Published on June 23, 2020

Chris Heesch — May Shining Star for Pella Regional


6.23.20 PELLA, Iowa— Chris Heesch, Director of Clinic Services, was selected as Pella Regional Health Center’s May Shining Star for his high performance standards.

Heesch, resident of Pella, was nominated based on Commitment to Safety and  Leadership.

Excerpts from her nomination:

“I would like to recognize Chris Heesch for his leadership during the COVID-19 crisis

specifically his implementation of the Patient Assessment Center. With his leadership he was able to rally an inter-departmental team to create an off-site clinic that was functional within 48 hours. He worked closely with the team ongoing to continue to hone processing and assure patient safety in a remote setting. He has also developed a plan to sunset the PAC but with documentation of setup, processes and design to assure that if the need arises we can launch the PAC in short order and re-create as needed.” 

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