Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Phlebotomist Golda Donnelly of Ironton was recognized this week as an “I Care” Ambassador for the care and compassion she provides to patients, employees, and others.
A member of CRMC’s staff the past 22 years, Donnelly is being distinguished for always being willing to help others and the organization with her support.
Her nominator stated, “Golda inspires all around her with her positive energy and compassion. She takes great pride in her work and demonstrates that when training new employees. Golda is deeply involved in our community. She does weekly outreach phlebotomy work by going to Aitkin Health Services, Heartwood, Hallett, and Whitefish on the Lakes. The residents adore her and appreciate her skill, compassion, and time. Golda is so approachable—she has a kind aura that people naturally open up to. Patients and residents trust her with personal stories and feelings. They look forward to her visits even though it’s for a blood draw. Patients request her because of her skill and confidence. She has a magical touch that turns frowns upside down. Golda demonstrates excellence in every encounter!”
CRMC’s “I Care” Award was established in 2013 to recognize employees who consistently provide compassionate care, a personal touch, and true caring. Those selected have demonstrated excellence in CRMC’s values of ICARE: inspiring, community involvement, approachable, relationships, and excellence. Other recipients were Receptionist Teddi Miehlke of Deerwood, Pre-op Education Nurse Joyce Gindorff of Crosby, Receptionist Judy Oestreich of Garrison, Facilities Engineer Jared Monson of Deerwood, Business Office Lead Pat Glenz of Crosby, Human Resources Generalist Jody Rau of Crosslake, Education Specialist Jodi Bedard of Merrifield and Education Specialist Bryan Krantz of Brainerd.