On Friday, April 21, State of the Heart Care held its second annual Golden Heart Awards Gala at the Winchester Towne Square Centre in Winchester, Indiana. The event was a great opportunity to get dressed up and let loose while also honoring facilities and physicians who have made a positive impact on our community. Three categories for the awards portion of the evening were announced: Physician, Facility and Healthcare Worker.
The recipient for the facility category was St. Vincent Randolph. The facility, located in Winchester, IN is a critical access hospital that first opened its doors in 1919 where it began providing health services to area residents. Today, the facility is a 25-bed critical access hospital and a JCAHO-accredited rural health system. They have two federally designated rural health clinics and employ more than 200 associates. As a member of Ascension Health, St Vincent Health is a part of the largest Catholic, mission-driven, not-for-profit health care system in the United States.
One of the nominations received for St Vincent Randolph spoke to the care a patient had personally received. The patient shared that “the staff was kind and efficient” throughout multiple services and tests they received when dealing with a health issue. The staff at St. Vincent Randolph employ the joy of service through optimism, inspiration, humor & hope.
Dr. James Schwieterman received the award for outstanding physician. Dr. Schwieterman is a native of Maria Stein, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in 1984 from The University of Cincinnati, graduating with a degree in Biology. He then continued his education at The University of Cincinnati’s School of Medicine and obtained his Medical degree in 1988. After medical school he completed his residency training in family practice from St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Jim is married to Theresa and they have four children, Luke, Kayla, Margaret and Claire.
Coincidentally, those who nominated Dr. Schwieterman used the same phrase to describe his care and that phrase was “he goes above & beyond.” He heals the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of others. Dr. Schwieterman has a passion for hospice and comfort care.
Finally, the recipient for the evening’s healthcare worker category was Julie Hone. Julie is currently a 3rd shift nurse at Celina Manor where she has worked for 25 years. Julie has served in a variety of different roles from nursing assistant to dementia unit nurse to infection control throughout her time at Celina Manor. When asked what she enjoys most about the nursing profession, Julie said she loves direct patient care. She “loves being an instrumental part in their well-being and happiness in life.”
Julie and her husband live in Celina where he serves full time in the Army National Guard. Together they have three children, Tyler, Lucas and Lauren.
Nominations that we received for Julie all described her as “helpful.” Julie knows her patients and is always present. She is an excellent communicator and will ask questions and find answers to ensure the best patient care. Her true heart for nursing shines through in the care that she gives every day.
Congratulations to all our winners of the 2017 Golden Heart Care Awards Gala, and thanks for all your hard work!