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​ACES honors the most outstanding employees within UPMC

Congratulations to the 227 individual staff members and two teams who have been selected to receive the 2012 Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES). Awarded to less than 1 percent of UPMC staff across the health system, ACES honors the most outstanding employees within UPMC. Nominated by their peers, these staff members reflect the highest standards of excellence that our communities have come to expect from UPMC.

Along with the individual winners, ACES Team Awards were presented to the UPMC Horizon Employee Contribution Committee and UPMC East Entire Hospital Staff.

Select the facility below to view the names of individuals who received an ACES award for 2012. The winners will be honored at a special recognition event Saturday, Oct. 6, at Heinz Field.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC UPMC International and Commercial Services Division
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC ​UPMC McKeesport
​CEM/STAT MedEvac ​UPMC Mercy
​UPMC Bedford Memorial ​UPMC Northwest
​UPMC CancerCenter ​UPMC Passavant
​UPMC Community Provider Services ​UPMC Physician Services Division
​UPMC Corporate Services ​UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
​UPMC East ​UPMC St. Margaret
​UPMC Hamot Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
​UPMC Horizon ​Team Award — UPMC Horizon Employee Contribution Center
​UPMC Insurance Division ​Team Award - UPMC East, Entire Hospital Staff

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Michael Czachowski
Ashley Fisk
Gwen Harcar
John Jones
Cynthia Knesh
Daniel Mosqueda
Patricia Munk
Kathleen Rice
Denise Rollin
Susan Shetter
Clifton Short
Steven Tullys
Brandy Vandeborne
Amy Wisniewski

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

John Blank
Mary Beth Cooley
Cheryl Lynn Holtzman
Allison Nicole Imhoff
Jessica LaCava
Amanda L.  Paczkowski
John Popovich
Janine Saunders
Karen Paczkowski
Tara Mackintosh Tucker
David Vann, Jr.
Patricia L.  Veseleny
W. Scott Waugh

UPMC Bedford Memorial

Derek Deneen
David Horton, MD
Rita Lewis


Sarah Anderson
Jennifer Hahn

UPMC CancerCenter

Diane Bubenheim
Jackie Gibbons
Kimberly Hodges
Elena Marziale
William Pless
Cindy Rhodes

UPMC Center for Rehab Services

Sandra Blakely
Nicole Caggiano
Valerie Cook
Joseph Haynes
Sue Horne
Scott Weyant

UPMC Community Provider Services

Robert Mazur
Marianne Namachar
Christine Nardei
Betty Robison

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Corporate Services

Joseph W. Bonazza
Suzann Bridge
Chris Carlisle
Kristopher Daugherty
William Dell
Trina Freeman-White
Kaleigh Garcia
Jillian Goncz
Adam Gronsky
Benjamin Karns
Louann Leighlitner
Laura Liberatore
Sara Mahaven
Donna Mosesso
James D.  Patton Jr.
Marianne Rolin
Kimberly Ruud
Kelly Thomas

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Albert  Dawson, Jr.
Danni Brady
Garrett K. Kimmell

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UPMC Hamot

Dana Ashley

Lynn Durst
Kathy McClintock
Diane Voelker

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UPMC Horizon

Diane Brown
Helen Cole

Linda Hooks
Christopher Myers
Heather White

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UPMC Insurance Services Division

Christopher Daley
Deborah Duch
Jason Hockenberry
Dominique King
Shannan Kirk
Lisa Zabelsky Lilley
Ryan Mathieu
Lymari O'Connell
Gerald Tomb
Jennie Wheeler
Mary Alice Wise

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UPMC International and Commercial Services Division

Jason Kosmack
John Newman
Jodie J. Thompson

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UPMC Jefferson Regional Home Health 

Leslie Mulligan
Laurie Newton

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Physician Services Division

Shannon Askren
David Bartlett, MD
Rachel Berger, MD
Courteney Bruce
William Donaldson, III, MD
Karen Florian
Rock Heyman, MD
Karen Lyle
Jennifer McAlister
Deborah McMahon, MD
Evelyn Meyers
Linda Moore
Patricia O'Kelly
Charissa Pacella, MD
Maryann Roney
Emily Stranahan
Morris Turner, MD
Margarita Zuley, MD  

UPMC McKeesport

Carla DeJesus
Kathy DiAngelo
Dena Hornack
Marla Jones
Dennis Magliochette

UPMC Mercy

Dawn Alexander
Robert Byers
Carol Fannon
Catherine Fasnacht
Jean Fechke
Ruth Kovacic
Theresa Leicht
Laura McNally
Lillian Momchilovich
Catherine Ortoleva
Rev. Albert  Schempp III
Gwendolyn Talkish
Kristen Westover

UPMC Northwest

Ryan Antrilli
Christine Blondheim
Nicole Penny
Traci Peterson
Heather Sharp

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UPMC Passavant

August Bailey
Marilu Bayer
Marian Davies
Cynthia Dayen
Ellen Duerr
Barbara Fischer
Kathryn Fowler
Joyce Grubbs
Tanya Heffley
Paula Kirk
Robert Smith

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UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Annette Bowen
Joanne Boyd
Amy Bush
Taunya Cahill
Giovina Carinci
Bryan Cass
Jennifer Choura
Darla Claiborne-Spencer
Sara Maxcy
Ann Curtis
Kelly Danis
Irma D'Antonio
Janet DeRenzo
Mark Dinga
John Donehoo
Kathy Eckert
Sue Evanchak
Paul Feight
Vic Fortunato
Aileen Gallatin
Brittany Gayetsky
Theresa Gladney
Kathy Glovier
Kathy Grills
Carol Hammond
Leann Henniquan
Pat Hogan
Jennifer Igo
Steve  Jannos
Theresa Jones
Kris Keefer-Wolff
Gina Lehman
Shawn McCurdy
Amy McLaughlin
Kim  Meyer
Kathleen Nachazel
Chavonne Newman
Allison Robinson
Jennie Salzman
Guy Sanchioli
Andrea Santella
Mara Schubert
Don  Severyn
Vicki Shaw
Sarah Shumaker
Janet St. Denis
Denise Stromoski
Carol Tamenne
Gaylord Veney
Frank Williams


UPMC St. Margaret

Alfred Caruso Jr.
Janine Hair
Susan Holmes
Denise Koch
Toni Kuhn
Daniel Reyes Jr.
Andy Ruffner
Janine Sharer
Julia Sudetic

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UPMC Senior Communities

Owen Blanton
William Boyce
Edward Cavlovich
Laura Close
Susan Hoffman
Cindi Latchaw
Bob Meyers
Mary Morris
Donnie Scruggs
Veronica Sturges

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Richard Crabtree
Joseph Crouse
Elizabeth Droske
Kasey Godard
Carol Johnston
Mary Kelly
David McCray
Colleen Powers
Michael Schaab*
Carrie Sinclair
David Sveizkas

*awarded posthumously

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Team Award: UPMC Horizon Employee Contribution Team

Ralph Eckleberger
Alyson Fisher
Joni Murray
Pam Vasilie

Team Award: UPMC East Entire Hospital Staff


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