courtesy Nathan Johnson, Communications Coordinator, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
Two Avera caregivers from Creighton, Amy Borgmann, PA-C, and Sarah Fanta, CNA, were honored as nominees for state awards.
Amy Borgmann, Physician’s Assistant at Avera Medical Group Creighton, will be honored Oct. 23 in Lincoln, Neb., at the Nebraska Hospital Association Annual Convention, as a nominee for the Caring Kind Award. Sarah Fanta, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Avera Creighton Care Centre, was nominated for the Health Care Hero Award with the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association.
“Avera congratulates these caregivers for their local and state recognition, and thanks them for their dedication to patients and residents,” said Jen Poppen, CEO of Avera Creighton.
For 36 years, Nebraska hospitals have paid tribute to their finest employees at the annual Caring Kind Awards Luncheon, where Borgmann will be recognized this year. Hundreds of family, friends and coworkers gather to celebrate health care employees who exemplify caring, compassion and service excellence. Nebraska Hospital Association members from across the state recognize recipients from within their respective institutions to be recognized at the Caring Kind luncheon, the grand finale of the NHA Annual Convention. The recipients of this prestigious award have gone above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate compassion for patients, cooperation with coworkers and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities.
In addition to working at the clinic, Borgmann also takes calls in the Emergency Room at Avera Creighton Hospital. She was nominated for this award by fellow co-workers and selected by a committee. Borgmann consistently delivers professional, compassionate care to her patients. The needs of her patients are always her top priority and she treats each individual as the most important person. She is thoughtful, caring and friendly, and this extends to her coworkers. She is always sincere and focuses on the health and well-being of her patients.
Fanta was honored as a Health Care Hero Award nominee at the NNFA’s annual banquet Sept. 30 in La Vista, Neb.
The Health Care Hero Award recognizes staff who contribute to the positive well-being of residents and morale in the facility, show creativity in their work, perform above the call of duty, display leadership, encourage teamwork, and contribute to quality care in the facility.
Fanta is known for her cheerful, comforting presence. She goes the extra mile to make Avera Creighton Care Centre a welcoming place, for example, bringing her children to visit residents, singing for residents, praying or talking with residents to comfort them, bringing Catholic communion to residents with her husband, or giving residents rides to church. She helps her coworkers by being willing to come in and cover extra shifts when needed, even at the last minute, and has been known to come back to the facility after her shift to care for residents.