Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Human Resources Generalist Jody Rau of Crosslake was recognized as an “I Care” Ambassador Saturday for the care and compassion she provides to employees and others. She was honored at the organization’s annual holiday celebration.
A member of CRMC’s staff the past 19 years, Rau was nominated for always being willing to help others and the organization with her support.
Her nominators stated, “Jody is an ambassador for CRMC with the work she does with new staff and employees. We look up to her as a mentor and co-worker. Jody never turns down the opportunity to help and is looked up to for knowledge in all areas. She is consistent in her actions and someone you can count for sincere advice.”
Other nominees included Occupational Therapist Laura Amundson of Brainerd, Physician Recruiter Todd Bymark of Baxter, Surgery Information Technology Support Coordinator Peggy Forstner of Crosby, Emergency Department Case Manager/Community Paramedic/Respiratory Therapist Jana Keefe of Brainerd, Clinic Certified Medical Assistant Laurie Murphy of Brainerd, HomeHealth Partnership Social Worker Kim Oleson of Pequot Lakes, Physical Therapy Aide Russ Philstrom of Emily, and Ward Secretary Jean Starkka of Crosslake.
CRMC’s “I Care” Award was established in 2013 to recognize employees who consistently provide compassionate care, a personal touch, and true caring. Those selected have demonstrated excellence in CRMC’s values of ICARE: inspiring, community involvement, approachable, relationships, and excellence. Other recipients were Receptionist Teddi Miehlke of Deerwood, Pre-op Education Nurse Joyce Gindorff of Crosby, Receptionist Judy Oestreich of Garrison, Facilities Engineer Jared Monson of Deerwood and Business Office Lead Pat Glenz of Crosby.