Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center named Molli Buchanan of Salida
TRAC STAR at a hospital ceremony on Oct. 28.
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.
Buchanan currently serves as a CNA/unit coordinator in the Medical/Surgical
“When Molli joined our team, she immediately stood out as a valuable
employee… She is self-motivated, holds herself and others to high
standards, and is one of the friendliest faces you will ever meet. Molli
often effortlessly slides into a CNA role while working as unit coordinator
to assist with patient care on busy days,” said one of her department
managers, Amber Linza. “Her co-workers commend her frequently for
her flexibility and willingness to help patients and teammates alike…
Molli truly does embody our TRAC STAR qualities, and we are so grateful
for her outstanding work ethic and contributions to our unit.”
According to the employee who nominated Buchanan for TRAC STAR, “Molli
graciously greets all co-workers, visitors, families and patients and
makes them feel welcome.”
Buchanan was awarded a $200 gift check, a 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 café.
Hospital VP Business Development Peter Edis acknowledged the other two
award finalists: Kurt Sedlacek, a Salidan and a courier at HRRMC, and
Tom O’Brien, a Hartsel resident and a charge nurse in the Emergency
Sedlacek’s nominator said that Sedlacek cares about the hospital’s
patients and recently walked with a disoriented patient until she was
within eyesight of where she needed to be.
O’Brien was acknowledged for being welcoming to his co-workers and
patients. “Tom always provides outstanding care to his patients
to ensure they are as comfortable as they can be in an emergent situation,”
said his nominator.
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.