Each month, Via Christi recognizes a Difference Maker, an employee who goes the extra mile to make life better for patients, families or colleagues. Here are recent recipients who are working to Be the Difference at Via Christi:
Susie Ternes, an audiologist, was inspired to be an audiologist at an early age by watching the journey of her brother, who is deaf.
Gloria Meyer, a 50-year employee of Via Christi, has seen a lot of changes during her five decades in health care but continues to learn and inspire her colleagues.
A group of dedicated volunteers creates special post-surgery gift items for women who undergo breast cancer treatment through Via Christi Breast Care Services.
Edna Lopez, who works at the Gift Shop at the hospital on St. Francis, recently prayed with a patient at the request of a woman who couldn’t be there to care for her ailing grandmother.
Carolyn Koehn, director of safety management and environmental services, keeps up on the latest research in her field. That’s how she learned using bleach wipes to clean hospital rooms can dramatically decrease the risk of a particular type of infection – and got a new cleaning protocol implemented in less than a week.