amazing physician assistant…Her knowledge
and years of experience have been extremely beneficial to our department.
We are lucky to have her.”
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 finalists and winner.
All finalists are eligible to be named TRAC STAR of the Year.