JPS Excellence Award Winners

About the JPS Excellence Award

The John Peter Smith Excellence Award recognizes and rewards the leadership of JPS teammates who consistently exemplify the JPS core values of Trust, Mutual Respect, Excellence, Integrity, Accountability and Teamwork. The award is the highest recognition a team member may receive.

These twelve team members consistently go above and beyond in their daily work, showing acts of kindness and serving in their communities while living the JPS mission. Each year, honorees are recognized during a formal dinner, where they will receive an award, certificate of recognition, and cash award.

 

2017 JPS
Excellence Winner

Position

Department

Raquel Armstrong
Raquel Armstrong, MBA, BSN, NE-BC, RNC-NIC
Clinical Manager Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Infant Hearing Screen Program
MaryAnn Contreras
Mary Ann Contreras, RN
Violence and Injury Prevention Manager Trauma Services
Alicia Coomes
Alicia Coomes, RN
DSRIP RN Health Coach Care Connections
Ruth Lewis
Ruth Lewis, LVN
LVN JPS Health Center Northeast
Patrice Milton
Patrice Milton, RN
Clinical Manager Surgical/Trauma Progressive Care Unit
Elice Ortega
Elice Ortega, PharmD
Associate Director Clinical Pharmacy Services, Outpatient Pharmacy Administration
Harry Reedy
Harry Reedy
Senior Performance Improvement Consultant Performance Excellence
Jesse Rodarte
Jesse Rodarte
Skilled Tradesman Construction
Lauri Speirs
Lauri Speirs, CNS
Stroke Coordinator Nursing Administration
Thao Tran
Thao Tran
Team Lead Cardio Progressive Care Unit
Carlos Valladares
Carlos Valladares
Supervisor, Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) Radiology
Brian Webb
Brian Webb, MD
Interim Chair Orthopedic Surgery, Acclaim Orthopedics

 

2016 JPS
Excellence Winner

Position

Department

Theresa Baird Director of Clinical Informatics Nursing Administration
Greg Fuhrmann Senior Performance Improvement Specialist Innovation and Transformation Center
Lisa Guest RN Team Lead CV Progressive Care Unit,
Frank Lonergan, MD Medical Director of the Cypress Clinic and Regional Director of the Community Health Clinics, Assistant Professor at UNTHSC Community Health Administration
Kristen Newcomer Communications Specialist / Writer Communications and Community Affairs
Barbara Russell Care Coordinator Urgent Care Center
Rebecca Reames, RN, PCCN RN Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit (P4)
Alice Borja Housekeeper Environmental Services Housekeeping
Anne Goodrich, RN, MSN Executive Director, Cardiovascular Services Cardiovascular Administration
Julie Idoine-Fries Geriatric Service Line Administrator Community Health Administration – Magnolia Health Center, Long-term Care DSRIP Project
Chad Martin RN II ICU
Jeannie Simpson Clinical Manager Skilled Nursing Unit

 

 


 

 

2015 JPS
Excellence Winner

Position

Department

Pat Alridge Executive Director Women’s Services
Robert Aston RN III ICU
Louis Bedford Director Environmental Services & Textile
Allene Brown Stroke Coordinator Nursing Administration
Tracey Brown RN Team Lead 2 South
Lexi Easter Cardiac Device Specialist Congestive Health Failure Clinic
Linda McKinney RN Team Lead Cardio Progressive Care Unit
Keith Moffett CT Technologist Computed Tomography
Sharon Stewart Clinical Applications Manager EMR Support
Christopher Wall DSRIP Project Director Virtual Behavioral Health
Daphne Young Clinical Manager II Oncology Unit
Dawn Zieger Executive Director Community Health

 

 


 

 

2014 JPS
Excellence Winner

Position

Department

Melissa Cook RN III CV Progressive Care Unit
Paul Luyinda RN II CV Progressive Care Unit
Louis Mattingly Construction Program Coordinator Construction
Diana Carroll Public Relations Manager Communications & Community Affairs
Lacey Rush HR Consultant HR Employee Experience
Bailey Brown Activity Therapist TSPE Adjunctive Therapy
Maria Martinez RN Team Lead 2 South
Tiffany Pratt Employee Experience Manager Human Resources
John Hendrix DSRIP Sr. Psych Technician Viola Pitts Psych
Angela Morgan Director of Construction Construction
Melissa Green Director of Medical Surgery Nursing Administration
Pia Walker HR Employee Experience Director HR Employee Experience