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OSF Saint Anthony’s announces 2022 “Merciful Love Award” winner, nominees

Six additional nominees recognized during December 14 ceremony

2022 Merciful Love Award recipient Sabrina Cunningham, pictured with Sr. M. Beata Ziegler, FSGM, vice president of support services.

OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton utilizes a variety of recognition programs to honor Mission Partners (i.e. employees) that demonstrate our Mission of “Serving with the Greatest Care and Love.” Among them is the long-standing “Merciful Love Award” which is announced annually during the hospital’s Christmas party.

The 2022 “Merciful Love Award” winner is Sabrina Cunningham, senior financial analyst. Sabrina’s nominator, in part, stated, “Sabrina is always helping out other Mission Partners, whether at St. Anthony’s or Ministry headquarters. If she doesn’t know the answer, she finds out for you or finds the resources you need to help you. She always volunteers her time with events such as the golf tournament, Alton Clean-Up, and the Great River Road Run.”

To Sabrina, the OSF Saint Anthony’s Mission means “realizing that each of us makes mistakes and faces challenges and struggles. Treating others with dignity, respect, and compassion is essential as we don’t know when someone is experiencing difficult times. Offering support, encouragement or even a simple smile can uplift those in need.”

Other nominees for this year’s award include (pictured L to R): Cunningham; Janet McNear, patient access associate; Kirsten Hamilton, physical therapist; April Collins, ICU charge nurse; Jackie Militzer, occupational therapist; Rose Small, sleep office coordinator; and Lynne Parks, psychological services office coordinator.

The purpose of the “Merciful Love Award” is to recognize Mission Partners who, often in hidden and unrecognized ways, live and share the Mission of OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center with those they meet.

Other nominees for this year’s award include (pictured L to R): Cunningham; Janet McNear, patient access associate; Kirsten Hamilton, physical therapist; April Collins, ICU charge nurse; Jackie Militzer, occupational therapist; Rose Small, sleep office coordinator; and Lynne Parks, psychological services office coordinator.

 

About OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center
A 49-bed Rural Health designated acute care hospital in Alton, Ill., OSF Saint Anthony’s serves the residents of Madison, Jersey and Macoupin counties. It is home to OSF Moeller Cancer Center, which provides the latest diagnostic tools and treatment for patients in a relaxing environment. OSF Saint Anthony’s also provides 24-hour access to a physician-staffed emergency department, in addition to cardiovascular, neurology, pulmonology, surgical, rehabilitation services and more. OSF Saint Anthony’s is fully accredited by the Joint Commission for Healthcare Facilities, American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, American College of Radiology, CMS 4-Star Rating, American Heart Association, IDPH and TJC Primary Stroke Center. OSF Saint Anthony’s is part of OSF HealthCare – an integrated health system with 15 hospitals in Illinois and Michigan and robust Innovation and Digital Health divisions that provide access to specialty care and remote monitoring, helping people receive the care they need close to home. OSF HealthCare is operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis.

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