Armstrong Wins April Shining S.T.A.R. Award

IMG_4049Transporter Patrice Armstrong has been named the winner of the April Shining  S.T.A.R. Award at CHI St. Vincent.

The award is presented to a non-licensed nursing care team member who goes above and beyond the call of duty and is the kind of person that our patients, their families and our staff recognize as an outstanding role model.

The award was presented at the Patient Care Governing Congress by Chaplain Cindy Goza.

“She is probably one of the most incredible women that we have,” Goza said. “She’s in our transport system. She’s also going to college to study to by a psychiatrist.”

On this day, Armstrong was bringing a patient back to their room and noticed they were having a seizure.

“She immediately got assistance. She didn’t hesitate to get the right people on board,” Goza said. “It made a tremendous difference in this patient’s life.”

It is something Goza has come to expect from Armstrong.

“This is typical of her in her work and her calling. She is so gifted. I am amazed at the work she is doing and the goal’s that she has set. It’s with great honor that we give her the Shining S.T.A.R. Award.”

S.T.A.R. stands for Superior Teamwork Achieved by Relationships. The award is presented quarterly. For more information, contact the Human Resources Training Coordinator at 501-552-3672.