Sanford Health honors Worthington employees
Tracy Hasting receives the Star Performance Award
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota —Tracy Hastings, a patient access representative at Sanford Worthington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic, received the Star Performance Award earlier this month at a Sanford Health nursing recognition event in Sioux Falls.
The Star Performance Award recognizes an individual who, though not a nurse, has helped the profession of nursing advance safe, reliable, patient-centered care, by demonstrating significant partnership to the nursing profession and improvement to the healthcare environment for staff, nurses and patients.
Hastings stepped outside of her job responsibilities this past year by helping with COVID testing. She spent several cold, windy and hot days outside checking patients in for testing. She does all of this with a smile on her face and kindness in her voice.
The Sanford Worthington plant maintenance and repair team was also recognized for their role in keeping facilities functioning safely and effectively during the course of the past year. They were honored with the Friend of Nursing Award, which recognizes an individual or group who, though not a nurse, has demonstrated significant contributions to the nursing profession, the work environment of the health care team and the Sanford Health organization.
Tom Winter and his team quickly accomplished every task and innovation they were tasked with in assisting the nursing team to prepare for and care for COVID patients.
National Nurses Week is acknowledged by health care organizations and the American Nurses Association annually.