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Saluting St. Luke's Best

With me here is Dr. Dan Ostermiller, who has championed wellness and community fitness with St. Luke's McCall. He and our other award winners have been tireless in their dedication to St. Luke's mission and vision, and are helping to lead our health care transformation. I am so proud of all of them! 
By Dr. David C. Pate, News and Community
October 8, 2012

I had the great privilege last week of honoring 13 terrifically talented, committed, and distinguished members of the St. Luke’s Health System family with the 2012 President’s Award. As president and CEO of St. Luke’s, I chose the recipients. It’s hard work, because dozens of wonderful people are nominated by their peers, who know top quality when they see it. Thirteen people is less than 2/10th of 1 percent of 10,000, a conservative estimate of our work force.

The 2012 President's Award winners, honored at a special dinner ceremony attended by more than 100 people, are:

    • Tammy Allen, Nurse Practitioner, NICU, Boise, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley
    • Jacob Hartnett, Finance Manager, Finance, St. Luke’s Health System
    • Sandra Jussel, Pathology Manager, Pathology, St. Luke’s Wood River
    • Valerie Leonard, Risk Management, Clinical Resources, St. Luke’s Magic Valley
    • Marjorie Mason, RN Lead, Nursing Services, St. Luke’s Jerome
    • Cheryl Mills, Adult Oncology/Hematology, MSTI, Boise, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley
    • Bundy Moore, Physician Relations Liaison, Physician Relations, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley
    • Daniel Ostermiller, M.D., Payette Lakes Medical Clinic, St. Luke’s McCall
    • Carol Springer, Administrative Secretary, MSTI, Twin Falls, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley
    • Joni Stright, Director, Practice Operations, Physician Services, St. Luke’s Health System
    • Julie Swanson, NIDCAP, Boise, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley
    • Robert Walker, M.D., Orthopedic Center, Boise, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley
    • Ryan Zimmerly, Pharmacist, MSTI, Fruitland, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley

About The Author

David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., is president and CEO of St. Luke's Health System, based in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Pate joined the System in 2009. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.