POTSDAM -- St. Lawrence Health System has named three Canton-Potsdam Hospital employees of the quarter. Kallie Barnes, Tina Clark, and Dawn Ferguson were nominated by their peers to receive this honor.
Kallie Barnes, RN, BSN joined the hospital in 2015 on the maternity floor where she’s been praised for her leadership, professionalism, and discretion. Patients commented on the excellent care they received under her watch, especially that she stayed with them throughout the night to ensure their comfort.
“Kallie’s unassuming and gentle nature belies the breadth and depth of her professional maturity, her leadership capabilities, her analytical skills, her patient-centered focus, her collaborative, team spirit, and her unwavering commitment to quality care and the safety of the patients and families she cares for,” said Barbara Wallace, maternity floor director.
“She contributes greatly to the advancement of the professional practice of nursing in obstetrics and newborn care thru the utilization of nursing research and best practices. She inspires us all to be the very best for each other, our colleagues, and most importantly, the patients and families we serve,” said Wallace.
Tina Clark was hired with the hospital in 2003 and has covered in the fields of laundry, housekeeping, environmental services, and courier since joining. She is celebrated by her peers and administration for her attention to detail, especially within patient care areas and off-site events. She upholds high standards in her work to ensure quality and safety for our patients.
“Tina is a very dependable and committed employee. She often receives commendations from staff members and patients recognizing her thoughtful nature,” said Mike Reynolds, director of environmental services.
“When completing her work in any area, she asks if there is anything else that is needed. After completing her own responsibilities, she helps other assigned areas. She is a dedicated and loyal employee; an integral part of our health care team; and makes a very positive difference in everyone’s day,” said Reynolds.
Dawn Ferguson, began her career at the hospital in 2000 as a pharmacy technician. She later accepted the position of technician supervisor, and most recently, medication history coordinator. Her colleagues highlight her attention to detail and thoughtful recording of medications, especially those that patients bring from home.
“Dawn is a very reliable employee that takes her work seriously to ensure patients’ medications are accurate. She is an asset to the team and displays leadership qualities in her role as a medication history coordinator. We are all very grateful to have Dawn as part of the team,” said David Sogoian, RPh, director of pharmacy.
Barnes, Clark, and Ferguson were joined in celebration by colleagues and peers. Each was given a dish garden, chamber gift certificates, CPH gift shop gift certificates, a memento pin, and a designated parking space for the next three months.