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PeaceHealth announces Mission and Values Award recipients

Pictured clockwise, left to right: Rachel Kelley, Denise Gideon, Dustin Degman, Catherine Addington and Liz Westover

April 27, 2021

VANCOUVER, Wash. – PeaceHealth recently unveiled its systemwide Mission and Values Award recipients. The annual awards recognize inspiring employees (who PeaceHealth refers to as “caregivers”) who are living PeaceHealth’s Mission and Values of Social Justice, Stewardship, Respect and Collaboration, every day.

Five caregivers — hailing from Bellingham and Vancouver, Washington; Florence, Oregon, and Ketchikan, Alaska — were selected for this special honor from a group of more than 60 recognized during virtual celebrations held in each PeaceHealth community in January.

The winners are:

  • Overall Mission and Values Award: Rachel Kelley, RN, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, Bellingham, Washington. Watch the video.
  • Respect Award: Denise Gideon, Shared Services Center, Vancouver, Washington. Watch the video.
  • Stewardship Award: Dustin Degman, CRNA, PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center, Florence, Oregon. Watch the video.
  • Collaboration Award: Liz Westover, RN, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver, Washington. Watch the video.
  • Social Justice Award: Catherine Addington, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, Alaska. Watch the video.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.