SALINAS, CA, February 23, 2018- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) has recognized Aida Solorio-Holman
with the STAR Award for the compassionate care and service she provides
patients. Solorio-Holman is a Transitional Care Social Worker for Disease
Specific Care who exemplifies the SVMHS STAR values- Support, Teamwork,
Accountability and Respect. She received the STAR Award in a special ceremony
at the hospital and the publicly elected board of Directors recognized
her during the board’s February meeting.
“This is such a nice surprise,” says Aida Solorio-Holman. “I
enjoy helping people and I’m blessed to be in a position to be able
to help. I’m also grateful for my colleagues. We are a team and
our focus is always our patients and their families.”
Solorio-Holman joined SVMHS in October of 2015 as a Transitional Care Clinical
Social Worker for the Case Management Department. A few months ago, she
transferred to Disease Specific Care. Aside from providing exceptional
care and service to patients, she is involved in the community and volunteers
at her son’s school in Seaside and at her church in Castroville.
A colleague nominated Solorio-Holman for the STAR Award for providing exceptional
service to patients and their families and for always going the extra
mile for them. The employee who nominated her shared that a patient’s
wife was very concerned about the cost of her husband’s insulin
and whether or not his insurance would cover it. Solorio-Holman immediately
asked all the right questions and worked with the patient’s wife
to get her the information she needed. The colleague added, “Aida
called me back at 5pm to give me an update. Aida never hesitates to help
and always puts patients first.”
“Aida Solorio-Holman is one of our outstanding social workers,”
says Clement Miller, RN, Chief Administrative Officer of Clinical Development.
“Not only does she assist patients and their families, she does
it with a smile, always treating them like family. We are grateful Aida
is part of our dedicated team.”
Several employees received STAR nominations in February including Anajael
Delgado, Katherine Knight, Pia Mina, Cassondra Rojas, Cynthia Vargas and
David Walker. Every month, Salinas Valley Memorial recognizes an outstanding
employee with a STAR Award (for all staff) or a DAISY Award (for nurses).
Nomination forms and drop boxes are located throughout the hospital. To
learn more about the awards visit svmh.com/nomination.