May Employee of the Month Announced: Ruth Gonzalez, BS, CHES

Please join us in celebrating our Employee of the Month for May: Health Educator, Ruth Gonzalez, BS CHES! Ruth is part of the Inservice Education team and works on a variety of projects throughout the organization. Ruth plays a key role in helping Sierra View’s clinical staff maintain annual competencies required to deliver great care and provides high-quality Basic Life Support (BLS) training as the hospital’s American Heart Association (AHA) Center Coordinator, maintaining AHA instructor status.

“Ruth lives out the values of the organization through compassion for all staff, patients, and the community,” says Clinical Educator, Dr. Elisabeth Turingan DNP, RN, who nominated Ruth for the award. “Everything Ruth does comes from the heart.”

Collaborating with clinical departments, Ruth ensures staff participation in eLearning classes by helping to maintain them. When it comes to new employees, Ruth carries out computer training and also tours individuals through the facility. Ruth works directly with the hospital’s interpreter services, float pool, and education teams and helps employees with tuition reimbursement needs. She also helps department leaders review employee education files for hundreds of clinical employees. Her degree of attention to detail helps her ensure the quality and integrity of the important employee files.

“Ruth is not only accountable for her own actions but is reliable,” says Dr. Turingan. Ruth’s motivation and integrity show through in her willingness to help others. The hospital is a 24/7 facility and Ruth focuses on both day and night shifts when organizing training opportunities. Director of Clinical Informatics and Education, Traci Follett MSN, RN also appreciates Ruth’s ability to help wherever needed. “Ruth’s expertise and knowledge of health care bring strength and reliability,” says Traci. I can go to her for help with anything and she will find a way to jump in and help.”

Thank you, Ruth, for your commitment to finding ways to help teams across Sierra View Medical Center!