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Employee of the Quarter

One of our Difference Makers recognitions, the EOQ recognizes an exceptional employee who exemplifies the WNH Circle of Care Standards of Performance. These employees are respected at all levels and display a cooperative and supportive attitude while actively contributing to the hospital’s mission to provide the best healthcare and community service possible.

When will it be awarded?

Once a quarter. Nominations will be accepted on an ongoing basis. The Employee of the Quarter will be announced in the Exchange newsletter.

Who can be nominated?

Any William Newton Hospital employee

Who nominates?

Employees are nominated by their peers

What does the Employee of the Quarter receive?

  • A plaque
  • Opportunity to park in a special parking place
  • $100 check
  • Lunch with the Board of Trustees
  • Photo on Employee of the Quarter wall of fame
  • Recognition at the WNH Employee Christmas party
  • Recognition on William Newton Hospital social media

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Current Employee of the Quarter

Veronica Ray

Veronica Ray
3rd Quarter 2018

Veronica began working for WNH in December 2012 as the Administrative Assistant/Biller in Home Health. 

Her nomination states: “Veronica is the sunshine of the Home Health Department, always with a positive and upbeat attitude. Patients frequently comment how much they enjoy talking with her as she genuinely cares about their needs and goes above and beyond to help. Veronica has been the rock of Home Health during staffing transitions over the past few years. She is always willing to help educate staff on department processes, train on department procedures and provide constructive feedback all while being a supportive cheerleader. Veronica carries her role in a timely, accurate, professional and efficient manner. Most recently, she has willingly taken on the endeavor of learning the OASIS documentation to help the department maximize profitability and staff efficiency.

Aside from all she does for Home Health, Veronica is an active member of the Wellness Committee. WNH is fortunate to have an employee as dedicated, passionate and kind as Veronica.”

All Employee of the Quarter Honorees


Veronica Ray, William Newton Home Health
Wes Turner, PA, Cedar Vale Rural Health Clinic
Anthony Hann, Maintenance


Shannon Umberger, Med/Surg
Tammy Thomas, Environmental Services
Susan Meyer, Ambulatory Care
Erin Champlin, Obstetrics
Kristi Powers, House Supervisor
Echo Vaden, Nursing Service Administration
James McDermott, Cedar Vale Rural Health Clinic
Kara Goff, Accounting

Danny Sisk, Maintenance
Krista Russell, Purchasing
Jennifer Urban, Laboratory
Sue German, Respiratory

Marcia Magnus, Cedar Vale Rural Health Center
Oum Khuesy, Environmental Services
Megan Welty, Business Office
Georgia Harjo, Med/Surg

Leon DeVoe, Maintenance
Charlene Weakley, Moline Rural Health Clinic
Brenda Spears, Central Supply
Kaydee Johnson, WNH Foundation

Patrick Fromm, Dietary
Nanci Richardson, 2nd East
Debbie Marrs, Obstetrics
Sheila Dawson, Dietary

Sara Denly, Nursing Service
Dena Artherton, Rehabilitation Services
Valarie Griffin, Central Supply
Shirley Wege, Ambulatory Care

Melanie Burnett, Emergency Room
Doreen Kelley, Diagnostic Imaging
Lorane Voss, Pharmacy
Peggy Stalnaker, Foundation

Charlene Archer, Obstetrics
Cindy Anglemyer, Intensive Care Unit
Mike Heaton, Diagnostic Imaging
Renee' Vargas, Health Information

Debbie Stone, Rural Health
Debbie Hockenbury, Accounting
Donna Venable, Purchasing
Kathy Strom, Diabetes Education

Brenda Smith, Clinical Laboratory
Amy Bailey, Admissions
Kelly Wasson, 2nd East
Tina Wheeler, 2nd East

Kelle Thompson, Pharmacy
Betty Servidor, Clinical Laboratory
Debbie Pettigrew, Health Information
Marlene Finney, Nursing Service

Beverly Tolle, Rural Health Clinics
Jim Stoabs, Maintenance
Shanell Kohpay, Nursing Service
Sheila Knapp, Business Office

Linda Swisher, Dietary
Lee Shufflebarger, Diagnostic Imaging
Cheryl Brock, Education
Susan Swanson, Nursing Service

Bill Gillig, Business Office
Mike Hutchinson, Maintenance
Martha Preboth, Nursing Service
Brenda Davis, Tallgrass Rural Health Clinic

Ray German, Respiratory Services
Amy Soto, Surgery
Roseann Livingston, Materials Management
Rhonda Harding, Home Health Services

Aaron Pegorsch, Maintenance
Debbie Hedges, Human Resources
Karen Adamson, Nursing Service
Faye Melton, Cedar Vale Rural Clinic

Judy Hefley, Nursing Service
David Scott, Dietary
Kristie Ball, Nursing Service
Terri Browning, Nursing Service

Barbara Humpert, Nursing Service
Justin Waite, Winfield Area EMS
Diane Klinkon, Nursing Service
Jeanice Shimon, Dietary