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Current Champions of Excellence

Congratulations to this Quarter's
current Champions of Excellence!

1st Quarter 2023

Toni Harms, MS, FNP-C - Nurse Practitioner, ENT

Champion of Excellence Jessika Brawner

Toni Harms, MS, FNP-C is a Nurse Practitioner within our ENT specialty at the Medical Office Building.

Toni has worked at Memorial Hospital for 12 years. She was in the Emergency Department for 9 years before becoming a provider at the Medical Office Building, where she’s been for the last 3 years. When asked what she enjoyed most about her job and working at Memorial Hospital, Toni said, “I enjoy developing relationships with patients and assisting in their healthcare management.” We also asked Toni her thoughts on being nominated and she said, “While it is nice to be recognized for such an award, I come to work everyday with the same goal…to help patients navigate their healthcare and achieve the best possible outcomes.” Fun fact about Toni, she loves bulldogs! She has 3 English Bulldogs at home…Sophie is 5, Frankie and Bertie are 3 and biological sisters.

Toni's nomination comments:

“I have worked with Toni for a few years now, both as a nurse and nurse practitioner. She is always willing to learn and she is an amazing asset to our team of primary care providers. I am thankful to be able to work with a person like her on our medical team. I believe her patient care is excellent and she truly care for the patients she sees. I look forward to working with her for many years to come.”

“Competency - I have witness Toni demonstrate amazing competence with not only my own son, but with her patients. She provides excellent medical advice and when she has a question about her decision, I have seen her ask the appropriate questions to other providers in the clinic. I have watched these interactions occur in respectful and thoughtful ways, allowing Toni to learn and grow in her profession.”

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

Jennifer Hendrickson - X-ray Technician, Radiology Dept

Champion of Excellence Annie Dulmus

Jennifer Hendrickson serves as a X-ray Tech in the Radiology Department at Memorial Hospital of Converse County.

Jennifer has worked at Memorial Hospital for just over a year. When asked what she enjoyed most about her job and working at Memorial Hospital, Jennifer said, I love the people I work with, who have welcomed me with open arms from when I was a student until now, and I truly believe we have some of the best patients around. It makes doing our jobs both easier and rewarding when we get to work as a team to successfully care for our community.” We also asked Jennifer her thoughts on being nominated and she said, I am so surprised to be nominated for the Champions of Excellence, and I’m thankful for the kind things written about me.” Fun fact, Jennifer grew up in a small town in Northern Wyoming where her family had a pig farm for most of her childhood. Because of that, she will always have a love and respect for all things agriculture.

Jennifer's nomination comments:

Whether she is going to be the technologist present during the exam/procedure or not, Jen is the first to check and make sure everything is in order for the scheduled procedures for the day. She keeps the X-ray room stocked with supplies so the whole department has anything they could possibly need for a patient throughout the day. The above example is just one specific example but Jen treats EVERY patient this same way. We are lucky to have her on our team!”

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

Allen Johnson - Building Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Dept

Champion of Excellence Debbie Scudder

Allen Johnson serves as a Building Maintenance Mechanic in the Facilities Department at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County.

Allen has worked at Memorial Hospital for almost 9 months. When asked what he enjoyed most about his job and working at Memorial Hospital, Allen said, the most satisfying thing in my field is getting to learn new things, having a large variety of tasks to complete, and the friendly and welcoming attitudes of my fellow employees.” We also asked Allen his thoughts on being nominated and he said, “Being nominated is kind of a surprise as I hadn’t thought that I would. I’ve joked several times that I would use my swag points to bribe a nomination, but honestly this just blew me away! Last but not least things people may not know about me is I am a huge fan of video games and cartoons being young at heart is my goal for happiness.”

Allen's nomination comments:

“I think Allen lives up to every single value. He’s very competent and if he doesn’t know something he finds all of the information he needs to get the job done correctly. He is very compassionate when it comes to his job. He does not cut corners and I know of multiple times he’s done hours of work without compensation. He takes ownership very seriously as well. If he makes a mistake he will come to you, own up to it and apologize. He is always joyful and in a wonderful mood uplifting others! He has always been respectful to everyone he encounters. He always makes sure the job is done correctly and in a timely manner. In the end, we all work hard for the patients that come to MHCC we love and care for each one!”

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

Toni Skaggs - Hospitality Services Manager

Champion of Excellence April Simon

Toni Skaggs serves as the Hospitality Services Manager at Memorial Hospital of Converse County.

Toni has worked at Memorial Hospital for 8 and a half years. When asked what she enjoyed most about her job and working at Memorial Hospital, Toni said, “I am grateful for the opportunities I had to learn and grow under Felicia. I have changed so much for the better over the last 8 years. I am most grateful for the opportunity to manage my own teams. I took a lot of pride and ownership in my role over Mocha Molly’s 4 years ago and I now have the opportunity to work with a larger team in the Arbor Café. Progress is slow as we rebuild our team, but I am optimistic for the future and becoming better than we have ever been before.” We also asked Toni her thoughts on being nominated and she said, “I deeply appreciate the nominations and all the ways my team lets me know they recognize and value my efforts as a part of their team.”

Toni has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art and Professional Photography. She also taught college courses in Photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom at EWC for a few years. Toni still teaches at various state conferences of the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals chapters, as well as the annual Power of Rural Health Conference in Leadership and Team Building. Fun fact, if you want to strike up a conversation with Toni, she is always up for a chat about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Toni's nomination comments:

“Toni works so hard for MHCC! She cares so much about her MHCC customers, co-workers and patients. She puts so much of herself into her job. She is always looking for ways to improve and isn't afraid to do the work it takes to make those improvements.”

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

Stephanie Petumenos - Check-out Receptionist, Western Medical Associates

Stephanie Petumenos Champions of Excellence

Stephanie Petumenos serves as a Check-out Receptionist at Western Medical Associates and was selected as the Converse County Hospital Foundation’s Champion of Excellence.

Stephanie has worked at Memorial Hospital for 2 years. When asked what she enjoyed most about her job and working at Memorial Hospital, Stephanie said, I enjoy coming to work each day because I work with a great group of ladies that work together as a team and support one another to give our patients the utmost quality of care. I feel incredibly blessed to be in a position to make a difference in a patient's life. I have opportunities to make their day a little bit brighter. I want to thank MHCC and my co-workers for always showing kindness, laughter, a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.” We also asked Stephanie her thoughts on being nominated and she said, “I feel that there are many other employees that deserve recognition that go above and beyond for our patients, so I am very humbled and grateful for this nomination.”

Most people don’t know that Stephanie has a passion for animals, especially dogs. She participates in rescue, training, showing and judging dog shows and has also done acting in community theater for the past 35 years.

Stephanie's nomination comment:

Patient Nomination - “I was very impressed with the care given by not only the doctors and nurses, but with a woman named Stephanie! Stephanie stood out as being super friendly, helpful and seemed to go out of her way to resolve issues that arose. In this time of high anxiety and worry, she was so soothing. I felt that she really cared about my well being and took my feelings to heart. I want to recognize and applaud her!!

Stephanie received a monetary award of $1,000 from the Converse County Hospital Foundation.

Past Recipients

4th Quarter 2022

  • Sunny Chapman
  • Dr. Mohammed Majeed
  • Jo-Dee Stinson
  • Linda York
  • Elise Dewhurst, RN

3rd Quarter 2022

  • Amy Bergstrom
  • Madison Borowski
  • Angela Erickson, RN
  • Kendall Honholdt, RN
  • Christina Maas

2nd Quarter 2022

  • Jessika (Jessie) Brawner
  • Miranda (Annie) Dulmus
  • Debbie Scudder
  • April Simon
  • Michele Belveal

1st Quarter 2022

  • Esther Enders
  • Janet Hinkley
  • Joy Johnson
  • Cindy Ortega
  • Mindy Timberman

Special Recipients in recognition of their efforts during the Fall 2021 COVID surge:

  • Misti Bachus, RN
  • Wade Brennan
  • Sariat Burchfield, RN
  • Shelly Lopez, RN
  • Tara Mesa
  • Wes Morris
  • Donna Rouse
  • Stacey Schiel, RN

4th Quarter 2021

  • Earlene Archer
  • Shari Beller
  • Ashley Briggs
  • Erica Gardner
  • Jeremy Fulton - Converse County Hospital Foundation Champion

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