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Lake Huron Medical Center Honors Employee, Volunteer and Department of the Year for 2017

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  • Written By: Lisa Beedon

Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC) is pleased to announce its Employee of the Year for 2017, Tina Hoffmann, RN and Volunteer of the Year for 2017, Dennis Bilina. Recognized as the Department of the Year is the Definitive Observation Unit.

During a monthly recognition tea, the employees and volunteers of LHMC are recognized for the superior care they provide the community on a daily basis. Annually, from the previously recognized employees and volunteers, one from each area is recognized to receive the end of the year award.

Tina Hoffmann, RN, was recognized as the February 2017 Employee of the Month. Hoffmann is a nursing supervisor and has been employed with LHMC since June 1981. She has been recognized by her peers for her peer support, providing her nursing team with quick answers to questions, assistance dealing with patients, and providing continuous support and advice no matter what situation arises.

“Many of our newest nurses have commented to me about Tina’s demeanor and willingness to share her wisdom and expertise with them,” comments Jay de los Reyes, Lake Huron Medical Center CEO. “Not only is Tina an unmatched resource for our patients, she is a great example as our staff grows. She is leading by example for a new generation of nurses in our community.”

Dennis Bilina has been volunteering at LHMC since 2012, he was recognized as the August 2017 Volunteer of the Year. Dennis was recognized by a fellow volunteer for his volunteer leadership as a Patient Ambassador and for this has been selected as the Volunteer of the Year.

“Dennis is focused on each patient he comes in contact with,” states Rosemary Hunger, Volunteer Coordinator at Lake Huron Medical Center. “It’s often the small details that can enhance or change a patient’s experience and Dennis thrives on ensuring each patient has the best possible stay at our hospital. His compassion for our patients makes a true difference.”

Recognized for exceeding expectations and consistently going above and beyond their duties to benefit the department and Lake Huron Medical Center, Definitive Observation Unit has been recognized as the Department of the Year.

“It takes many of the right people in the right positions to make an operation like Lake Huron Medical Center operate successfully,” comments de los Reyes. “We are honored to provide high quality medical care to our community. It is because of nurses like Tina and volunteers like Dennis that we are able to be an integral part of this community.”

Lake Huron Medical Center is proud of each of its employees and volunteers; and extends a special thank you and congratulations to all of our team members, especially Tina and Dennis as we celebrate their accomplishments.