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These past 12 weeks we have highlighted healthcare workers in the community that have continued to serve the public during these challenging times. To show appreciation, we featured these workers on NBC5 News and each one received a $50 gift card!

During this campaign, we recognized:

Travis Strickland Providence Hospital. “He has faced many health issues himself the past few years and it has never once stopped him from being there to help others. Through the pandemic and all. He has never once complained about a single thing. He is kind, caring and compassionate and loves what he does. He also uses his free time from work to volunteer for search and rescue. He is a true hero ❤️”

Debra Torossian Options for Southern Oregon, Grants Pass (Hillside Location). “This worker is a mental health care worker who at the beginning of Covid (2020), Remained working in the field going to those in need within our community, providing needed services mental health guidance and went as far as to establish home deliveries with her own vehicle to those who were unable to get food. This individual along with dedicating so much time to our community also was attending school to get her masters’ degree in psychology, where she now continues to provide services as a mental health therapist. Many individuals have benefited from her kind heart and her selfless efforts to help them get through the scariest part of Covid, by visiting them in their home.”

Patrick Sather Asante Pharmacy. “Patrick has been an extremely hard worker working very long hours! He has been COVID positive twice and still couldn’t wait to get back to work! He will bike or walk to work every day despite the weather!”

Brent Sharpe Providence Medical Center and also at Asante. “Brent is hard working and dedicated to caring for patients with amazing compassion and kindness. He works long hours to be there for people in their hour of need and truly cares about his community and job. He is a genuine hero.”

Jacob Wright Sky Lakes Medical Center. “Jacob (Jake) is one of the most reliable people I have ever met, always ready for the call in to the hospital, ready to help in whatever way he can as a sterile processor. Sterile processing is one of the unseen, yet extremely important occupations that makes the hospital run efficiently, effectively, and hygienic. Without people like him there would be no way to cleanly perform basic functions in healthcare. Thank you for everything you do!”

Tammi Kellington Rogue Valley Manor. “As a child that was adopted it meant the world to me to have Tammi and her husband take me in without them I wouldn’t be the man I am today as a healthcare worker admire the love and care that she gives to her residence going above and beyond most people will never imagine.”

Michelle Frazier Jackson County Fire District 3 Community Care Provider. “Having to choose only one, Michelle is the care partner we have worked with the longest. Each of the Community Care Providers have been Excellent. My father, 86 years old, in a wheelchair, and living with Parkinson’s is pretty much house bound. Michelle a Paramedic has stepped in with monitoring him after falls or when he was released from the hospital. She helped us obtained services and medical equipment and conferred with his physician making it possible for him to stay in his home. Not only seeing to his medical, she is very compassionate and really cares about the overall wellbeing of her clients.”

Tanya Phillips Jackson County Health Department. “Tanya Phillips has been working above and beyond since the beginning of the Pandemic.  Serving the community with supporting mass vaccinations events, monitoring the data and keeping the public up to date on the COVID-19 trends and guidelines.  All this while maintaining her regular duties such as operating the syringe exchange and substance abuse prevention programs. This community owes a lot to Tanya for her long-standing dedication and commitment.”

Ashli Hood Asante Helen K Spears Cancer Center. “This healthcare worker puts her heart into her work and her patients love her. Ashli listens to her patient’s needs while coordinating appointments so patients have less stress during their treatments. She puts in long hours so patients get the care they need.  This healthcare worker is a team player, helping coworkers when she can.   Ashli is married and a loving mother to 4 wonderful children. Even with her long days, she makes time for their sports events, cuddle time or other activities.  Family is important to her.”

Dr. Adrian Sue Asante Family Medicine – Black Oak. “Dr. Sue is a one-in-a-million primary care physician.  His personability and genuine care/concern for his patients, as people, is second to none and is more than deserving of recognition!”

Greg Conway Southern Oregon Pediatrics. “Dr. Conway has been my kids’ pediatrician for the last 12 years. He is truly phenomenal when it comes to treating kids. He takes his time with each patient and listens to their concerns as well as the parents instead of dismissing them. He gives medical advice without being pushy and lets the parents and child make the decision that is right for them. He treats the patient as a whole instead of just the medial reason they are being seen. He takes time to get to know the family so that he has the full scope of family history. He fully encompasses what we were looking for when we picked our pediatrician.”

Heidi Jones Providence Emergency Services. “Heidi has worked tirelessly during the pandemic and beyond to meet the needs of our community members that seek care in the Emergency Department. Heidi is always innovative, finding new ways to improve flow and processes. If you are sick or injured Heidi makes sure you receive the care you need, she is always on top of everything and thinking ahead. Heidi puts others first and is always going above and beyond to help in any way she can. Heidi deserves every bit of recognition she receives. I honor this amazing nurse and am so proud to work with her!”

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