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May 13, 2024

Each year in May, TriHealth celebrates all of our team members, physicians, residents and fellows, nurses and volunteers for everything you do, every day, in every interaction with our patients, their loved ones and your fellow team members. The 2024 Healthcare Appreciation Week celebration took place from Monday, May 13 – Sunday, May 19.

Healthcare Appreciation Week, which occurs around National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, is a week-long celebration of ALL TriHealth team members no matter where you contribute – providing direct patient care, supporting behind-the-scenes, and everywhere in between.

We know that all of our extraordinary team members, physicians and volunteers are the reason our patients feel how they want to feel: seen, heard and deeply cared for. We planned a full week of activities, random drawings, gifts and prizes – and more – to celebrate YOU!

Click here to view or print the 2024 Healthcare Appreciation Week Schedule.

While Healthcare Appreciation Week is a dedicated week to celebrate our team, please know that your compassion, commitment and contributions are appreciated all year long!

A Full Week of FREE Perks to Celebrate YOU!

  • Enjoy a LaRosa’s Meal from TriHealth+. Back by popular demand, TriHealth team members, physicians and volunteers received a FREE meal voucher via email from LaRosa’s good for either one large 1-topping pizza, two hoagys, OR two Just Right Combo Meals. Vouchers were emailed to your TriHealth email address on Tuesday, May 14. Volunteers received their voucher through their primary email address on file.
  • 2024 Healthcare Appreciation T-Shirts. Congratulations to Matthew Alexander, Multimedia Designer, who submitted the winning Healthcare Appreciation t-shirt design!

Healthcare Appreciation Week Contests and Special Events

Healthcare Appreciation Week Town Hall
  • The special Town Hall was on Wednesday, May 15 at 12:00pm. If you were unable to tune in, click here to watch the recording. The winning Healthcare Appreciation t-shirt design was revealed, and the first, second and third place finalists received a gift card for their winnings.
  • 100 team members were randomly drawn to win a really cool TriHealth prize just for tuning in! Click here for a full list of winners.
  • The random winners from the Unsung Hero contest were revealed and are listed in the section below.
  • Click here to watch a short Healthcare Appreciation Week shoutout from Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene!
TriHealth Unsung Hero
  • Ahead of Healthcare Appreciation Week, we invited team members to nominate an Unsung Hero – someone whose quiet greatness is deserving of being recognized for making a difference, lending a hand, or consistently going above and beyond. We received nearly 500 nominations – a record number! Twenty random winners, and the twenty people who submitted their nomination were randomly selected and announced during the special Team Member Town Hall on Wednesday, May 15. Each winner will receive a $100 gift card.*
  • Click here to view the full list of nearly 500 Unsung Hero Nominations.
  • And the winners are...
    • Joe Case, EVS, Baldwin Nominated by David Warne
    • Patty Banks, Supervisor, TriHealth EAP/Corporate Health Nominated by Laura Jackson
    • Amy Keeler, Patient Access, MHMH Nominated by Jennifer Foulk
    • Nicole Harris, Front Office Specialist, Group Health Clifton Nominated by Dana Price
    • Areanna Stripling, Phlebotomist, BNH Nominated by Kenny Greer
    • Shari Boys, Nurse Educator, BNH Nominated by Alison Edwards
    • Danielle Turner, Medical Home Coordinator, QCP University Station Nominated by Rochelle Allen
    • Dr. Mohammad Fattal, Practice Physician, TPP – Milford, Nominated by Barbara Schmitt
    • Angel Day, RN, HOC, East Inpatient Care Center Nominated by Katherine Stamm
    • Barbara Berenz, Nurse Manager, HOC, Blue Ash Inpatient Care Center Nominated by Cher Litchfield
    • Marthlowe Formoso, Charge RN, GSH Nominated by Jessica Deaton
    • Scott Cornwell, Inpatient Care Unit RN, Bethesda Butler Nominated by Chrissie Novak
    • Arnetta Davis, EVS, GSH Nominated by Jenine Mouch
    • Vaceisa Bryers, Phlebotomist, Good Sam Western Ridge Nominated by Rachel Woodside
    • Christine Shamoon, Phlebotomist, MHMH Nominated by Jessica Craig
    • Mary Downing, Perioperative Services, BNH Nominated by Robin Kenney
    • Reva (Lynn) Rikas, FANS, Bethesda Butler Nominated by Mike Toppin
    • Kimberly Link-Albers, Corporate Education Specialist Nominated by Stacey Dunsmore
    • Peggy Wertz, Office Coordinator, THI Vein Center Nominated by Amy Perkinson
    • Tamela Pollack, Athletic Trainer, GSH Nominated by Melonie Haney
Share Your Appreciation
  • All week long, you could send an Appreciation Station eCard to recognize and celebrate fellow team members, physicians and leaders. Those who sent an eCard between Monday, May 13 and Sunday, May 19 were entered to win one of ten $100 gift cards*.
  • And the winners are...
    • Chris Waid
    • Dawanna Adams
    • Stacia Redslob
    • Jeri Manning
    • Carmecia Thomas
    • Megan Barrett
    • Julie Bricking
    • Nazir Shaik
    • Yolanda Gordon
    • Kamill Karla Buenavides-Allen
Show Off Your TriHealth Spirit
  • Between Monday, May 13 and Sunday, May 19 you submitted photos of you and your team showing off your TriHealth spirit as you celebrated Healthcare Appreciation Week. Each team member who emailed a photo had a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards*.
  • Click here to view a photo gallery of the Show Off Your TriHealth Spirit submissions including photos captured by senior leaders and others while rounding throughout the system this past week! 
  • And the winners are...
    • Angie Wise
    • Arneisha Jordan
    • Cassandra Perkins
    • Constance Zimmer
    • Denise Winters
TriHealth Trivia
  • Between Monday, May 13 and Sunday, May 19, team members had the opportunity to test their knowledge of TriHealth Trivia with this quick quiz. Those who participated were entered in a random drawing to win one of five $100 gift cards*. 
  • And the winners are...
    • Jennifer Gabel
    • Sandra Koutny
    • Asmaa Oudabachi
    • Melissa Mintkenbaugh
    • Benjamin Addo-Kumi



*Gift cards are taxable. According to the IRS, gift cards given to employees are considered cash equivalent items. Like cash, gift cards must be included in an employee's taxable income, regardless of the gift card amount.
+To be eligible, you must be employed by the legal entity TriHealth, Inc. and hired on or before May 13, 2024, or have actively volunteered in 2023 or 2024.

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I did look on the 500 unsung heroes list...found someone in our department. Wish you had sent her an email (and all of them) to let them know they were nominated. Had I not looked, she would never have known.
Posted by: Karen Meyers on May 20, 2024
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I did look on the 500 unsung heroes list...found someone in our department. Wish you had sent her an email (and all of them) to let them know they were nominated. Had I not looked, she would never have known.
Posted by: Karen Meyers on May 20, 2024
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What a fun way to Celebrate HealthCare Appreciation Week!
Posted by: Barbara Schmitt on May 17, 2024
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Happy Healthcare Appreciation Week everyone!
Posted by: Rebecca Tolliver on May 15, 2024
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