Throughout this pandemic year, Holy Cross Health has recognized its healthcare workers who have demonstrated the loyalty to serve patients and the community with compassionate care. From those honorees, Holy Cross Health has named the Colleague of the Year, Director of the Year and Leader of the Year, recognizing them in a recent special ceremony.
“All of our colleagues bring to life our core values and serve with compassionate care each time they serve our patients and their families, as well as when they interact with each other,” said Stonish Pierce, COO of Holy Cross Health. “To say this past year was extremely challenging is an understatement. We are proud of our entire Holy Cross team, particularly these associates who truly stood out as leaders during the pandemic.”
Pompano Beach resident and Holy Cross Director of Laboratory Services Angie L’Heureux was selected as the non-profit hospital’s Director of the Year. L’Heureux played a vital role throughout the pandemic and as a long-tenured colleague of Holy Cross Health’s Regional Health Ministry, demonstrating Trinity Health’s mission and core values for more than a decade. L’Heureux served on the hospital’s COVID-19 steering committee, quickly pivoting the Holy Cross ministry’s testing efforts in partnership with physician leadership and ensuring her team provided consistent communication of supplies necessary to facilitate ongoing patient care.
Leader of the Year was presented to HUB C3 house supervisor, Youdeline Balzora, a supervisor on the night shift who was recognized as a role model in translating vision into reality and empowering colleagues to reach their full potential. The 18-year veteran of Holy Cross has received numerous recognitions from the emergency department for her ability to help with any situation that she has faced. The Holy Cross inpatient staff acknowledges her as always being there to lend a hand, an ear or a prayer, resolving patient, family, staff or physician concerns. A resident of Coral Springs, Balzora treats everyday as God’s work in this ministry where she embodies the Holy Cross Health mission, vision and core values.
Holy Cross respiratory therapist Kurt Kamrad was named Colleague of the Year. He was so instrumental in the Covid pandemic by helping to craft policy and procedure to keep Holy Cross colleagues safe, staying focused in the crisis and helping others to see that calmness and clarity would persevere. He is admired for his courage to not shy away from the challenge but rather hit it head on and conquer. Kamrad joined Holy Cross in 2018 following graduation from Keiser University. Previously Kamrad served as a firefighter and paramedic, skilled in the field which serves him well in his medical career. Kamrad is a resident of Pembroke Pines.