HRMC Honors Uttecht as December Exceptional Employee
December 18, 2017
Huron, S.D. – Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) honored its December Exceptional Employee of the Month, Kevin Uttecht, with a reception on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Uttecht, who joined HRMC’s facilities team in June, was nominated by coworkers to receive the honor. According to nominating coworkers, “Kevin’s contagious smile and jovial attitude makes him a welcoming presence throughout the hospital where he serves staff and patients.
“He is the ultimate team player – volunteering to fill in for on-call and weekends to allow his coworkers to attend family gatherings,” the nomination form continued. “Kevin sets very high standards for himself resulting in the job getting done right and the first time.”
HRMC’s Exceptional Employee of the Month award recognizes an employee who goes above and beyond to exceed expectations. Employees can be nominated by other employees or by a patient or visitor who witnesses exceptional service. A committee of employees from various hospital departments chooses the employee on a monthly basis and an Exceptional Employee of the Year is chosen at year-end from the 12 monthly honorees.
As December exceptional employee, Uttecht received a reception with family, friends and coworkers, a meal certificate to a local restaurant, a professional photo session and portrait, $50, a lapel pin and a special parking place for a month.
Uttecht graduated from Alpena High School and worked on the family farm for 13 years. He also worked at Dakota Pork for 12 years and Heartland Pork for 19 years prior to joining HRMC.
Uttecht and his wife Julie, who works as a maternity nurse at HRMC, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary earlier this summer. They have four grown sons and 11 grandchildren. In his spare time, Uttecht follows the Minnesota Vikings and Twins and enjoys hunting with family and friends. They also enjoy travelling to visit their kids and grandchildren, taking in sporting events and school programs. Uttecht and his wife have also enjoyed travelling to Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean.
Patients or visitors can nominate an exceptional employee by calling 353-6539 for a nomination form or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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