An early morning surprise greeted employees of Rockford Health System. RHS President and CEO Gary Kaatz, and other members of the executive team, showed up with fanfare to personally greet employees and thank them for their efforts in creating an organization that continually receives awards and recognitions for its quality and patient safety. Amidst music and balloons, leaders passed out celebratory t-shirts and buttons, and encouraged employees to share reasons they are proud to be a part of the RHS team.
Among the many awards celebrated at the event:
“I’m proud of the culture of excellence at Rockford Health System. Our care givers perform highly advanced and complicated procedures, and they do them well. Our employees never settle; they are focused on continuous improvement.” said Kaatz.
Kaatz and other leaders began the celebration at 5:30 a.m. to connect with night shift workers leaving the facility. Leaders also made visits to employees at outlying clinics throughout the day.
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