STAR of the Year

AnMed Health 2016 STAR of the Year Sunni Busby

Sunni Busby, RN was named AnMed Health's 2016 STAR of the Year.

In nominating Busby for the award to recognize employees who go above and beyond, Paula Martin, RN and Training and Organizational Development consultant, highlighted the respect, dignity and care Busby shows her patients.

As an example of Busby’s compassion, Martin told of one patient who had lost her husband and had no children. She had been on 6 North for 40 days before she declined due to a stroke and transitioned to hospice.

While the whole staff of 6 North went above and beyond to care for this patient and make her feel special, even bringing cards and balloons for her birthday, Busby went even further.

“When she left the hospital to transition to hospice, Sunni went to visit her,” Martin said. “Sunni had obviously created a special bond and made this patient feel cared for.” Busby went to visit her again a few days later and noticed a decline in the patient’s condition. She called hospice to check on her the next day and decided to visit again.

“Sunni was holding her hand when she took her last breath. Sunni exemplified her passion for serving others so that this lady did not have to die alone,” Martin said.

About the STAR Program

The AnMed Health STAR program is a way for AnMed Health to recognize employees for doing a great job. The STAR program's goal is to reward those individuals and teams who meet and exceed AnMed Health's Organizational Standards and make significant contributions to the mission, vision, and building blocks of AnMed Health by practicing excellent customer service (both internal and external), team leadership/participation, and better cost control and quality.

If you are a visitor or patient and would like to nominate an employee for STAR service, you may email your nomination to training@anmedhealth.org or pick up a nomination form from Reflections Café, Camellia Café, or any front desk at the Medical Center or North Campus.

The Rewards and Recognition Committee chooses one STAR of the Year from all STARs of the Month from the previous year.

Previous STARs of the Year

2016 Winner Sunni Busby, Nursing
2015 Winner Jeff Sinkele, Training and Organizational Development
2014 Winner Jamie Moon, Emergency Department and Respiratory Services
2013 Winner BeLinda Bacher, Pediatric Therapy Works
2012 Winner Cindy Swaney, Pediatrics
2011 Winner Jeanne Nourse, Lymphedema
2010 Winner Mindy Romosca, Home Care
2009 Winner Beth Pettit, Rehab
2008 Winner Amy Bouzammour, Clinical Outcomes
2007 Winner Marlene Campbell, Nursing
2006 Winner MaeRena Boseman, Catering
2005 Winner Sharon Steed, Pediatric Therapy Works
2004 Winner Stacy Hammett, Rehab Services