Employees Honored as the Best of the Best

Rebecca Eells accepts her award as Employee of the Year for Aureus Medical Group’s Imaging Division.

Several times during the year we take the opportunity to get our co-workers across C&A together outside of the office for networking, a tasty meal, and for a message relating to professional development, our industry, or a combination of both. We call these events, “Leadership”.

It’s only fitting that we devote one of these events each year to honor a special group of people, those who are truly at the heart of our business – Employees of the Year who work for our clients on a contract basis and selected by each of our affiliate staffing firms.

Peggy Patterson, RN, one of Aureus Medical’s Nurses of the Year.

Our Employees of the Year represent the best of the best of the thousands of professionals who represent C&A and our affiliate firms with our clients each day, across the country. They come from healthcare, administrative, finance & accounting, IS/IT, industrial and special trades, and other fields.

Annually, our honorees are chosen by our firms Aureus Group, Aureus Medical Group, AurStaff, and Celebrity Staff based on work ethic, attitude, dependability, quality of work, and the positive impact that have made while on assignment.

This year we honored nine Employees of the Year from our staffing affiliates during our Leadership event, held September 13 at the Embassy Suites – LaVista, located on the outskirts of Omaha. They joined us as the focal point of the evening and were each recognized with a video presentation complete with personal photos and narrative, followed by a rousing standing ovation.

As a company, meeting our honorees in person reminds us of our “why” and the impact we make as individuals and as a collective group. It’s meaningful to hear their stories and to make the connection between what we do who we do it for. It brings it all home.

Our 2018 Employees of the Year:

Aureus Group:
John Schlumberger

Dale Eilenstine

Celebrity Staff:
Sandy Andersen

Aureus Medical Group:
Helen Linderman, Nursing Division
Peggy Patterson, Nursing Division
Rebecca Eells, Imaging Division
Tammy Whitehouse, Cardiopulmonary Division
Jonathan Reynolds, Therapy Division
Stefani Worley, Medical Laboratory Division

During the evening, we also honored the recipients of scholarships from our affiliates Aureus Medical Group and FocusOne Solutions. In partnership with the Nebraska Hospital Association, each awards a scholarship for undergraduate and graduate studies to students pursuing degrees in healthcare. Two of the four recipients were present and offered heartfelt remarks about their education and career journey.

Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies

Scholarship recipients Natalie Uhing and Suzanne Day (pictured center) with Craig Wolf (Aureus Medical Group & FocusOne Solutions), Kim Larson (Nebraska Hospital Association), Alan Johnson (FocusOne Solutions) and Brian Noonan (Nebraska Hospital Association).

Natalie Uhing
Aureus Medical Group

Marcy Aldana
FocusOne Solutions

Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Emily Colyer
Aureus Medical Group

Suzanne Day
FocusOne Solutions

To round out the evening, Julia Hebenstreit gave an update on activities of The Kim Foundation, our non-profit affiliate that focuses on mental health and suicide prevention. The Foundation is near and dear to us and our employees are active in helping to support their mission.

Our recent Leadership was one to remember. We’ll let it sink in a little then begin looking toward next year when we honor another group of exceptional people who remind us every day why we love what we do.

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