Reil receives statewide Health Care Employee Recognition honor

There is something new everyday. “My favorite part is meeting the diverse amount of patients we care for,” said Jenna Reil of Eagle River, Admitting Representative at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. Reil started her career in the medical field after different experiences she encountered at different medical facilities.

“I’ve been treated well in certain medical facilities, as well as poorly. I decided I wanted to be a person that was happy, positive and understanding with the patients,” said Reil in her essay. “I feel these qualities are very important in making patients comfortable. Working for Ministry Health Care has taught me how precious life is.”

Reil and 53 other health care employees from across the state were honored by the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s (WHA) annual Employee Pride Recognition Program. The program is designed to celebrate the health care workforce and recognize their “truly amazing” contributions to the health of their communities, according to WHA President Steve Brenton.

“People who work in hospitals are among Wisconsin’s most dedicated and valuable employees. It takes special people to care for others and our communities are richer, safer and healthier places to live because of these professionals,” Brenton said. “Whether they are on the front lines, or supporting those who deliver patient care, every health care employee helps improve the health status in the community where they live and work.”

Employees were asked to describe what led them to choose a health occupation. Hundreds of health care employees submitted essays. A committee at each health care facility selected the winning essay, and that person was honored by the WHA, a membership organization that advocates for the ability of its members to provide high quality health care services to Wisconsin communities.

The recognition program is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration, and the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives.

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