Sue Steinke of Ironton, who works at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Business Office, on Saturday received the organization’s Trophy Fish of the Year Award for going above and beyond caring for a fellow employee.
She gave a co-worker her personal money to fix a vehicle tire. The employee’s husband was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and they needed to drive to the Mayo Clinic for treatment. Steinke overhead the other employee talking about how she had no money at the time to get a tire fixed and offered to help her without being asked so she would have a safe trip.
“Sue is such a wonderful and caring person,” her nominator wrote. “I am asking that she be recognized for such a caring and wonderful gesture.”
A member of CRMC’s staff the past five years, Steinke holds an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology from Central Lakes College. She has also held positions at the Brainerd School District’s Media Department and Graphic Packaging.
Other nominees for the annual award included Mary Dehning of Aitkin, Amanda Fort of Crosby, Barb Genereux of Crosslake, Kelly Hagestuen of Aitkin, Jon Hendrickson of Sauk Rapids, Kenny Oskey of Brainerd, Jennie Sorenson of Brainerd and Monica Paul of Riverton.