Kankakee resident Jackie Fedrow was presented with the Presence Health H.O.P.E Award in Chicago on November 6, 2015. Fedrow, a Social Worker at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, was among 18 Presence Health System H.O.P.E. Award recipients recognized at ceremony held at the W Chicago Hotel.
“Jackie is a tireless and extremely hard worker,” said Fedrow’s supervisor and nominator Pete LaMotte, PSMH Director of Social Services. “She is sought after to provide her input on a multitude of issues whether on the nursing units, within the department and hospital committees. Jackie represents PSMH, her department and profession like no other.”
Presence Health launched the employee recognition program, the H.O.P.E. awards, to celebrate the health system’s values in action: Honesty, Oneness, People and Excellence. The H.O.P.E. awards recognize employees who exemplify Presence Health Values through their daily work with patients, residents and colleagues, and also serve as respected role models in their communities.
Fedrow is often mentioned by patients and families for her positive impact and compassion. She also impressed through her work developing a safe discharge plan. She received a $500 cash prize and overnight stay at the W Hotel following the presentation.
“The H.O.P.E. Award is the highest recognition of our Presence Health core values, and I am so proud of Jackie for demonstrating these values to her colleagues and patients each and every day,” said Kathleen Rhine, Regional President & CEO, Presence Health South Suburban Region. “Jackie joins our past H.O.P.E. nominees and recipients who have set a high standard of care and compassion at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital.”
PSMH H.O.P.E. Award winner Jackie Fedrow with Don White, the 2014 recipient,and Kathleen Rhine, Regional President & CEO of the Presence Health South Suburban Region
About Presence St. Mary’s Hospital
Presence St. Mary’s Hospital is a 186-bed acute care facility with a Level II Emergency/Trauma Center. Presence St. Mary’s Hospital serves Kankakee and the surrounding counties, is a designated Primary Stroke Center, and has received Full Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. PSMH has also received national awards for Patient Safety, was named to the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Hospitals and to the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by WomenCertified Inc., home of the Women’s Choice Award. Visit PSMH online at www.presencehealth.org/stmarys-kankakee.
About Presence Health
Created in November 2011, Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois. With over 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence health has 20,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of $2.6 billion.