PRIDE Award LogoPRIDE Award

The PRIDE award is used to recognize a personal commitment toward an attitude which separates "very good" from mediocrity. Such an attitude is indicative of the Mary Greeley Medical Center mission statement and PRIDE values:

  • People-Oriented (empathetic, helpful, kind, friendly, cooperative)
  • Respectful (considerate, treats others with dignity, non-judgmental, maintains and enhances self-esteem, understanding, and confidentiality)
  • Innovative (creative, encourages new ideas and participation, visionary, open minded)
  • Dedicated (committed, caring, responsible, accountable, loyal, supportive)
  • Effective (competent, timely, purposeful, efficient, goal-oriented, cost-conscious, quality-focused)

PRIDE Award Nomination


PRIDE Award Winner Jill Bartlett, BirthwaysJill Bartlett, Birthways

Nominated by Stacy Peterson

“Jill was caring for a patient that had severe pregnancy complications. The patient was brought in by ambulance and after being assessed, it was determined by the provider that the patient needed to be induced for the safety of her and her baby. The patient wanted to go home, saying she didn’t feel prepared to have a baby and wanted to have some personal items she felt she needed.

Jill educated the patient on the importance and severity of her medical complications and what could happen if she left the hospital. The patient still wanted to leave so Jill made a plan with the patient that if she left, a cab would be at her house to pick her up in exactly two hours and bring her back to the hospital.

The patient agreed and Jill arranged a cab to pick the patient and be brought back to Birthways to safety deliver her baby.

Jill is a true definition of a nurse that goes above and beyond each and every day. To her, this was no big deal – just another day at work. But to ensure the safety of the patient and the baby, this was a huge way of ‘Doing What’s Right’”


Pride Award Winner CAS & BICAS & BI Departments

Nominated by Bonnie Kester, Director of Emergency Services

“About a month ago, I had briefly told my manager about a family with urgent needs. Evan and her team rallied around the family, getting donations for, groceries and clothing for the children and even got a queen mattress donated from a local store.

With the help of Bill, MGMC’s social worker, they loaded the donations and delivered them to the family themselves. This is definitely above and beyond even for Mary Greeley employees and they deserve a big KUDOS and recognition for this.”


Pride Award Winner RyleeRylee State, 3C

Nominated by Marjorie Tometich, 3C

“We had a young homeless patient who did not have much and had been through a lot of hardships in their life. Rylee was very touched regarding how much this patient had gone through, yet through still had a heart of gold.

Knowing the patient didn’t have much Rylee went to the store after her shift and got the patient a duffel bag and filled it with clothes, snacks, drinks, a blanket, art material and gift cards.

Even though Rylee had a college exam the next day and lives on a college student budget, she showed selflessness, compassion, respect and dignity. She truly stands for PRIDE!”


Pride Award Winner RyanRyan White, MICS

Nominated by MICS Staff, Rachel B., CT Scanning and
Tammy B., ED

“We noticed an individual had been sleeping out in our main lobby for most of the night so we let Ryan know. Ryan quietly approached and kindly said, ‘I noticed you sleeping here. Is there anything I can do to help you?'

The person happened to be in a difficult situation and Ryan went above and beyond by finding the person outside resources and even offered the individual something to eat and drink. Ryan represented Mary Greeley’s motto very well by ‘doing what was right!’”


Pride Award Winners Dana and ChelseaDana Linczer and Chelsea Baker, 3A

Nominated by Joelle Schmidt

“A patient’s wife, from the historic 70 car accident on I-35, was staying at a hotel in Ankeny due to being from Minnesota. After the family left with the car she needed a ride back to her hotel in Ankeny, she attempted to get an Uber and a cab and they were very expensive. She then attempted to download the Lyft application and it wouldn’t work.

Dana and Chelsea used Dana’s app and paid for her ride back to the hotel so the patient didn’t have to worry about the cost. When I thanked Dana for going above and beyond her response was, ‘Of course! I didn’t want the patient and family to worry about the expense of a ride home, they have already been through enough.”


Pride Award Winner JessicaJessica Kruckenberg, ICCU

Nominated by Danielle Bohnert, Toni Lehman and Ann White

“A patient was admitted to the ICCU on New Year’s Eve. His wife went home for the night and once the patient woke up, he realized his glasses had gone home with his wife. Due to the bitter cold, she was not going to make it back to Ames for several days. He was very upset that he couldn’t see anything.

Jessica called his wife to see if any family could bring his glasses back. Once she realized that wasn’t a possibility, she offered to drive to a neighboring community to pick up the glasses and several other personal items before her shift the following day.

The patient and wife were very appreciative her efforts to go above and beyond her job duties. These efforts are a great display of her dedication to her patients.”


PRIDE Award Winners Israel Family Hospice House VolunteersBev Kruempel, MaryAnn Gardner and Mim Patterson - volunteers at the Israel Family Hospice House

Nominated by Evonne Fitzgerald

“Bev, MaryAnn and Mim volunteered to be the ‘assistants’ for a wedding that took place at the Israel Family Hospice House. The son of a patient got married at Israel Family Hospice House and all three were instrumental in making the day wonderful!

They set up the room, the food and served the food as well as tended to the family and patient’s every need. According to the family, everything went smoothly and the help of these volunteers made it a very special day. MaryAnn (who was a professional photographer by trade) even took the wedding photos so the day was captured for the family and patient.

At hospice we recognize how special our volunteers are. I would like all of Mary Greeley to recognize our volunteers are special in making our patients and families feel special by allowing their hopes and dreams to come true.”

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