Published on February 15, 2016

Shalene Zylstra, 2015 Shining Star of Year at Pella Regional

Shalene Zylstra, 2015 Shining StarPELLA, Iowa— Shalene Zylstra, Pella Medical Clinic, was recently selected by co-workers as the 2015 Shining Star of the Year at Pella Regional Health Center.

Zylstra, resident of Pella, was Shining Star of the Month in December. 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. At the end of the year one of the Shining Star of the Month recipients is then chosen by Pella Regional employees as Shining Star of the Year.

An excerpt from her nomination form said:
“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!”

Zylstra receives an Employee of the Year plaque and a $250 gift.