14 Mar OMC Recognizes Employee Health Team Members
Pictured (top, from left): Jon Critchfield, Kate Villella, RN, Steven Canepa; (bottom, from left): Madison Hiser, Angel Shaw, Olivia Due (not pictured): Bonnie Rathford, RN
Olympic Medical Center’s Jennifer Burkhardt, chief human resource officer and general counsel, and Heather Delplain, director of human resources, along with the OMC Board of Commissioners, recently recognized seven OMC Employee Health team members.
OMC’s Employee Health team has worked countless hours over the past two years managing employee COVID symptom screenings, exposure reporting, testing, contact tracing, N-95 mask fit testing, vaccination tracking, and much more. “They play a vital role in keeping the hospital and clinics safe environments for the people within during the pandemic,” said Burkhardt.
Burkhardt and Delplain presented the awards to the following seven team members:
- Jon Critchfield, Employee Health Supervisor
- Kate Villella, RN, Employee Health Nurse
- Bonnie Rathod, RN, Employee Health Nurse, Front Street Clinic
- Steven Canepa, Employee Health/Human Resources Assistant
- Olivia Due, Employee Health/Human Resources Assistant
- Angel Shaw, Employee Health/Human Resources Assistant
- Madison Hiser, Employee Health/Human Resources Assistant
Jon Critchfield leads the team as the Employee Health supervisor. Over his years at OMC, Jon has always had the best interests of his team in mind. “Jon is thoughtful, kind, and strongly committed to the integrity of the work Employee Health performs,” said Burkhardt.
Kate Villella, RN, Employee Health nurse, is known for going above and beyond. “Her expert organizational skills and readiness to step in where needed makes her invaluable to the team,” remarked Delplain.
Registered Nurse Bonnie Rathod, a per diem Employee Health nurse at the OMC Front Street Clinic, consistently makes herself available to help when it’s most needed. “Bonnie has been a lifesaver for us,” said Burkhardt. “She is incredibly generous with her time and knowledge and is ready to help out whenever needed.”
Steven Canepa, Employee Health/Human Resources assistant, is a “delightful addition to the Employee Heath team and keeps everyone motivated and positive,” said Delplain. Steven recently took the lead working with employees out on COVID-related preclusions on timecards, putting in extra hours to ensure staff is paid in a timely manner.
Seen as “exceptionally bright, talented and genuine,” Olivia Due, Employee Health/Human Resources assistant, keeps track of important data and information, allowing the department to run smoothly.
Angel Shaw, Employee Health/Human Resources assistant, took on OMC’s N-95 mask fit testing, ensuring correct fits and embodying OMC’s value of safety for staff, providers and patients. Additionally, “Angel’s calming presence has been a most welcome addition to our team,” said Burkhardt.
The leadership team was especially thankful to Employee Health/Human Resources assistant Madison Hiser for being “a great team member who is positive, cheerful and a dedicated hard worker.”
“While each of the responsibilities this team juggles every day are critically important and well managed, what we would like to acknowledge the most is the patience and excellent service the team delivers as they communicate with employees,” said Delplain. “Thank you, Employee Health team, for all that you do.”