Midtown Occupational Health Services Blog

Midtown Congratulates Vanessa Peterson

Employee of the Month

By Denise Pettenger - June 5, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS 
TO
Vanessa Peterson
MIDTOWN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
May 2017
Vanessa was nominated for:
  • Being willing to help others
  • Smiling through the good and the overwhelming times
  • Keeping patient care as #1 priority
  • For going above and beyond
  • Helping with referral authorizations
  • Doing an outstanding job during rotations and completing each required task
  • Being a team player
  • Being efficient with completing a supply list
As an expression of our appreciation for being an outstanding employee, Vanessa received an Amazon gift card in the amount of $200.00.
She will also be attending the Colorado Women’s Chamber luncheon in July as Midtown’s guest.
 
Blanca Macias was nominated for being willing to help wherever she is needed.  Blanca was also mentioned in a vote stating “she is always a hard worker; this is nothing new-it’s just nice to remember her from time to time”.  Christie Sanchez was nominated for helping out with drug screens and physicals when we were shorthanded, “Love you Christie”. She was also nominated for her willingness to help find charts and physical paperwork, even when they don’t pertain to her. Christie was nominated for having a positive attitude while working under stressful situations and for offering help with reviewing charts.  Christina Rodriguez was nominated for being an awesome supervisor and for being willing to help even when she is busy herself.   She was also nominated for helping with the referral authorizations and for being a great teacher. Denise Pettenger was thanked for her hard work in the business development area. Israel Viurquez was nominated for helping out wherever he is needed and for his positive attitude.  Israel also had a client call compliment-Neal with Garney Construction called in and said that “Israel was professional during his on-site visit.  He made the employees feel comfortable, he adapted well and was an all -in-all professional”. Thank you Israel for your awesome work and how you represent Midtown.    Karina Alvarez was nominated for helping with filing the charts.   Luis Martinez was nominated multiple times “Luis has such a positive attitude, he is professional and friendly with everyone and makes Midtown an even more pleasant place to work.” He was also nominated for being a big team player who possesses a leadership attitude. “He plays a big role on the drug screen and physical side.”  Luis was also nominated for working hard- everyday.  For cleaning the fit test boxes and re-organizing them.  He was nominated for always staying busy and finding things to do and for being the best all around, hardest working employee.  Luis was also nominated for being such an amazing co-worker, always having a positive attitude and for being great with helping others.  Maritza Guzman was nominated for working hard with a smile on her face.  Monica Flores was nominated for doing her job at the front desk so well “you rock”. She was also nominated for training the new front desk personnel and for her willingness to step in a new role “growth is great”. Nina Santana was nominated for how well she takes care of the front desk, no matter how busy it is.  “Nina is a rock star!”.  Randy Moreno was nominated for helping with drug screen collections and physicals and for making sure everything is in order before the patient leaves. “You’re the Bomb”.  He was also nominated for helping out where help is needed and for having a great attitude. Sandra Bocanegra was nominated for being a team player and for being willing to help others who are falling behind, with no hesitation.   Sandra Castellano was nominated for being a great team player with an awesome personality.  “She has a great attitude with both patients and co-workers.” Also for volunteering in helping out with other tasks “Thanks Sandra C”.   Svetlana Railsback was nominated for being a great help with x-rays, for helping with drug screens without hesitation and for being a team player with the billing department.  Tanya Rickett was thanked for helping out every day with clients and helping Midtown meet their needs.
Way to go Midtown Employees-We had another fantastic Month!!!
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Midtown Congratulates Sandra Bocanegra

Employee of the Month

By Denise Pettenger - May 8, 2017

 CONGRATULATIONS 
TO
Sandra Bocanegra
MIDTOWN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
April 2017

Sandra was nominated for:
  • Managing her tasks and finding time to help others
  • Being easy to work with
  • Fast learner, hard worker with very strong work ethic
  • Being awesome
  • Sending all bills out timely
  • Having a positive attitude
  • Her impressive ability to learn quickly
  • Helping others
  • Dedication to daily tasks
  • Being extremely helpful
  As an expression of our appreciation for being an outstanding employee, Sandra received a Target gift card in the amount of $200.00. She will also be attending the Colorado Women’s Chamber luncheon in May as Midtown’s guest.
Annilu Rivera-Pillado was nominated for being a wonderful person to work with.  “Annilu is kind and always willing to learn; she is learning the front desk processes well. Blanca Macias was nominated for helping with the physical therapy billing.  “It was amazing to see how fast you learned EMR and how quickly you billed the therapy services”.   Bob Andrus was nominated for being an awesome, hardworking, dedicated worker. “He is always so helpful and has a positive attitude”. Christie Sanchez was nominated for helping out with the drug screen collections, “you’re the bomb Shortie”. Christina Rodriguez was nominated for being willing to help others, for helping an employee in her department get caught up with their tasks and for her hard work and great ideas in the Billing Department.  She was also nominated for being an awesome supervisor.  Christine Alvarado was nominated for volunteering to train the medical assistants on the new no-show process in EMR.  She was also nominated for having positive ideas and for her willingness to take on a new role.   Denise Pettenger was nominated for handling her own responsibilities along with helping Heather cover for Bob “Well Done”, also for her work on the website. Grace Roberts was nominated for her professionalism with patients and their care.  She was also nominated for stocking treatment rooms and for being a team player.    Hanna Wolinsky was nominated for her great personality and for staying positive.  She was also nominated for her communication skills with the billing department regarding the physical therapy billing. “Keep up the awesome work”.  Heather Duran was nominated for working diligently over her weekend “time off” and for being dedicated to Midtown. Jorge Torres was nominated for making sure all supplies got billed and that the bills got to the billing department.  He was also nominated for having a positive attitude, “you are a team player”.  Karina Alvarez was nominated for being positive and for her smile.   Luis Martinez was nominated for doing an awesome job with drug screens and physicals. He was also nominated for his great attitude, even when stressful situations arise.  "He has the characteristics of a leader". Maritza Guzman was nominated for handling calls that were not her responsibility “you are a great team player”.  She was also nominated for smiling through stressful situations.  Mayra Morales was nominated for checking with her team to see who needs help once she has finished her work.  Diana thanks you for helping her when she feels overwhelmed.  Mayra is another “team player”. Monica Flores was nominated as she received accolades from a patient who went to the office manager to acknowledge what a great job she is doing. Pam Clatterbuck was nominated for handling her own responsibilities along with covering for Bob and covering for Heather, “Well Done”. Randy Moreno was nominated for helping with drug screen collections, physicals and patient care when he has extra time. He was also nominated for helping out the billing department during Bob’s absence, and for his positive attitude. Sandra Castellano was nominated for her willingness to help others and for her positive disposition.  Svetlana Railsback was nominated for helping others wherever she is needed, along with completing her own work. “You are a hard worker”. Tanya Rickett was nominated for answering questions and addressing concerns from the front desk personnel “You Rock”.  Vanessa Peterson was nominated for gathering her co-workers charts when they have the day off and for starting and finishing the laundry.  Vanessa was also nominated for stocking the patient treatment rooms that are assigned to her, also stocking the other patient care rooms with gowns, exam table paper, gloves, and the 12 items required in each top drawer along with the referral paperwork and order forms . Vanessa is “a real team player”. Zahida Sultana was nominated for her positive attitude throughout the day, her great work ethic, being a team player and for helping with kitchen duty.

A nomination was also submitted for the “Injury Care Team”, as they asked for help from each other and for how the team works together to the best patient care in a timely manner.
A nomination was made for the “Drug Screen Team” and how they recognize to ask for help before it gets too backed up. That is “TEAM work”.

The entire Billing Department was nominated for working as a team by helping each other not feel so overwhelmed and for asking each other for help.  
 
Mayra Karina, Svetlana and Christie received a nomination for their smiles while helping with drug screen collections.

Pam and Olivia were nominated for working diligently on their day off and for all of their Midtown Dedication.

Denise, Heather, Pam and Olivia were nominated for their team effort during Bob’s absence, for being “perfect party planners” and for their excellent organization skills –“much appreciation”.
 
A Note to All from Shelly: Prayers have been answered as Bob is recovering and Mrs Holmboe (Tami) is recovering; both from a near death experience…Can I get an “AMEN”!!
 
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Midtown Congratulates Nina Santana

Employee of the Month

By Denise Pettenger - April 5, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS 
TO
Nina Santana
MIDTOWN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
March 2017

Nina was nominated for:
  • Being the upmost professional with both patients and co-workers
  • Always striving to do her best
  • Being such a great help to the Medical Assistants with how she handles specialty physicals
  • Working hard while training others
  • Accomplishing the work of two people, efficiently and with a smile
  • Being polite
  • Staying on top of her tasks and being organized
  • “Nina Rocks”
  • Maintaining professionalism no matter how busy we are
  • Being positive, sweet and a great help to everyone
  As an expression of our appreciation for being an outstanding employee, Nina received a Target gift card in the amount of $200.00. She will also be attending the Hispanic Chamber Foundation luncheon in April as Midtown’s guest.

Anilu Rivera-Pillado was nominated for finding dictation and charts, gathering and starting the laundry and picking up shredding. Stocking patient care rooms and helping Monica with charts. Blanca Macias was nominated for helping Christie when she was swamped “Thank you Blanca”.   Christie Sanchez was nominated twice for helping out with drug screens and physicals. “You are awesome Christie!”  Diana Roque was nominated for her hard work in the billing office and was recommended for “Employee of the Year”.  Israel Viurquez was nominated for giving his best, ALL day-EVERY day! Justin Shimkus was nominated for taking on all supervisor responsibilities when the other two supervisors were out, doing his best and for taking responsibility to correct mistakes when they happen.  Justin was also nominated for being funny, helping out with drug screens and for being available to answer questions.  Leticia Piria was nominated for her smile and being willing to help others.   Luis Martinez was nominated five times!  He was nominated for his excitement and eagerness to learn, never complaining and always ready to help.  His patience when training, “he is the best”.  Being a professional and for being warm and welcoming with patients.  Treating co-workers with respect, and for his willingness to take on additional responsibility.  He was also nominated for always being on his feet. “We are happy to have Luis on our team”. Maritza Guzman was nominated for working hard and for going above and beyond obtaining authorization for referrals. She was also nominated for helping Christie with her no-shows “Thanks Ritzy”. Monica Flores was nominated for doing her job exceptionally well and for being a pioneer with electronic medical records.  She was also nominated for her positive personality, for working hard and for checking with others to see if they need help.  Ruby Radilla was nominated for doing what she is asked without complaining or giving attitude, even if she is already busy.  She was also nominated for helping out with the drug screen and physical side when it gets super busy. Sandra Castellano was nominated for being a SUPER and great person, always being willing to help.  For helping on the drug screen and physical side and showing up early in the morning so we don’t get backed up.  She was also nominated for having a positive attitude.  Oh and…Sandra was nominated for bringing food to feed others. Vanessa Peterson was nominated multiple times! For helping with obtaining referral authorizations, for sweeping up mud from the hallway, and for helping others with a positive attitude in stressful situations.  Vanessa was also nominated for being able to multi task, going above and beyond her MA duties and taking her responsibilities to a higher level. Starting the washing machine, finding charts, organizing dictations and for helping Maritza. For sharing ideas to create efficiency and for doing what needs to be done without being asked.
Shelly Leon was recognized for helping with keeping the kitchen clean and helping with emptying the dishwasher.
Thank you Shelly!
 
We had 13 nominees this month which is evidence of how exceptional our staff is.  Thank you to all our nominees and to those who nominated them!
 

 

 
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Midtown Congratulates Ruby Radilla

Employee of the Month

By Denise Pettenger - March 3, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS 
TO
Ruby Radilla
MIDTOWN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

February 2017

Ruby was nominated for:
  • Adapting quickly to the change of working in a faster paced environment
  • Being a team player
  • Working hard at whatever she is doing
  • Helping out where she is needed and being a BIG help
  • Stepping up to the plate when she is given more responsibility
  • Excelling at assisting Dr. Holmboe
  • Being awesome
  • Helping with Drug Screens
  • Being the bomb.com
  As an expression of our appreciation for being an outstanding employee, Ruby received a VISA gift card in the amount of $200.00. She will also be attending the Colorado Women’s Chamber luncheon in March as Midtown’s guest.
Blanca Macias was nominated for always being a team player. She was also nominated for wearing many hats, from being there for clients to creating Silica protocols to notarizing paperwork.  Thank you Blanca for the tremendous job you do for Midtown. Christie Sanchez was nominated three times for having a positive attitude and for being willing to help with drug screens and physicals. “Great Job Christie!”  “You Rock!”. She was also nominated for being willing to help research situations and find paperwork. Christine Alvarado was nominated for having a positive attitude even when she is extremely busy.  She was also nominated for volunteering to take on additional responsibilities.  Diana Roque was nominated for always being busy, also for searching and finding answers on Pinnacol Claims “You are appreciated”  Israel Viurquez was nominated for working really hard, taking over and completing tasks in a timely manner and for always keeping a positive attitude. Great team player!  Thank you Israel, keep it up! JoAnna Ibarra was nominated for cleaning up the patient waiting area. Leticia Piria was nominated for helping with transfers of care, also for being a team player.  Luis Martinez was nominated for having a positive attitude and for being willing to help wherever he is needed.  Maritza Guzman was nominated for keeping a smile on her face, even when she has a heavy work load. Michelle Martinez was nominated for being a team player and helping with tasks outside of her daily responsibilities. Michael Brown was nominated for shining in his new role as Supervisor.   Monica Flores was nominated for helping others and going above and beyond her daily responsibilities.  Nina Santana was nominated for being positive and having a great attitude.  Nina’s co-workers appreciate her accepting the front desk position so that more medical support staff could be on the floor. She was also nominated for her professionalism at the front desk.    Sandra Castellano was nominated for being the BEST help when you need her. Vanessa Peterson was nominated for taking extra steps in getting claims numbers and adjuster information to expedite referrals. She was also nominated for going the extra mile.
Billing, Medical Records, Blanca Macias and Tanya Rickett were recognized for helping out at the front desk and for helping the Medical Assistants, especially during meetings.
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Midtown Congratulates Justine Shimkus

Employee of the Month

By Denise Pettenger - February 9, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS 
TO
Justin Shimkus
MIDTOWN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
January 2017

Justin was nominated for:
  • Taking time away from his lunch to help a fellow employee who was uneasy about sharing difficult news with a patient
  • Working hard day in and day out
  • Helping out wherever he is needed
  • Being awesome
  • Having a golden personality
  • A tremendous help with drug screens and physicals
  • Being willing to teach
  • His sense of humor, even on the bad days
  • Working his bum off-everyday
  • Never hesitating to help
  As an expression of our appreciation for being an outstanding employee, Justin received a  Mile High Skydiving Center gift certificate in the amount of $200.00. He will also be attending the Colorado Women’s Chamber Luncheon luncheon in February as Midtown’s guest.
Blanca Macias was nominated for helping at the front desk and lending a hand wherever needed. “You Rock Blanca!” Christie Sanchez was nominated for volunteering with moving charts to a new location. Grace Roberts was nominated for making herself available to help cover for breaks. Israel Viurquez was nominated for his positive attitude and for working with a smile-everyday! Maritza Guzman was nominated for helping with authorizations even though she is extremely busy. “Maritza you are the MVP”. She was also nominated for being a team player with a positive attitude, and for helping Shelly move charts. Mayra Morales was nominated for being a great team player-helping in any way she can in the billing department. Michelle Martinez was nominated for cleaning the patient waiting are when it was messy.  Monica Flores was nominated for being organized and professional, also for helping the medical assistants by calling them when their re-checks arrive.  Nina Santana was nominated accepting the front desk position with poise, for her dependability and for being helpful.  She was also nominated for how she shows kindness to others even though she is busy and how her smile shines through 100% of the time.  We appreciate Nina!  Randy Moreno was nominated for trudging through the snow on 1-17-17 carrying the frame for the FROM board.   Ruby Padilla was nominated for covering the front desk and asking if help is needed.  Also, for helping out other medical assistants when she was busy herself. Sandra Castellano was nominated for always going above and beyond to help others
We had a very busy month and it’s nice to see that many employees still found a way to shine through the busyness!
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