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Current Champions of Excellence

Congratulations to this Quarter's
current Champions of Excellence!

Earlene Archer

Champion of Excellence Earlene Archer

Earlene Archer serves as a Patient Account Data Tech in the Business Office at Memorial Hospital of Converse County. Earlene has worked at the hospital for 30 years. She’s had several different titles over the years including Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Agent, Admissions Supervisor, ER HUC and ultimately moved to the Business Office where she has billed all of the insurances. When asked her thoughts on being nominated, Earlene said, “I really enjoy helping people, and I really like to help our elderly patients understand all the many ins and outs of Medicare. I am very humbled and excited for being nominated, I in no way expected this.”

Comments from Nominator:
“Earlene is a perfect example of fighting and defending patients and in this case a non patient. Earlene spent her time fighting and defending this man to ensure he and his family were taken care of even though he was not a patient of MHCC

Earlene received a monetary award of $250 from Memorial Hospital.

Sharie Beller

Champion of Excellence Sharie Beller

Sharie Beller serves as a Pre-Op Coordinator at Memorial Hospital of Converse County. Shar has worked at Memorial Hospital since 2007, starting out as a travel nurse. She never left! We asked Shar her thoughts on being nominated and she said, I am so lucky to have the job I do. The satisfaction I get when I educate and calm the fears of surgical patients is unmatched by anything I have done in my career as a nurse of 33 years! It’s rewarding to see that my efforts are noticed by the people I work with.” Fun Fact, Shar and her husband recently started long range rifle shooting. Her longest shot to date is 1247 yards shooting at a 24 inch by 24 inch plate. Her goal is to be able hit that plate at 1760 yards (one mile).

Comments from Nominator:
Shar is respectful, shows great integrity, and patient centeredness. And even though the job gets tough, the patients she interacts with will experience a bit of joy from her compassion. Shar is there with our patients from the time they are told they need a procedure until they are safely in the care of their surgeon in the operating room and any bump in the road they may come across.”

Shar received a monetary award of $250 from Memorial Hospital.

Ashley Briggs

Champion of Excellence Ashley Briggs

Ashley Briggs serves as a Preschool Teacher at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County Childcare Center. Ashley has worked at Memorial Hospital for 7 and a half years, 5 years at the clinic and 2 and a half in Childcare. When asked her thoughts on being nominated, Ashley said, “I am very thankful that I got nominated, and appreciate that the work I put in here is recognized. I love working at the childcare center because it’s very rewarding pouring myself into the children every day and building relationships with them that hopefully they will remember forever. I love working for MHCC, because since the day I have started the relationships I have built here have felt more like family than working relationships.” Fun fact, Ashley began running about 7 years ago and just had the cool experience of running a race in June on the Tetons.

Comments from Nominator:
“Ashley stepped up in a big way while I was out on maternity leave. She ran the childcare center smoothly and handled any situation while I was out. Without her I probably would not have been able to enjoy my time off with my little one. She is a rock star and is always willing to help out where needed

Ashley received a monetary award of $250 from Memorial Hospital.

Erica Gardner

Champion of Excellence Erica Gardner

Erica Gardner joined Memorial Hospital and Western Medical Associates in September 2020 in the Radiology Department. We asked Erica how she felt about receiving the Champion of Excellence and she said, “I feel very honored to be nominated. I enjoy working here and with my co-workers and hope that it shows everyday. I enjoy working in Radiology because of the variety of work I get. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new. I also like the patient care and interaction from scheduling to helping with insurance prior-authorizations. I like working at MHCC because I feel a part of a strong team. I also feel like they are always receptive to new suggestions or any concerns,” said Erica. Fun fact, one of her favorite weekend getaways is to Deadwood, taking in the scenery and trying her luck at the 3-card poker tables.

Comments from Nominator:
“Erica always has a smile on her face and never turns down a challenge. The radiology department at WMA would not be able to function without her! She holds us all together and helps us keep track of everything we need for our patients

Erica received a monetary award of $250 from Memorial Hospital.

Jeremy Fulton

Champion of Excellence Jeremy Fulton

Jeremy Fulton was selected as the Converse County Hospital Foundation Champion.

Jeremy works in the Arbor Café at Memorial Hospital of Converse County. He has worked at Memorial Hospital for 3 years. When asked his thoughts on being nominated, Jeremy said, I am very appreciative and proud to be nominated as a Champion of Excellence at such a great place to work. What I enjoy about my job is all of my coworkers, the friendly staff from every department, and the sense of community here at the hospital.” Fun fact, Jeremy is a certified dog groomer and trainer.

Comments from Nominators:
“Jeremy really works hard for the Cafe and his co-workers. He knows just about any position and is always willing and ready to help anyone in need.”

“I am super proud of Jeremy. He has really pushed himself to work outside of his comfort zone and is always willing to help where we need him.”

Jeremy received a monetary award of $1,000 from the Foundation.

Past Recipients

3rd Quarter 2021

  • Anita Casperson
  • Dani Clarke
  • Renea Freese
  • Giselle Grimes
  • Amanda Hill - Converse County Hospital Foundation Champion

2nd Quarter 2021

  • Dawn Connolly
  • Tanda Hicks, FNP
  • Eric Van Osdol
  • Kelly Rupe
  • Bradley Wright - Converse County Hospital Foundation Champion

1st Quarter 2021

  • Mathew Abram
  • Amy Cullen
  • Calley Plumb
  • Karen York
  • Lathan Hopsecker - Converse County Hospital Foundation Champion

4th Quarter 2020

  • Jonathan Cook
  • Lori Durst
  • Heather Perry
  • Dr. Deeanne Engle
  • Anna Troupe - Converse County Hospital Foundation Champion

3rd Quarter 2020

  • Mat Ammons
  • Bre Dorsey
  • Silje Pederson
  • Donna Rouse
  • Joel Long - Converse County Hospital Foundation Champion