Frye Announces 2007 Gold Star Winners 
Monday, 10 March 2008 
2007 Gold Star Winners 
    Ten employees who exemplify Frye Regional Medical Center’s standards of excellence were recognized this month at the hospital’s annual Rewards & Recognitions Banquet. These “Gold Star” winners were chosen for their outstanding performance, dedication to Frye, commitment to teamwork, and strong leadership abilities:  

·        Joan Bolick, South Campus
·        Patrick Daughtrey, Materiels Management
·        Rosemarie Dinunzio, CCU
·        Tammy Huffman, Accounting
·        Melissa Hulce, Emergency Department
·        Lynn James, South Campus
·        Crystal Morrow, Cath Lab
·        Mary Robitschek, Rehab
·        Brenda Wallace, Rehab
·        Tina Watts, Infusion      

     Gold Star award winners were chosen from among the 58 Silver Stars (the equivalent of Employee of the Month) from 2007. To be a recipient of the Silver Star Award, employees must demonstrate and consistently exceed the hospital’s 12 Standards of Excellence. Up to six Silver Star awards are given each month, and those winners are then eligible to receive one of the annual Gold Star Awards, the highest individual recognition for employee service excellence.   To learn more about the Service Excellence Program at Frye, please call 828-315-5025. 
    Frye Regional Medical Center, part of Tenet North Carolina, is a 355-bed acute care facility located at 420 North Center Street in Hickory.  The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of Catawba County since 1911.  The hospital’s main campus includes a comprehensive heart center and cardiopulmonary rehab, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, restorative care unit, pediatrics, center for neurosciences, cancer center and women’s pavilion.  Frye has several extended campuses to serve families throughout the area, including FryeCare, an outpatient diagnostic facility; Frye Industrial Health Services, which provides extensive industrial services and programs to employers; Frye Wellness and Education Center, which houses the Center For Diabetes Self-Management Care, perinatal education and community wellness classes; Infusion Care; Piedmont Therapy, offering sports and industrial rehabilitation; South Campus for psychiatric services; Tate Surgery Center; Unifour Pain Treatment Center; Unifour Pulmonology; two urgent care facilities; and Vein and Wound Center.Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.