Published on October 10, 2016

Deb Kinney--September Shining Star for Pella Regional

Deb Kinney, Shining StarPELLA, Iowa— Deb Kinney, Rehabilitation, was selected as September Shining Star by co-workers at Pella Regional Health Center.

Kinney, resident of Pella, was nominated based on Attitude, Appearance, Commitment, and Sense of Ownership.

Excerpts from her nomination:
“Over the years I have observed Deb up on the inpatient floor walking patients and instructing them on getting out of bed; always making sure her pace matches theirs. She never appears rushed or discouraged with her patient’s progress. She is always smiling and giving them courage. I never realized what a gem she really was until my daughter had a massive stroke and she worked with Deb. Not only did Deb’s professionalism shine as I saw her work on the physical aspect of gaining strength and movement but also showed my daughter how to believe in herself again. She gave her hope, caring, strength and motivation.”

Shining Star is a reward and recognition program at Pella Regional designed to acknowledge an employee each month that demonstrates outstanding standards of behavior and inspires others to do their best.

Kinney will receive a $100 gift, a plaque, and will automatically be included in the Shining Star of the Year award.