The Meaning of Care Magazine

Fremont Health Care Heroes Honored for Pandemic Fight

Published: Aug. 24, 2021

Above: Fremont Mayor Joey Spellerberg presents a proclamation to Methodist Fremont Health thanking employees for their dedication.

As Methodist Fremont Health’s health care heroes fought back against the COVID-19 pandemic, community members asked how they could say thank you. 

“We received such tremendous support from the public throughout the pandemic,” said Shawn Shanahan, executive director of development and community health for the Fremont Health Foundation. “People were calling to express their concern for our staff and asking what they could do to support them.”

Inspired by the number of calls, the Foundation joined Methodist Health System’s celebration of Health Care Week in May by providing the community with an opportunity to honor a Methodist Fremont Health staff member or department through a donation to the Foundation. 

“We put this fundraising effort together to allow spouses, friends and neighbors to recognize the Fremont health care heroes who have impacted them,” Shanahan said. “Employees from every part of Methodist Fremont Health – in the hospital, Dunklau Gardens and clinics – stepped up to take care of the community and their coworkers. This was a way for individuals to express their gratitude and support.”

Fremont Mayor Joey Spellerberg joined in honoring Methodist Fremont Health’s health care heroes with an official proclamation recognizing National Health Care Week in Fremont and thanking employees for their dedication to their patients and the community.

Honored Heroes

All local health care heroes
Pat Callaway, Emergency
Marka Carlson, Medical Surgical
Travis Charter, Physical Therapy
Jamie Crowe, Physical Therapy
Environmental Services Department
Dr. Brett Fischer, MD West One
Food Services Department
Dr. Paul Glowacki, Methodist Physicians Clinic
Mary Granger, LDRP/Peds
Linda Heidemann, Dunklau Gardens
Sharon Hinds, Facilities
Ann Holtz, Care Management
Kay Huff, Infection Prevention
Kialynne Jorgensen, Behavioral Health
Larry Kisby, Methodist Physicians Clinic
Kate Kuester, Physical Therapy
Linen Services Department
Kiley Marfisi, Laboratory
Dr. Jack McCarthy, MD West One
Respiratory Therapists
Bob Misfeldt, Cardiac Unit
Shelby Norenberg, Medical Surgical
Kellie Pleskac, Methodist Physicians Clinic
Registration Department
Dr. Monty Sellon, Methodist Physicians Clinic
Dr. Karen Lauer-Silva, Methodist Physicians Clinic
Dr. Kylee Stanley, Methodist Physicians Clinic

Our Generous Donors

Brenda and Todd Ballou
JoAnne Bracker
Robert and Laura Brodd
Charles and Chrystal Callaway
Don and Lui Feltner
Emiley Henry and Hailey Meier
Jason Holtz
Kaleb Jorgensen
Tony and Shelly Kozak
Gerri Means
Amanda Merritt
Kathy Miller
Lori Misfeldt
Renee Peck
Brett Richmond
Bob and Sue Roesch
Zach and Amy Sorensen
Sharon Taylor
Taron Taylor
Kay J. Thompson
JoAnn Walter

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