For Hub City Times
WAUSAU — Sue Wilford, a volunteer with Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services in Marshfield, was recently honored with the 2016 fourth quarter HIGH FIVE Award. The HIGH FIVE award was developed to recognize associates from across all Ministry Health Care departments.
In order to be nominated, candidates must apply exceptional interpersonal skills with patients, families, peers, or colleagues; demonstrate mutual trust, respect, and emotional support to all; make a significant difference and create a sense of community; generate enthusiasm and energy; and listen not only with their ears but also their hearts.
“Sue has been a volunteer for four years, consistently meets the criteria, and exemplifies an individual supporting the Ministry Home Care/Ascension at Home mission. She is also a role model for our entire staff. Sue volunteers every Tuesday at our hospice home — the House of the Dove in Marshfield — where she assists our cooks, takes trays to patient rooms, makes cookies, or works as needed as directed by House of the Dove staff. Her smile is heartwarming, and her delicate manner demonstrates a compassionate presence at the House of the Dove. This past year and especially these past months, Sue has gone above and beyond as she also sews Memory Bears for our Memory Bear Program,” said Deb Hickey, volunteer/community outreach coordinator.
Other HIGH FIVE nominees included the following:
—Patti Baur and Carrie Doell – Sturgeon Bay.
—Mary VanSteenderen – Woodruff.
—Pete Menutes – Marshfield.
—Gina Passarelli, Patsy Beck, Colette Lutes – Neenah.
—Gerie Helton – Stevens Point.
Patients, visitors, nurses, employees, and clinicians may nominate an associate by filling out a HIGH FIVE Award form located at ministryhomecare.org and dropping it off at any Ministry Home Care agency’s front desk. When submitting a nomination form, use specific examples of why a nominee should be considered for the award. Nominations are due Feb. 22 for the 2017 first quarter HIGH FIVE recipient.