Blue Ribbon Awards Announced

Blue Ribbon Awards for Patient Satisfaction Announced

Blue Ribbon Awards for 2021 were recently announced at Weeks Medical Center. The awards are given in recognition of staff and departments for providing exceptional patient satisfaction. The awards are determined from actual patient feedback of their experiences at Weeks.

Feedback represents the period October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. During this period Weeks received 251 patient satisfaction comments. Comments were spread over six departmental areas and one staff member from each area who received the most positive comments received the Blue Ribbon Award.

This year’s Blue Ribbon Award recipients are:

Kayla Wenckus, Ambulatory Services

  • “Thank you, Kayla, for answering my questions and making me feel relaxed.  You guys are great.”
  • “Kayla especially was very attentive, caring, gracious and offered good advice to aid recovery.  Please let her know!”
  • “Amazing to work with and very pleasant and understanding and sympathetic to my nerves.  Thank you!”
  • “Kayla did an excellent job w/the IV insertion – no pain at all! “

Dr. Mederic Leblanc, Emergency Services

  • “Dr. LeBlanc was awesome.  I don’t know how he handled how busy it was and still made me feel like I was his only patient, and he found the problem and helped it.”
  • “Dr. LeBlanc seemed to really care and explained everything and checked on me frequently.”
  • “Dr. Leblanc was amazing as always!”
  • “Very happy with Dr. Leblanc; answered all of my many questions.”

Nadine Gilcris, Outpatient Services

  • “PT sessions with Nadine were the right length, goals were clearly stated at first one.  I was never “rushed” too hard and felt good about my accomplishments.”
  • “Thank you, Nadine, for your kindness, patience and  … keeping me moving”
  • “A thanks goes out to Nadine!”

Anita Newell, Oncology

  • “So very kind and helpful through entire chemo months.“
  • “It is great to be able to call and talk to Anita or Stephany. They always call back in timely fashion.“
  • “Anita was great. “
  • “Anita is always very welcoming.”

Dr. Elizabeth Cooley, Medical Practices

  • “Dr. Cooley listens and cares.”
  • “Dr. Cooley is one of the best providers I have ever had!”
  • “Elizabeth Cooley is an attentive, caring person who explains situations with understandable language, encouraging the patient – a fine doctor!”
  • “Dr. Cooley is amazing. I was actually SHOCKED that she had taken the time to review my complete medical history before our first appointment. I can’t recall a provider ever doing that….”
  • “Dr. Cooley is the best!”

Peter Nolette, Inpatient Services

  • “Peter is wonderful.”
  • “Peter took good care of me and made me smile.”
  • “Peter is so kind and helpful.”

Thank you to all our staff for making a difference for our patients. Congratulations.


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