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Values in Action Awards

Mission Hospital presents the Values in Action Awards annually to honor four individuals who each embody our core values: Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice. Hundreds of deserving candidates are nominated by their peers for going above and beyond to provide an extra measure of care or service. A committee determines one winner in each of our four core values.

2016 Values in Action Award Winners

2016 Dignity Award Winner
The Dignity Award is given to Christina Barrera-Escober, Transporter/Lift Tech, Integrated Services for listening and seeking to understand and respect all people and their differing viewpoints. The words on her badge read “Transporter/Lift Tech,”but Christina Barrera-Escober knows her role is about so much more than taking a patient from one point to another. Christina considers it an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else’s day. She is a true reflection of the dignity and care our patients, families and fellow employees may expect to find at Mission Hospital.

2016 Service Award Winner
The Service Award recipient is Maria E. Castillo Communications and Marketing Specialist, Strategic Services. Awarded for displaying courtesy and shaping a service oriented environment that understands and responds sensitively to unique needs. Because the Mission Hospital Marketing Department is located in one of the Mission Hospital medical office buildings, lost patients frequently wander in trying to get to a doctor appointment. Maria Castillo, Communications and Marketing Specialist, always stops whatever she is doing, smiles, and makes sure they get to where they need to go. And the gracious way she does it helps them realize they’ve definitely come to the right place.

2016 Excellence Award Winner
The Excellence Award is presented to June Melford, RN-BC, MSN, CRRN Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Center of Excellence. Awarded for encouraging new ideas, seeking to discover and share best practices, and creating an environment of continuous learning. The results of her work have rippled throughout both Mission Hospital campuses. Clinical Nurse Specialist June Melford has been a leader in bringing evidence-based practice to both campuses, creating an environment of continuous learning and excellence. She is a tireless patient advocate who invites curiosity among fellow staff, mentors their research efforts and empowers them to share the answers they find.

2016 Justice Award Winner
The Justice Award is given to LuzElena Pinzon, MSW Community Care Navigator, Community Benefit for demonstrating enthusiasm in calling others to work together to understand and serve the needs of the vulnerable in our community. She serves the most vulnerable members of our community with passion and joy. Mission Hospital Social Worker LuzElena Pinzon, MSW, focuses on meeting the full needs of the patients and community members she encounters — body, mind and spirit. LuzElena embodies all of our Mission Hospital values as she enthusiastically calls us together to help them as they journey toward wholeness.

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