The Spirit of Promise Award was created to celebrate and recognize employees who exemplify and inspire positive values and behaviors. This staff member is selected based on outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, and customer service.
The Spirit of Promise Award is awarded each year to an employee who meets the following eligibility criteria:
- The nominated staff member must have outstanding performance and demonstrate consistent dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, and customer support to those with whom they interact.
- Staff members must have been employed as part time or full-time employees for the past 2 years, as of December 31, of the previous year.
The winner of the 2022 Spirit of Promise Award is Ruth Hernandez!
Ruth has been an employee of Promise since August 2008, she is the only “original” employee left after nearly 15 years. She spent 12 years working in the OB department as a medical assistant and interpreter and as of late 2020 moved over to the Population Health Team. She cares deeply for our patients and is passionate about providing the best interpreting services. She is excellent at matching both the language and tone of the conversation. Ruth has shown outstanding performance day after day by continually putting patients first. Ruth is humble yet confident, flexible yet decisive. She continues to grow in her role by seeking out opportunities to further her education; most recently by passing the National Certification for Medical Interpreters and the Clinical Health Coach certification. Because of Ruth, no patient falls through the cracks at Promise. Ruth exudes Promise’s mission with every patient, every staff member, and at every encounter. She is a bright star with a heart of compassion and we are proud to name her this year’s “Spirit of Promise’.