Published on January 18, 2016

Shalene Zylstra --December Shining Star for Pella Regional

Shalene Zylstra, Shining StarPELLA, Iowa— Shalene Zylstra, Pella Medical Clinic, was selected as December Shining Star by co-workers at Pella Regional Health Center.

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

Excerpts from her nomination:
“Shalene Zylstra treats our patients with the utmost respect and care. She recently went above and beyond by offering to be a labor coach for one of our patients who was in need. Shalene did not know whether the patient would take her up on it or not, but one Sunday morning at 4 am, Shalene got the call and went to Obstetrics to be this mom's labor coach. This is not a surprise to me, because Shalene would "come running" for any staff or patient that needed her. She is a great asset to our team!”

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.

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