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Ron Bobo honored as Hospital TRAC STAR

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center named Ron Bobo of Salida its TRAC STAR of the first quarter at a hospital ceremony on April 25. TRAC STAR is an acronym for the core values that guide HRRMC employee performance: teamwork, recognition, attitude, customer service, safety, talent, accountability and respect.Salida hospital CEO Bob Morasko congratulates Ron Bobo, TRAC STAR of the first quarter, and finalist Kayla Jimerson at a hospital ceremony on April 25

Bobo joined HRRMC's Environmental Services staff in 2010. "If there were a TRAC STAR of the millennia, I would happily nominate Ron," wrote the employee who recommended him for the award. "He always has a great attitude, remembers everyone by name and is an exceedingly pleasant person. Countless times I have seen him stay late to make sure that all of his duties are completed and he never complains."

Hospital CEO Bob Morasko presented Bobo with a $200 gift check, a fleece jacket with the hospital's TRAC logo, and a certificate to be professionally photographed. A plaque with his photo will be displayed in the hospital café.

Morasko also acknowledged the two other finalists for the quarterly award, Medical/Surgical Department's Annette Barela and Dietary's Kayla Jimerson.

Barela, a Leadville resident, "easily moves between roles as CNA (certified nursing assistant) and ward secretary daily or minute-by-minute," according to her nominator. "Annette's positive outlook and attitude lifts the energy of the people around her and makes her patients feel better as well."

Jimerson, who lives in Nathrop, is cross-trained in all of the dietary positions. "Kayla is happy to help fill in where needed, no matter the position or shift…(she) moves from one to another with ease and confidence," wrote the staff member who nominated 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 three finalists and the winner. All finalists are eligible to be named TRAC STAR of the Year.