Nurse of the Year
Dana Rogers, RN
Intensive Care Unit/Cardiac Care Unit
Dana Rogers, RN, Intensive Care/Cardiac Care Unit (ICU/CCU), is Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's Nurse of the Year. Dana joined SVMHS in 1993 as a nursing assistant while attending the nursing program at Hartnell College. After graduating in 1995, she was a nurse in one of our critical care units and has worked in ICU/CCU for the past ten years. In addition to providing care for patients who require specialized care, Dana has created and implemented evidence based wound care initiatives that have improved patient care at SVMHS. She is known as a collaborator, a leader who teaches by example and a person whose ideas help enhance the lives of others at work and in the community.
Nurses nominated by their co-workers for Nurse of the Year possess outstanding patient care skills and professional standards as well as extraordinary motivational and leadership qualities. They are patient, caring mentors to their colleagues and tireless advocates for the profession of nursing.
Employee of the Year
Project Coordinator, Environmental Services
Jose Castillo, Project Coordinator for the Environmental Services (ES) Department, is Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System's Employee of the Year. He joined SVMHS and the ES department in 1991 and is responsible for setting up the many meetings and special events that take place throughout the year. Jose is known and respected for his outstanding work ethic and his willingness to do whatever it takes to make every event a success. He coordinates the many complex details involved in events for the SVMH Foundation, Health Promotion Department, the California International Air Show and countless conferences and meetings. Jose is also known for his love of coaching kids' softball and playing an active role in the schools his children attend.
Employees nominated by their coworkers for Employee of the Year have outstanding job-related and interpersonal skills and have demonstrated leadership abilities among their peers.