Published on January 14, 2019

Brooke VanHouweling—December Shining Star for Pella Regional

Brooke VanHouweling, Surgery, December Shining Star PELLA, Iowa— Brooke VanHouweling, Surgery, was selected as December Shining Star by co-workers at Pella Regional Health Center.

VanHouweling, resident of Oskaloosa, was nominated based on Attitude, Appearance, Commitment, and Sense of Ownership.

Excerpts from her nomination:
“Brooke always has a positive attitude when she is at work. She is very kind and compassionate with our patients and their needs. She takes on responsibilities and leadership when needed, and is willing to take on any task. Brooke has a great attitude toward co-workers as well, and is always asking how people are doing and how their families are. She does a great job as a nurse and can also work under pressure in emergency situations. Overall, she is a great person inside and out.”

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.

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